The new Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill continues a number of provisions to deal with some of the inflexibility in alcohol and other licensed legislation to meet the challenges faced by operators and licensing authorities due to the movement and other restrictions which are in place.
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Latest articles from Andrew Hunter
As the Coronavirus measures have stepped up, the UK & Scottish Governments have declared that all pubs, clubs, restaurants and non-essential retail should close. Lockdown is firmly underway. Here we look at what this means for licensed premise operators.
Following Scottish and UK Government guidance that members of the public should not frequent pubs, clubs and restaurants for the foreseeable future, can such premises, from a licensing compliance perspective, can offer home delivery and/or takeaway from their premises?
Andrew Hunter, lead Partner in the Licensing team at Harper Macleod, points out a flaw in the legal requirements around providing disabled access to licensed premises.
What to do if your Personal Licence to sell alcohol has been revoked for failing to notify refresher training?
Thousands of personal licences are being revoked after the deadline passed for personal licence holders who had their licence granted on or before 1 September 2009 to complete the training required.