Category Archives: JG & Partners, Licensing Solicitors

April Licensing Update from JG&Partners

Welcome to our April Licensing Update – a House of Lords ‘special’! This month’s update conveniently coincides with the publication overnight of the House of Lords report into the workings of the Licensing Act 2013 – but also contains details of other important changes imminently to affect operators.  Happy reading! House of Lords Select Committee… Read More »

March licensing update, from JG&Partners

Welcome to the March licensing update Another month passes; another monthly update. We would particularly draw your attention to our further reminder on the Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme which goes live on 1 April. Also our new CSE Awareness/Avoidance leaflet can be accessed below. We know of a number of operators who are looking to… Read More »

Changes to copyright laws – calling all operators!

Changes to copyright laws – calling all operators! We think this is sufficiently topical and far-reaching to merit a one-off update. Please bear with us on this (and read on!). Recently introduced changes to section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 will affect most, if not all, operators and letters of demand… Read More »

JG&Partners, Mid November Licensing updates

JG&Partners, Mid November Licensing updates Gambling – Commission publishes new consultation This week the Gambling Commission launched a new consultation regarding the regulatory returns operators must submit each year. The consultation proposes changes to the information that operators will be required to provide. The changes cover a range of issues including gaming machines and underage… Read More »

JG&Partners, October licensing further update

  JG&Partners, October licensing further update Scotland – Minimum Pricing – Court of Session decision The long running saga over the Scottish Governments intention to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p (opposed by the Scotch Whisky Association) may finally be drawing to a close. In December 2015, the European Court of Justices… Read More »

JG & Partners, New Home Office Guidance on Identity Documents

New Home Office Guidance on Identity Documents The obligations upon employers to check the immigration status of their staff have increased in recent times but operators have often struggled to understand and recognise the many different forms of identity. The Home Office have now released a Guidance  which should help operators to check papers produced… Read More »

JG & Partners, August Licensing News

    Taxi and private hire vehicle licensing – England & Wales – Briefing document Posted: 11 Aug 2016 09:00 AM PDT A Parliamentary Briefing paper, released yesterday, sets out the licensing arrangements for taxis and private hire vehicles and their drivers and the enforcement of those licences. It also looks at some of the… Read More »