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22 Feb 2022

What is Competitive Socialising?

In short, Competitive Socialising is basically engaging in playing games and activities, whilst socialising with family, friends, and colleagues over food and drink. Depending on the personalities of the participants, the level of competitiveness ...

21 Feb 2022

Increased activity in test purchasing

After a period of apparent inactivity, we are starting to receive reports of enforcement activity around test purchasing for under age sales of alcohol. It is perhaps understandable that since the onset of COVID in 2020 we have not heard of much ...

21 Feb 2022

Drink Spiking to be made a criminal offence

Individuals who spike someone’s drink could face criminal charges, in a move made by Home Secretary Priti Patel who has vowed to crack down on the practice. The Homes Secretary has been reported to be ready to introduce legislation to target...

15 Feb 2022

Luke Elford joins John Gaunt & Partners Licensing Solicitors

John Gaunt & Partners Licensing Solicitors are excited to welcome Luke Elford, 35, to the team as a new Partner. Previously employed as an associate at Woods Whur, Luke is delighted to be able to continue work with his current clients as he mo...

14 Feb 2022

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pubs Report Released

Within the House of Commons there are various small groups of MPs with a particular interest in certain sections of the economy or social fabric of the country one such group is All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pubs (Pubs APPG), there objective is...

14 Feb 2022

Best practice guide to the management of pub repairs and dilapidations

The BII, BBPA and UKHospitality have together created a best practice guidance on pub repairs and dilapidations in order to support pub companies and tenants. The useful guide can be found here: