Licensing law

Time at the bar: a council will not grant extended opening hours after neighbours complained about noise

Publican loses battle to extend opening hours

By Alice Leader

A council has rejected a publican’s application to extend a pub’s opening hours after neighbouring residents warned it would worsen the existing “nightmare of noise” and disruption.

Festive operations: make sure your pub is in line with the law by reading Poppleston Allen's advice

Christmas licensing problems solved

By Emily Hawkins

With more people going on nights out to socialise and reunite with family, Christmas can bring a mix of licensing concerns for pub operators.

Party time: don't let Christmas revellers spoil the fun

Top tips: dealing with unpredictable customers

By Poppleston Allen

At this time of year, it is worthwhile reminding operators that Christmas and new year attract office parties and celebrations that will likely take place at licensed premises.

Against the clock: Speak to authorities if you have less time than expected and check your licence because you may be able show early sport

Applying for TENS against the clock

By Poppleston Allen

Where operators have such permissions but are short on time, my advice has been to speak to the police and licensing officers – the majority take a relaxed view, according to specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen.

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