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Alfresco style: Check you can use the ‘highway’

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Legal Q&A: external furniture and impact of bankruptcy

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The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen addresses external furniture queries and how bankruptcy impacts a personal and premises licenses.

A fine art: Follow the advice on submitting drawings

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Top tips: All part of the masterplan

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If you are applying for a new premises licence or are making changes to the layout of an existing premises, you will probably need to submit an application to the local authority, enclosing a copy of suitable licensing drawings.

Opportunity knocks: Use your temporary event notices well

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Top tips: making the most of the UK summer

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In the UK, we are unfortunate not to get a consistent summer of good weather. So it’s crucial for operators to try and maximise every sunny spell possible for that extra trade it can bring in.

The joy of pubs: Licensing committees are often too quick to dismiss a pub, which can bring a lot to an area

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‘The only really quiet pub is a closed pub’

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While the message that pubs play an important role within communities is increasingly appreciated at Government level, it has not always trickled down to local authorities.

On the door: ensure door staff are SIA-registered

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Legal Q&A: summary reviews and noise complaints

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The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen covers summary reviews and noise complaints.

I’ll drink to that:  Signs that a wet led offer may be back on the rise

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Are wet-led pubs back on the rise?

By Poppleston Allen

As several recent headlines indicate that wet-led offers may be back on the rise, specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen consider what operators looking to change from dining to wet-led should be aware of

Ground rules: If someone refuses to be searched on entry, do not let them in

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Top tips: Make your venue safer with searches

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With the seemingly ever-increasing risk of knife crime, here are some useful reminders about searching customers.

Plan ahead: it’s often fun in the sun but heed the advice regarding neighbours

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Top tips: beware of the noise in beer gardens

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During the Easter break, one of my highlights was sitting with friends in a beautiful little beer garden for an evening spent catching up over a gin and tonic or two.

By the book: legalities must be qualified when facing an interview under caution

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Being interviewed under caution

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When a regulator has carried out an inspection or been called to a premises after an accident, you may then receive a letter asking a company representative or an individual to take part in an interview under caution.

Stay legal: Most councils will require you to have a pavement licence

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Top tips if you’re planning to go alfresco

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As the evenings grow longer and (we hope) the temperature rises, operators up and down the country will be looking to capitalise on the demand for alfresco drinking and dining.

Flag it up: Many areas with a cumulative impact policy have Purple Flag status, meaning they are recognised as diverse, safe and enjoyable at night

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Stay on top of your stress areas

By Poppleston Allen

You may be familiar with the concept of cumulative impact policies, also known as 'stress areas', where the local authority has determined that the number of licensed premises in a particular area is having a negative impact on one of more of...

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