Licensing law

Street smart: You may need a pavement license

Get permission for your outside seating area

By Poppleston Allen

It’s May, we are in the middle of spring (officially), with longer days and the hope of some sunshine, many of your customers will no doubt want to sit outside your premises enjoying a meal or a drink.

Plan ahead: Tension can run high during a world cup tournament

Be a responsible world cup host

By Poppleston Allen

As football fanatics and detractors alike brace themselves for a summer of national flags, bunting, shouting at televisions, and packed pubs, so too does the hospitality sector.

Labelling issues: current regulations cause confusion

A guide to low and non-alcohol descriptors

By Poppleston Allen

Following the increasing popularity of low and no-alcohol drinks, the Government has responded to calls for the need to review the labelling of such drinks before the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 expire in December 2018

Your help needed: pubs must help reduce risks to their customers

How to help battle the ongoing fight against terror

By Poppleston Allen

We don’t need to be reminded of the atrocities recently in Carcassonne, France. This historic city was blighted with an act of terrorism leaving five dead, including a police officer who exchanged himself for a hostage and paid the ultimate price.

One glass too many: Even one glass related incident can warrant attention from police

Legal Q&A: one glass too many

By Poppleston Allen

This legal Q&A takes a look at the impact of a police request for a venue to switch from glass to polycarbonate drinking vessels, and the ins and outs of transforming a site from a restaurant operation to a bar.

What's to come: possible exemptions to the policy could be found in cheese shops or wine bars

Could cumulative impact zone policies stifle pub innovations?

By Poppleston Allen

Local authorities up and down the land have adopted a wide range of cumulative impact policy zones, covering specific geographical areas where unacceptable levels of crime, disorder or public nuisance are deemed to take place.