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Sex Entertainment Venue Licensing - Discretion & Reasons

March 20th, 2013 by Louise Humphreys

In a judgment that will be of great assistance to licensing authorities, the High Court has recently dismissed an application for judicial review against a refusal to grant a Sex Entertainment Venue licence for a lapdancing venue in a rural location. ... continue reading...


Law Commission Consultation On Taxis & Private Hire Services

May 10th, 2012 by Louise Humphreys

In July 2011, the Law Commission agreed to undertake a law reform project on the law of taxis and private hire vehicles. The Commission has just published a consultation on proposed changes which will run until 10 August 2012. The Commission's state ... continue reading...


Appeals against decisions of licensing committees

January 28th, 2011 by Louise Humphreys

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal serves as a reminder of how appeals to the magistrates' court from decisions of local authority licensing committees are to be dealt with - Regina (Hope and Glory Public House Ltd) v City of Westminster Magist ... continue reading...


Government forges ahead with changes to licensing regime

December 13th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

Following consultation (see earlier post on this topic), the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill currently before Parliament clearly indicates the government's intention to press ahead with the introduction of late night levies whilst at the ... continue reading...


New licensing conditions come into force

October 1st, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

Two new conditions will appear on every licence from today (1 October 2010). Government guidance on the conditions is still awaited; whether it will ever be forthcoming is debatable given the recent consultation on further changes to the licensing sy ... continue reading...


Consultation on changes to licensing regime

August 27th, 2010 by Louise Humphreys

The Home Office is currently consulting on changes to the current licensing regime. The consultation entitled "Rebalancing the Licensing Act" closes on 8 September 2010, so there isn't much time left to submit responses if you haven't already done so ... continue reading...