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.
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Latest articles from Andrew Hunter
What to do if your Personal Licence to sell alcohol has been revoked for failing to notify refresher training?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.
Following Further Options for Alcohol Licensing last year, the Scottish Government introduced further amendments to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 with the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill on 14th May 2014. Whilst the reforms around the new air weapons licensing regime, the so-called "Andrew's Law", after the death of toddler Andrew Morton in 2005, grabbed the headlines, the Bill contains some important proposed changes to alcohol licensing law in Scotland.
On 28th November 2012, Lady Paton delivered the Opinion of the Inner House in the matter of Freddie Williams Bookmakers v East Ayrshire Council & William Hill Organization Limited  CSIH 89 which is understood to be first appeal in Scotland to the Court of Session under the Gambling Act 2005. The decision highlights the importance of following the strict requirements of the statute to the letter in progressing an appeal, in respect of both jurisdiction and the timing of lodging an appeal.