Licensing law

Rising up: the number of personal licences approved has increased by 1,100 in England and Wales

5% rise in personal licences issued

By Nikkie Sutton

More than 700,000 personal licences were granted in the 12 months to the end of March 2018 – a 5% increase on the previous year.

Creating a 'good vibe': 'incidental' music is allowed in pub gardens

Legal Q&A: music volume and personal licences

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A with specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen looks at the regulations governing music volume and personal licence holder's with prior convictions

Illegal screening: Fladgate partner Alex Haffner explains how pub operators can determine if their broadcasts are genuine

How can pubs detect illegitimate sports broadcasts?

By Stuart Stone

The Morning Advertiser spoke to Alex Haffner, a partner in the sports business group at law firm Fladgate, to discuss how publicans can detect whether or not their sports broadcasting platform is legitimate.

Nothing to be scared of: make the most of festive dates to increase takings

Legal Q&A: Trading on notable days

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen tackles trading on notable days and licensing checks for making changes to a pub forecourt

Noise abatement notices: it is crucial that your premises operates within its restrictions

Top tips: dealing with licensing inspections

By Poppleston Allen

Authorised officers from the licensing authority, police and environmental health can arrive at a premises unannounced to scrutinise the operation and seek out every non-compliance under a premises licence.

Fun times: Bingo is back with a bang but make sure you don't fall foul of the Gambling Act 2005

Know the rules on bingo variants

By Poppleston Allen

Bingo is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment with new and innovative approaches to the game that appeal to a wider audience.

Pub gardens and licensing laws, beer, legal

Need to know: pub beer gardens and licensing laws

By Poppleston Allen

The pub garden, be it a grassed expanse, an inner city stone flagged sanctum or an elaborately planted feast for the eyes, is always a much sought-after idyll for a drink or a meal.