The 'Now & Next' course is aimed at everyone with an interest in licensing, including Licensing Officers, Police Officers, Councillors and legal advisors of the licensing committee. Each session will be led by a member of the Cornerstone Barristers Licensing Team and the aim is for lively interaction from both delegates and other members of the Cornerstone Barristers TeamCourse Objectives: The course intends to bring the delegate up to date with the latest changes and case law that have taken place across several areas of licensing including gambling, alcohol, entertainment and taxis.CPD: The Institute of Licensing accredits this course at 4 hours CPD.
The Programme (TBC)09.30 Registration and Teas & Coffees10.00 Session 1 - Alcohol and minimum unit pricing.This session will bring you up to date with the latest news on the saga that is the attempt to introduce minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland, including a recap of the ECJ ruling and the follow-up Court of Session decision; and any further developments; including a look at where MUP stands now south of the border. - Josef Cannon11.00 Refreshment Break11.30 Session 2 - Uber/taxis update - This session will consider how Uber is licensed, the application of standard licensing conditions and the IoL model convictions policy - Richard Hanstock12.15 Session 3 - Front of house drug testingIntroduction of front of house drug testing at festivals and nightclubs from a licensing perspective - can it be licensed, should it be licensed, how can it be licensed? From a pilot at two festivals last year, it is now being deployed at 15 this year. What are the licensing implications? - Matt Lewin13.00 Lunch14.00 Session 4 - Gambling update (social gaming)· Where next for casinos?· Social gaming and blurring the boundaries.· Responding to new gambling models: the Greene King litigation.· Gaming machines and “atmosphere”· FOBTS: getting no kick from cocaine· Local risk assessments: a useful tool or more bureaucracy?· The consumer is king - Philip Kolvin QC (In person or pre-recorded TBC)15.00 Refreshment Break15.20 Session 5 - The Now & Next Panel Discussion & Questions (Delegates are invited to submit their licensing questions for discussion by our panel of experts during this interactive session. Submit your question(s) to email@example.com. Questions can also be asked on the day, subject to time.) 16.00 Close(NB. Programme subject to change)Session OverviewSession 5 – The Now & Next – Panel Session:This session enables delegates the chance to ask the panel of experts a question. Questions can be submitted prior to the day or if time allows asked on the day for the panel to discuss, providing the forum for lively interaction from both other members of the team and delegates. Do you have a burning question you would like to ask? Here is your chance to ask a leading licensing professional!Questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly stating the date and location of the Now & Next course the question is for.