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The 4th edition, as with previous editions, aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative guide to licensing law, with a detailed exposition and contextual analysis of the legal provisions governing the licensing of alcohol and entertainment under the Licensing Act 2003. It encompasses the legislative and decision-making framework of the Act; the various forms of authorisation for licensable activities (premises licences, club premises certificates, temporary event notices, Part 5A notices and personal licences); licence and certificate conditions; and enforcement and appeals. It also contains a chapter examining compatibility of the 2003 Act and decisions made under it with the European Convention on Human Rights.

The new edition, building on the highly acclaimed previous three editions, has been fully updated and revised. It includes subsequent legislative changes and up to date case law decisions. New additions to this edition include:

  • legislative changes introduced by the Licensing Act 2003 (Early Morning Alcohol Restriction Orders) Regulations 2012, the Late Night Levy (Application and Administration) Regulations 2012, the Late Night Levy (Expenses, Exemptions and Reductions) Regulations 2012, the Licensing Act 2003 (Descriptions of Entertainment) (Amendment) Order 2013, the Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014, the Licensing Act 2003 (Mandatory Licensing Conditions) Order 2014, the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Deregulation Act 2015, the Licensing Act 2003 (Late Night Refreshment) Regulations 2015, the Immigration Act 2016 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017;
  • amendments to existing regulations and orders, and the April 2017 version of Secretary of State’s Statutory Guidance;
  • important case law decisions on a range of areas;
  • coverage of new aspects of licensing control, including permitted sales of alcohol under a Part 5A notice where community event conditions or ancillary business sales conditions are met, and the issuing of illegal working closure notices and illegal working compliance orders; and
  • revised and extended sections on a number of areas, most notably in Chapter 11 on closure powers, early morning alcohol restriction orders and a late night levy.

The 4th edition is essential reading for all local authorities, magistrates’ courts, legal advisors, licensing policy advisors, operators and the police as well as those applying for licences and other forms of authorisation.