Licensing Law CPD – Overview
One type of Licensing Law is responsible for governing when, where and to whom alcohol is sold for the purpose of protection against potential damage to public order and/or health. Alcohol licensing law in the UK is rather complex and differs depending on whether the prospective individual or business intends to sell alcohol across the counter, in a bar or a restaurant with a meal.
Other types of licensing laws govern:
• the regulation of Hackney Cabs, and
• Private Hire Vehicles
Lawyers practising in the area of licensing need to be kept up to date at all times with the latest legislation and case law as floating licensing law intentionally or unintentionally can carry hefty penalties. A few examples of the type of CPD courses that are available in the area of licensing law can be found below.
CPD Licensing Law – Course Information
Introduction to Licensing Law – Seminar – CPD hours 3
This seminar is intended to provide you as a practitioner with the knowledge required to guide your clients through the complex application process and the regulatory framework within which you must operate their licensed business. The seminar will be conducted by highly experienced specialists from various areas of licensing practice.
The Licensing Law CPD seminar content is far reaching and includes issues related to the regulation of the sale and supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment such as the Licensing Act 2003, which will cover licensing objectives, activities requiring a license and those that do not and the application process. It looks how applicants can strengthen their case and the consequences of the non-compliance of licensing conditions especially in the case of premises licenses and club premises certificates.
The area of personal licenses is also covered, especially the role of the Designated Premises Supervisor. It also looks at what can be expected at hearings and the appeals process including time frames for various aspects of the procedure.
The regulation of gambling is governed by the Gambling Act 2005. and this seminar will delve into the licensing objectives and statutory guidelines as well as the different types of license such as for casinos, betting shops and a number of family oriented entertainment venues.
The Gambling Act also covers:
• gaming machines
• remote gambling
• lotteries and gambling websites, and
• issues club gaming and machine permits
The Licensing Law CPD seminar looks at operating and personal licenses as well as the temporary use of premises and general offences, appeals and time limits.
Regulation of Hackney Cabs and Private Hire Vehicles is discussed with an explanation of the Acts governing these activities such as the local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and the private hire Vehicles Act 1998. The definition of Hackney Carriages and private Hire Vehicles are examined along with operator’s licence requirements and the “fit and proper person” test.
What happens when a licence is suspended or revoked is explored as well as the testing and inspection of vehicles. Finally, the appeal process when licenses are taken away is ade3quately addressed along with expected time limits.
There are many other Licensing Law CPD courses available to keep practitioners at the forefront of legislative developments and choosing the best CPD training providers will determine the quality of your future training.