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.

129th Edition, up to date to 20 September 2020


NEW Part 1A (Covid-19)

A new Part has been added to Paterson’s Licensing Acts, dealing with the issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic with specific reference to licensing law. The commentary covers the following areas:
Lifting of lockdown
What are the restrictions in the No 2 Regulations on gatherings?
Covid-19 and the sale and supply of alcohol
Overview of the pavement licensing provisions of the Business and Planning Act 2020
Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles and Covid-19
Gambling and Covid-19
Processing applications in the time of Covid-19
Remote licensing hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic

Relevant provisions of the following Acts are included:
Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
Coronavirus Act 2020
Business and Planning Act 2020

Statutory Instruments
The following statutory instruments are included:
Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/392
Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Wales) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/442 (W 100)
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/592
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No 2) (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/684
Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/725 (W 162)
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No 3) (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/750
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place) (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/791

Additional materials
The documents listed below have been included:
Institute of Licensing: Protocol for Licence Applications & Hearings under the Licensing Act 2003 during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Guidance: Pavement Licences (Outdoor Seating Proposal)
LGA: Licensing of outdoor drinking and dining: brief guidance note
Guidance: Alcohol licensing: guidance on new temporary off-sales permissions
Keeping workers and customers safe during Covid-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services

Part 5 (Gambling Act 2005)
Additional materials
The documents listed below have been added/updated:
Licence conditions and codes of practice (July 2020) AM5.6060
Promoting society and local authority lotteries: Advice for society and local authority lotteries which require a licence or registration (July 2020) AM5.6356
Promoting multiple society lotteries: Advice for society lotteries, local authority lotteries and external lottery managers promoting individual lotteries under one brand (July 2020) AM5.6360
Lottery proceeds: Advice for society lotteries, local authority lotteries and external lottery managers about the requirements relating to the distribution of lottery proceeds (July 2020) AM5.6362
External Lottery Managers: The main requirements of the Gambling Act 2005, licence conditions and their role in promoting society and local authority lotteries (July 2020) AM5.6363


David Lucas, Solicitor & Partner, Poppleston Allen, Licensing Solicitors  Contributor
Ian Seeley, Solicitor, Nottinghamshire Police  Contributor
Craig Baylis, Solicitor & Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner  Contributor
Peter J Veits, Barrister, Clerk to Lincoln and Gainsborough Justices, Chair JCS Licensing Committee  Contributor
Simon Mehigan, QC, Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, 5 Paper Buildings  General editor
Jeremy Phillips  General editor
John Saunders, QC, Barrister, of Gray's Inn, Citadel Chambers  General editor
Peter Coulson, LLB, Editor of Licensing Review  Contributor
Philip Kolvin, Barrister, 2-3 Gray's Inn Square   Contributor
Julian B Knowles, Barrister of the Inner Temple, Matrix Chambers  Contributor
Clare Johnson, Solicitor & Partner, Grosschalks   Contributor
Gerald Gouriet, Barrister, 3 Raymond Buildings  Contributor
Dale Collins, Solicitor, Osborne Clarke   Contributor