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08 Dec 2021

The Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2021

In Northern Ireland, alcohol may only be sold to the public in licensed premises. The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 specifies the categories of premises for which a licence may be granted. Private Members’ clubs which wish to suppl...

07 Dec 2021

Security Industry Authority Check Compliance

Many licensed premises require under the terms of their licence the provision of Door Supervisors and it is a mandatory condition on all licences that:- Any person carrying out a security activity at the premises in accordance with conditions att...

06 Dec 2021

High Court refuses permission to bring judicial review in premises licence transfer case

Under the Licensing Act 2003, a premises licence transfer is applied for by the incoming premises licence holder but the application ought to be accompanied by the signed consent of the current premises licence holder. However, a licensing author...

30 Nov 2021

Covid 19 - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2021

The Government have now issued new Regulations on the issue of self-isolation.  The Regulations follow statements from the Prime Minister and Health Secretary in the wake of the newly identified Omicron variant of the Covid 19 virus. The Hea...

22 Oct 2021

Chambers & Partners 2022 | John Gaunt & Partners Top Ranked!

The 2022 edition of Chambers and Partners was released today and again John Gaunt & Partners has retained our Band 1 ranking for Licensing. Partners, Jon Wallsgrove, Tim Shield, Michelle Hazlewood and Christopher Grunert have once again been ...

24 Sep 2021

New Government plans for all tips to go to staff.

In an announcement from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on Friday, the Government announced plans for all tips to go to staff as part of plans to enhance rights of workers. Tips already cannot be used to count towards...