Paterson's Licensing Acts 2021 including CD-ROM
Why should you buy Paterson's Licensing Acts 2021 including CD-ROM
Paterson's is the definitive reference work on licensing law in England and Wales, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source for practitioners. In one volume, it gives a detailed and clear analysis of new and forthcoming changes in licensing law and incorporates all relevant legislation, regulations, orders, standard forms and precedents.
This authoritative work provides a summary of the major changes in the licensing laws of England and Wales over the past 12 months. The accompanying CD-ROM is an easy-to-search version of the book, which also features historical materials no longer included in the print copy. An updated version of the CD-ROM is released mid-year at no extra charge.
Paterson’s Licensing Acts - 148 years old and going strong!
In 1872 James Paterson, MA and Barrister-at-Law of Goldsmith Chambers took up his quill pen - an expensive Royal Swan, we like to imagine - and sat down to write the eponymous Paterson’s Licensing Acts. Little could he have imagined that 148 years later Paterson’s would be maintaining its century-old position as ‘the bible’ of all licensing practitioners, itself being cited in over sixty decisions from the High Court to the House of Lords (as was) as the authority for a particular proposition or point of law.
Over the past near century and a half Paterson’s has been the witness to many changes including: six British monarchs, two World Wars and one General Strike. Its 128 editions (initially it was published biennially) have been a reflection of the passing times, from early advertisements praising the merits of the Licensed Victuallers Association in protecting the commercial interests of its members to the roughness of pages reflecting the shortage of quality paper in the aftermath of WWI.
The year 2020 opened as a period of relative inactivity on the licensing scene, with few significant judicial decisions or legislative measures for Paterson’s editors to report in their half-yearly update. This initially caused a minor concern. The Coronavirus pandemic changed all that at a stroke, transforming the licensing landscape more radically than any other event since the first (very modest, pocket-sized) edition of Paterson’s hit the press in 1872 (the same year that Queen Victoria opened the Albert Memorial in memory of her prince, and Wanderers F.C. defeated Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in the first ever final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football competition).
The next edition of Paterson’s Licensing Acts will publish in November of this year. The book will provide:
- detailed analysis of the recent COVID-19 legislation and its effects particularly remote hearings and licence reviews
- the experience of the National Assembly for Wales with its ground-breaking establishment of a minimum price for alcohol within the devolved jurisdiction
- the latest cases on costs in licensing matters, including orders made against non-parties to the proceedings
- the usual comprehensive and authoritative analysis of all licensing legislation, from alcohol & entertainment to gambling, from taxis and PHVs to sexual entertainment venues
General Editors: Jeremy Phillips QC, Gerald Gouriet QC, Simon Mehigan QC and The Hon-ourable Sir John Saunders
Consulting Editors: David Wilson, Gary Grant, Charles Holland, Leo Charalambides, Sarah Clover and David Lucas