Paterson's Licensing Acts

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The full text of the definitive work dealing with licensing law in England and Wales. Paterson's Licensing Acts online provides a detailed and clear analysis of licensing law and contains all relevant statutes & statutory instruments relating to public entertainment, health & safety; liquor licensing; night cafes; betting; gaming; lotteries; appeals, applications & procedure; and fees & fines.

132st Edition, up to date to August 2023


Part 1 (Liquor, Refreshment and Entertainment Licensing)
The text has also been updated to reflect recent cases, and changes made by the updated Section 182 Guidance.
The Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 has been repealed by the Fianance (No 2) Act 2023 and removed from the text.
Additional materials
The revised Section 182 Guidance (July 2023) is included in this edition.
Part 2 (Hackney Cabs (Taxis) and Private Hire Vehicles)
Statutory Instruments
The following Transport for London SIs have been updated:
Private Hire Vehicles (London) (Operators’ Licences) Regulations 2000;
Private Hire Vehicles (London PHV Driver’s Licences) Regulations 2003.
Additional materials
The revised Guidance for licensing authorities to prevent illegal working in the taxi and private hire sector in the UK (October 2023) is included in this edition.
Part 5 (Gambling)
A new section has been added to the text to cover details of the 2023 White Paper following the Government’s review of the Gambling Act 2005 (see para 5.401 ff).
Additional materials
The updated Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (October 2023) is included in this edition.


David Wilson  Consulting editor
Jeremy Phillips KC; Barrister, of Inner Temple  Editor-in-chief
Gerald Gouriet KC, Barrister, of Inner Temple  General editor
Sarah Clover (Barrister)  Consultant editor
The Honourable Sir John Saunders  General editor
Leo Charalambides (Barrister)  Consultant editor
David Lucas (Solicitor)  Consulting editor
Gary Grant (Barrister)  Consulting editor
Charles Holland (Barrister)  Consulting editor