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Scottish Civic Government Licensing Law

Scottish Civic Government Licensing Law
4th Edition
Series:  Greens Annotated Acts
Practice Area:  Licensing Law
ISBN:  9780414031654
Published by:  W. Green
Publication Date:  22 Apr 2016
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 introduced a uniform code of law and procedure to regulate the issuing of licences by Scottish local authorities for various activities, including taxis and private hire cars, public entertainments, scrap merchants and second-hand dealers, street traders and markets, knife dealers, tattooing, sex shops and window cleaners and also the legislation dealing with cinema licences and a range of animal licences from boarding establishments to zoos.

Fully revised and updated from the previous edition, Scottish Civic Government Licensing Law, 4th Edition is an invaluable guide to this area of licensing law, providing insight on the complex legislation and keeping you up-to date with the latest developments and changes which will affect your clients and their businesses.

This book provides a detailed narrative introduction, offering expert comment on areas such as appeals, judicial review, enforcement, defences and penalties. A full copy of the consolidated Act is included, along with practical section-by-section annotated commentary to guide you through the law. All the recent case law, amendments and subordinate legislation are included, providing confidence that you have fingertip access to all the essential information you require. All the above areas of licensing are covered in what is the only text to deal with this area of Scots law in such depth.

Scottish Civic Government Licensing Law, 4th Edition is an excellent portable reference for those involved or with an interest in licensing law, especially solicitors and local authorities dealing with licence applications and renewals.


Contents include:

• A narrative introduction
• The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, annotated section-by-section
• Annotated versions of all Statutory Instruments under the 1982 Act, including the Air Weapons and Licensing Act 2015
• Legislation relating to theatre and cinema licensing
• Legislation relating to animal licensing

Key areas covered in this 4th Edition include:

• The 1982 Act of licensing for Sexual Entertainment Venues following the Brightcrew case,
• The repeal of licensing under the Theatres Act 1968,
• Key amendments to legislation covering scrap metal dealers, private hire cars and houses in multiple occupation,
• Significant developments to the institution of civic licensing officers


The authors are both practising senior counsel with a particular interest and experience in licensing and administrative law. Andrew Hajducki is a member of Westwater Advocates and Steven Stuart is a member of Terra Firma Chambers.

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