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Preparing for a Licensing Hearing 8th May 2017 Eastwood Park, Falfield, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 8DA South West
Members Fee: £155.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £230.00 + VAT




SPECIAL OFFER - 3 places for the price of 2Course DesriptionThis is a one day course that will help guide a person through the process of making a representation, seeking a review and presenting their information / evidence at a licensing hearing or an appeal to the Magistrates’ Court.

The likely audience will be officers representing Responsible Authorities, (RAs); Police, Trading Standards, Environmental Health Officers and others representing RAs including Licensing Officers. The course would also be beneficial to lawyers who would attend a licensing hearing.

This course is a must for those who are responsible for submitting representations under the Licensing Act 2003. It will provide you with the understanding for the process for seeking a review and to deal with what is required to submit an informed representation and also how to successfully use the evidence you have gathered.

This Institute of Licensing accredits this course with 4 hours CPD.
The trainer will be Jim Hunter. The Non-Member fee includes complimentary membership for 2017/18.
The Programme

The day will cover the following aspects:-

• Licensing Act 2003 overview

• What is a licensing hearing and when is it required

• Roles and responsibilities relating to licensed premises

• Enforcement and punitive measures available to deal with problem licensed premises other than a Review

• Making a representation, written & verbal

• How to seek an outcome that will promote the Licensing Objectives

• Effective conditions

• Delivering your information

• How to respond to Questions

• The Hearing Process

• The Appeal Process

The course will follow the timings below:-

09:30 Registration
10:00 Session 1
11:15 Refreshment Break
11:30 Session 2
13:00 Lunch Break
13:45 Session 3
14:45 Refreshment Break
15:00 Session 4
16:00 Questions & Close
Course Objectives: The course will provide delegates with all they need to know about the process for seeking a review; how to deal with what is required to submit an informed representation and also how to successfully use the evidence they have gathered. Delegates will also establish the best way to present their information / evidence at a licensing hearing / at an appeal at the Magistrates’ Court.
You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

To get an idea of fees, please use the fee calculator below. Please note that this is a simulation, if you wish to actually book the course please click on the book button. Programme:*

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Preparing for a Licensing Hearing Attachments

08 05 17 Joining Instructions - Preparing for a Licensing Hearing.pdf
08 05 17 Preparing for LA Hearing Print.pdf

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Event Trainer

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter started in Local Authority Licensing in 1993 at Luton Borough Council, after 10 years as a Police Officer in the Royal Air Force and Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. Jim moved from Luton to the London Borough of Barnet before moving to Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC) as Licensing Manager. Jim left TDBC in 2008 as the Operations Manager in charge of Licensing, Health and Safety and Food Safety.
In 2008 Jim was appointed as the Training and Qualifications Officer for the IoL. In 2014 Jim left the IoL and now works as a licensing trainer.
As ex Council Officer as opposed to a lawyer Jim focuses his training delivery on the practical methods for dealing with licensing related subjects. Jim has delivered training in nearly every county in England and Wales as well as training in Northern Ireland. Jim's approach is based on his own reluctance to attend training courses, therefore the training is interactive, humorous where possible and uses real examples to explain issues.
I recently attended the four day PLPQ course. Jim was an excellent trainer. Clearly very knowledgeable. The course was very useful to me and I would not hesitate to recommend the course to others.


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