Whether setting up a new business or having fallen foul of red tape, we can help you stay on the right side of the law.
From the 1st January 2018 you may need to apply for a Water Abstraction licence where such abstraction has previously been exempt.
Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) may need to carefully review their role, as the extent of their duties could be considered to go beyond those connected with the sale of alcohol under the Licensing Act 2003. Laura Williams from our Licensing Team looks at a recent court decision.
Nigel Evans has recently been found not guilty of all the criminal charges brought against him, but is out of pocket by £130,000. Why can’t he get that back? Joe Lott explains.
Joe Lott considers the effect of a recent decision of the Supreme Court on unlawful activities and how this might have wider implications, in particular in lease covenants.
Judicial review cases involve investigations by the courts into the workings of our public services. Is it right that the two sides should be able to agree to keep the court’s findings secret?
Joe Lott reminds us that all food businesses need to be able to ensure that the food they serve properly complies with its description.
Joe Lott reports on how Morrisons very nearly legalised some sales of cigarettes to children.
Joe Lott looks at the government's proposed changes to the Licensing Act which will remove the need for community venues to hold a licence for certain entertainment events
Joe Lott offers a timely reminder that CCTV users need to be licensed by the Information Commissioner and comply with a proper data-handling policy.
There is pressure in every industry to provide a unique customer-experience. However, as Joe Lott reports, be very careful to plan for the unexpected.
What is the Designated Premises Supervisor's role in a premises supplying alcohol? Surprisingly, the legal role is not clearly defined as Joe Lott explains.
Tim Child explains why Licensees must ensure that they have proper diary systems in place so that the annual licence fees are paid promptly - and what will happen if they aren't.
Read on to find out whether your business needs a consumer credit licence, as it is not just banks, credit card companies and other specialist businesses that require one.
Everyone struggling to deal with the aftermath of death, insolvency or mental incapacity of a licensee needs to be aware of the Interim Authority Procedure. Joe Lott explains why.
Poker clubs: Joe Lott reviews the rules and regulations that apply to these increasingly popular venues.