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Biggest legal licensing reads of 2021

Here is our top 10 most read alcohol and gambling licensing articles of 2021 – totalling over 50,000 views.

Over the past 12 months, which have been a roller coaster for the licensed trade, our licensing solicitors have written 100’s of legal articles. These have been featured on trade and legal websites such as the Institute of Licensing, the Morning Advertiser, Coinslot International and eGaming Review. Plus, they have also been used by the national media, appearing on the websites of Sky News, The Guardian, The i, The Daily Mail, City AM and The Sun.

Below is a list of 2021’s top 10 most read articles from our website, which have a collective viewing figure of over 50,000 times.

This does not include Covid 19 articles as the legislation is often temporary, but a full list of these articles can be read here.

Important: The legal articles below are not newly published for 2021, but have been read the most during 2021.


Employing a 15 year old in licensed premises

This is a Q&A describing the rules surrounding the employment of under 18s in licensed premises including pubs, restaurants and bars.


Can I run a food business from a shop?

This article describes what should be considered when applying for a license for your new coffee shop.


A guide to notices displayed at licensed premises

This is a detailed guide about how to display notices at a licensed premise and also includes a printable PDF version of the guide.


Sales of non-alcoholic / low alcohol beers

This Q&A answers whether licensed premises still need to operate a challenge 25 policy or refuse sales to younger looking customers when selling non-alcoholic and low alcohol beers.


Temporary Event Notices

This article is a guide to temporary event notices. TENs are required before carrying out licensable activity on unlicensed premises or when the activity is outside the scope of an existing licence.


Unlimited Fines for some Licensing Act 2003 Offences

This article details Licensing Act 2003 offences that now have unlimited fines following the commencement of S.85 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.


When it is right to refuse service

This article gives an overview of the main legal and operation points to bear in mind when refusing service or denying entry.


Draft Regulations will increase Temporary Event Notice limits in 2022/2023 and extend off-sales for a further year

This article gives details about regulations that have been laid out in parliament to further assist the hospitality industry following lockdown.


Police closure powers

This article details the powers that the police have to close licensed premises to prevent disorder including closure notices, closure orders and action after a closure order.


The rules on rights to refuse entry

This Q&A details the law surrounding the rights to refuse entry to licensed premises including pubs, restaurants and clubs.

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