Checking closure powers

Legal analysis

Checking closure powers

By James Anderson & Nick Arron, Poppleston Allen

So far as licensed premises are concerned, the main provisions of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 came into effect on 20 October 2014, but it is only recently that we have seen evidence of these provisions being put into force.

Coulson: most licensees do not have an ‘instant’ lawyer at their side to risk a confrontation with the police

Trade must fight instant pub closures

By Peter Coulson

Two more glaring examples of police misuse of their closure powers have come to light recently, involving two different parts of the law. In the...