Training News New course launched to assist Police, Councils and Licensing departments

A new course launched by Poppleston Allen will pay particular attention to the review procisions which are likely to be used to address problems of badly managed premises

  • Date: 05 February 2006
  • Author/Solicitor: David Elphick

Following major reforms to licensing law and procedure and a new regime for licensing the supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment, attention has now switched from conversion to the new system to focus on enforcing the law; tackling binge drinkers, illegal sales to young persons and disturbance in and around licensed premises.

A new course launched by Poppleston Allen will pay particular attention to the review provisions which are likely to be used to address problems of badly managed premises, disturbance in and around premises and breaches of licensing law.

The course will also cover, in detail, the provisions in the Act relating to Closure Orders and any revisions to the Guidance for police forces, issued under Section 182, which are due to be announced in March this year. Attendees will be given advice on making Representations, along with the main procedural issues when appearing at Hearings of the Licensing Authority.

Commenting on the new course, David Elphick of Poppleston Allen Consultancy and Training (PACT) said: "with hundreds of appeals against the decisions of local authorities now filed before Magistrates Courts across England and Wales, delegates will be provided with comprehensive guidance on Appeal provisions in the Act, and to the latest advice from the Justices' Clerks' Society. The programme will include an outline of the main offence provisions relating to children and unauthorised licensable activities and some case studies".