Licensing law

Hit the right note: raves often fail to meet deregulation qualification because of occupancy figures and the times they take place

Raves do not have to be illegal

By Poppleston Allen

You may have seen recent news reporting the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s concerns over a rise in illegal raves across Britain.

Forward planning: temporary event notices can be key for the festive period

Dealing with TENs for the festive period

By Poppleston Allen

Bonfire night is becoming a distant memory and, before we know it, we will be entering the festive period, a key time for the licensed trade.

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.