Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy, Second Edition - Press Release

Press Release
July 2013

Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy, Second Edition9781845922887

Philip Kolvin QC

Leading licensing QC declares the fees regulations for over 600,000 licences unlawful

In the second edition of Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy, top licensing barrister Philip Kolvin QC states that the fees regulations governing premises licences, personal licences and club premises certificates are unlawful. According to Kolvin, the landmark ruling from the Court of Appeal in R (on the application of Hemming) v Westminster City Council [2013] potentially affects the fees for over 600,000 licences in England and Wales.

Timed to coincide with the outcome of the crucial Hemming case, this authoritative text explains how the 2005 fees regulations became unlawful under new European laws introduced in 2010 and explores the far-reaching ramifications of the May 2013 judgment.

Untangling the web of licensing law

Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy, Second Edition offers a unified ‘how to’ manual for the management of the night time economy. Packed full of the specialist writers’ decisive opinions and firm conclusions, it clearly explains how the licensing regime, allied to other statutory and voluntary schemes, can be used to develop a more sustainable and diverse leisure economy.

This fully revised and updated edition argues for a strategic approach to licensing, explaining how it is part of a much larger network of control of the night time economy. Providing authoritative advice on best practice, the interlocking contributions are written by experts in fields such as planning, noise, policing, door supervision, health and safety and local government strategies.

Levies, EMROs, legislation and more

Licensed Premises also contains and covers:

• Relevant legislation such as the Live Music Act 2012, Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, Localism Act 2011, Policing and Crime Act 2009 and Violent Crime Act 2006
• A brand new chapter on regulatory partnerships written by model licensing authority, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
• The role of policy in creating vibrant economies
• Frequently debated topics, such as the role of evidence, proximity and opening hours
• Standards of excellence for licensing authorities, officers, councillors, lawyers and in licensing hearings
• Public sector duties of licensing authorities, including the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Equality Act, human rights, the Provision of Services Regulations, the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006 and RIPA
• Statutory remedies in the night time economy, such as controlled drinking zones, dispersal orders, directions to leave, levies, EMROs, area closure orders, reviews, premises closures under the Licensing Act, drink banning orders, confiscation powers and alcohol arrest referral schemes
• Voluntary schemes such as Best Bar None, Purple Flag, BIDs, Pub Watch and Community Alcohol Partnerships

A practical guidebook

This user-friendly guide provides a wealth of resources including case studies, practical tools, strategic policy advice and a series of appendices encompassing helpful information from government, trade associations and other bodies.

Who should buy this book?

The unique approach taken in Licensed Premises makes this a ‘bible’ for practitioners advising local government officers, the police and the licensed trade on all aspects of their role in the licensing regime. It is also an essential title for local authority councillors and legal, licensing and democratic service officers.

About the authors

Philip Kolvin QC is a barrister and Head of Licensing at Cornerstone Barristers, Gray’s Inn, London and an Associate Tenant at Kings Chambers, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham. He is also Patron of the Institute of Licensing, the national body for licensing professionals, and Chairman of Best Bar None and Purple Flag.

Expert contributors include those from Poppleston Allen, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Cornerstone Barristers, Wine and Spirit Trade Association and MAKE Associates.

ISBN: 978 1 84592 288 7 Pub date: June 2013 Format: Paperback
Price: £115 Extent: 1492pp


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