News Helping you fully understand your powers and duties in a licensing hearing

Specialist Training for Licensing Councillors, Licensing Committee Members and people within local authorities only

If you, or one of your colleagues, sit on licensing committees or attend licensing hearings, you know how complicated these can be.So to help you fully understand councillors' powers and duties at hearings, best practice and standards of conduct, we have teamed up with licensing specialists at Cornerstone Barristers to run a series of 10 hands-on training courses across the country.On top of watching presentations with Q&A sessions and workshops, you will be involved in a 'mock hearing' to give you a real understanding - or refresher - of what happens on the day.

What you will learn in the morning:

  • Key principles of the Licensing Act 2003;
  • Section 182 National Guidance;
  • The inter-relationship of The Licensing Act 2003 and other legislation; and
  • The conduct of hearings including evidential burden and providing reasons.

What you will learn in the afternoon:

You will be involved in a number of workshops in small groups. These will deal with specific scenarios where you can ask, and have answered, any questions that you need clarification with.This will be followed by the mock hearing.If you attend one of the courses you will get an opportunity to advance or refresh your knowledge, understanding and practical expertise of licensing hearings.What's more, you will receive 4.25 hours CPD.And to ensure you get the most value from your day, you will receive the pre-reading learning materials before the event.A chance for you to hear from some of the country's legal licensing specialists:Working with Cornerstone Barristers means we are able to bring you some of the most respected and sought-after barristers and solicitors in the country, including:

Date: 15 June 2015

Location: Taunton

Trainers:

Jonathan Smith: Managing partner of Poppleston Allen and a solicitor with over 20 years of experience and a veteran of more than 150 licensing reviews. Read Jonathan's full biography here

Philip Kolvin QC: Head of Cornerstone Barristers and a nationally renowned licensing barrister and author. He is Patron of the Institute of Licensing and Chairman of Purple Flag. Read Philip's full biography here

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Date: 16 June 2015

Location: York

Trainers:

James Anderson: A partner at Poppleston Allen Solicitors with almost 25 years of licensing experience covering general advice, training and lecturing. Read James's full biography here.

Rory Clarke: A licensing barrister with extensive experience in advising local authorities in areas including taxis, the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005 and SEVs. Read Rory's full biography here.

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Date: 17th June 2015

Location: Preston

Trainers:

James Anderson: A partner at Poppleston Allen Solicitors with almost 25 years of licensing experience covering general advice, training and lecturing. Read James's full biography here.

Rory Clarke: A licensing barrister with extensive experience in advising local authorities in areas including taxis, the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005 and SEVs. Read Rory's full biography here.

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Date: 18 June 2015

Location: London

Trainers:

Steve Burnett: A solicitor at Poppleston Allen Solicitors with 15 years of experience dealing with all general licensing matters. Steve also advisers on Sexual Entertainment Venue licensing and more complex licensing cases including appeals, licensing reviews and Judicial Reviews in the High Court.Read Steve's full biography here

Josef Cannon: A licensing barrister appearing regularly for local authorities, responsible authorities (in particular the Metropolitan Police) and the trade, advising and representing in matters ranging from advisory work and sub-committees through to magistrates' and crown court appeals and judicial reviews Read Josef's full biography here.

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Date: 19 June 2015

Location: Bedford

Trainers:

Steve Burnett: A solicitor at Poppleston Allen with 15 years of experience dealing with all general licensing matters. Steve also advisers on Sexual Entertainment Venue licensing and more complex licensing cases including appeals, licensing reviews and Judicial Reviews in the High Court. Read Steve's full biography here

Josef Cannon: A licensing barrister appearing regularly for local authorities, responsible authorities (in particular the Metropolitan Police) and the trade, advising and representing in matters ranging from advisory work and sub-committees through to magistrates' and crown court appeals and judicial reviews Read Josef's full biography here.>/a>

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Date: 14 September 2015

Location: Reading

Trainers:

Andy Grimsey: Andy has practiced both as a barrister and solicitor. In doing so he has gained a wide experience of the legal issues that face the licensed trade. This includes Reviews and Summary Reviews at over 80 different licensing authorities. Read Andy's full biography here.

Asitha Ranatunga: Asitha has is ranked as a leading junior in licensing law. He has substantial magistrates' court experience of defending Local Authority decisions on appeal, and regularly appears for the trade before Licensing Sub-Committees and on appeal on variation and review applications of all descriptions. He is also on the Metropolitan Police panel of Counsel. Read Asitha's full biography here.

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Date: 15 September 2015

Location: Cheltenham

Trainers:

Andy Grimsey: Andy has practiced both as a barrister and solicitor. In doing so he has gained a wide experience of the legal issues that face the licensed trade. This includes Reviews and Summary Reviews at over 80 different licensing authorities. Read Andy's full biography here.

Asitha Ranatunga: Asitha has is ranked as a leading junior in licensing law. He has substantial magistrates' court experience of defending Local Authority decisions on appeal, and regularly appears for the trade before Licensing Sub-Committees and on appeal on variation and review applications of all descriptions. He is also on the Metropolitan Police panel of Counsel. Read Asitha's full biography here

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Date: 16 September 2015

Location: Bridgend

Trainers:

Jonathan Smith: Managing partner of Poppleston Allen and a solicitor with over 20 years of experience and a veteran of more than 150 licensing reviews. Read Jonathan's full biography here

Philip Kolvin QC: Head of Cornerstone Barristers and a nationally renowned licensing Barrister and author. He is Patron of the Institute of Licensing and Chairman of Purple Flag. Read Philip's full biography here

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Date: 17 September 2015

Location: Doncaster

Trainers:

James Anderson: A partner at Poppleston Allen Solicitors with almost 25 years of licensing experience covering general advice, training and lecturing. Read James's full biography here.

Rory Clarke: A licensing barrister with extensive experience in advising local authorities in areas including taxis, the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005 and SEVs. Read Rory's full biography here.

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Date: 18 September 2015

Location: Nottingham

Trainers:

Andy Grimsey: Andy has practiced both as a barrister and solicitor in the Midlands. In doing so he has gained a wide experience of the legal issues that face the licensed trade. This includes Reviews and Summary Reviews at over 80 different licensing authorities. Read Andy's full biography here.

Asitha Ranatunga: Asitha has is ranked as a leading junior in licensing law. He has substantial magistrates' court experience of defending Local Authority decisions on appeal, and regularly appears for the trade before Licensing Sub-Committees and on appeal on variation and review applications of all descriptions. He is also on the Metropolitan Police panel of Counsel.

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To summarise:

  • You will learn - or be refreshed - about licensing law;
  • You'll have important topics clarified for you;
  • You'll have answered any question that has concerned you about licensing law or licensing hearings;
  • You will be involved in a workshops and a mock hearing;
  • You'll be better equipped to make decisions and advise others; and
  • You will receive 4.25 hours CPD

If you have any questions about this course please contact the IOL events team using events@instituteoflicensing.org

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Why not come with a colleague?

Two heads are better than one so why not come with a colleague. There is no restriction on the numbers you can have from one authority.

Running order of the day

10:00 Registration & Coffee

10:25 Introduction & Overview

10:30 Likely issues arising at a hearing and how to deal with them

11:30 Refreshment Break

11:45 Evidence, decisions, the Guidance, good and bad practice and Statements of Licensing Policy

12:45 Lunch

13:30 Workshops in small groups, covering a variety of topicsSummary by trainers at conclusion of session

15:00 Refreshment Break

15:15 Mock Hearing

16:30 Conclusion and close