Licensing law

Top gong: the Red Lion & Sun took home the title of the best pub in the country at the 2018 Great British Pub Awards


Licensee takes award-winning gastropub to the park

By Nikkie Thatcher

Heath Ball, operator of the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London, is delivering drinks to customers in a local park in a bid to reach more people and become ‘London’s largest beer garden’.

Legal Q&A: solicitors from Poppleston Allen answer your questions regarding licence and permit renewal and the potential drawbacks of a CVA

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Legal Q&A: Licence and permit renewal, the pitfalls of a CVA

By Poppleston Allen

In the latest Legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen, we take a closer look at licence and permit renewal as well as the potential drawbacks of a company voluntary arrangement.

Work rules: the current situation could offer youngsters a chance to join the on-trade

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Giving employment to under-18s

By Poppleston Allen

Over recent years, the trade has stepped up a gear to entice school leavers into its workforce. Competition is hot but just how compatible is the current legislation in terms of being able to compete?

Be safe, not sorry: pavement licenses are still in effect so review yours now

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The checklist to help you stay legitimate post-lockdown

By Poppleston Allen

At the time of writing (1 June), we are still awaiting both relaxation of the lockdown regulations and guidance for the hospitality sector from the Government on reopening and, until then, we are all still flailing around in the darkness.

New beginning: more outside socialising will mean a rise in noise disturbances and reduced car uses, licensing lawyers claim


Pubs must adapt to end of spontaneous nights out

By Emily Hawkins

Pubs will face a “a new beginning entirely” when reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, which will require changes in licensing legislation and the experience pubs offer, according to a paper from the Institute of Licensing (IoL).

Handy idea: take advantage of the time available to renovate your site

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Legal Q&A: limit to flexible hours and refurbishment proposals

By Poppleston Allen

The latest legal Q&A from specialist licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen covers the rules around late-night refreshments and refurbishment proposals during Covid-19 lockdown.

Late-night levy: councils cannot refund or reduce payments but can defer the annual licence payment


Councils consider future late-night levy rebates

By Emily Hawkins

Councils across the country are considering issuing rebates or discounts on late-night levy payments next year but are still unable to refund or reduce current payments.

Lockdown: a further three weeks of strict measures has been announced


Lockdown extended by 3 weeks

By Nicholas Robinson

The Government has announced a three-week extension of lockdown in a bid to help slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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