Licensing Law

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Our licensing law titles range from Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice to Licensed Premises. These print titles and loose-leaf publications, alongside our online services, provide market-leading information to meet your practice needs.

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The fourth edition of Smith and Monkcom: The Law of Gambling offers a detailed explanation of the legislation covering casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, amusement arcades, pubs and clubs with gaming machines and lotteries. Considering how to apply for operating, premises and personal licences, and the conditions attached, this title is a key tool for those working in this area.

The essential handbook for the taxi licensing practitioner Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice, now in its fourth edition, offers a timely update to take into account changes to legislation, case law and guidance. This title includes important Senior Court decisions relating to adoption of legislation, local authority decision-making processes, licence fees, and action against licensed vehicles.

The second edition of Cornerstone on Anti-Social Behaviour reviews the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Offering guidance, alongside commentary, on what changes have been made and how they affect those working in this area.  The title remains the first point of reference for everyone working in the area of ASB.

Our licensing law titles are written by key expert authors in the field. Bloomsbury Professional online provides you with access to legal commentary and analysis from our books, case studies and looseleaf journals. Be sure to browse the full range of titles listed below…

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Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice

The fourth edition of Button on Taxis completely updates the text to take account of changes to legislation, case law and Guidance since the publication of the third edition. These include important Senior Court decisions relating to adoption of legislation, local authority decision-making processes, licence fees, Hackney carriage ranks, suitability of drivers and action against licensed vehicles. The legislative changes include extensions to the duration of certain licences and the... Read more

Cornerstone on Anti-social Behaviour

With the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, victims of anti-social behaviour also now have tools to enable them to insist on a response to a problem where nothing seems to have been done. It sets out the following six tools which came into use from October 2014: 1. Injunction 2. Criminal Behaviour Order 3. Dispersal Powers 4. Community Protection Notices and Orders 5. Public Spaces... Read more

Licensed Premises

Licensed Premises: Law, Practice and Policy, Second Edition is a highly practical guide to the licensed industry. It clearly explains, through the use of case studies, practical tools and strategic policy advice, how the licensing regime, allied to other statutory and voluntary schemes, can be used to develop a more sustainable, diverse leisure economy. Untangling the web of licensing law: The second edition is supported by copious charts and tables... Read more

Smith and Monkcom: The Law of Gambling

Smith and Monkcom: The Law of Gambling, Fourth Edition provides a detailed and practical explanation of legislation covering casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, amusement arcades, pubs and clubs with gaming machines and lotteries. This important book provides a detailed and practical explanation of the legislation by detailing the purpose of the legislation, how to apply for operating licences, premises licences and personal licences, the conditions attached to licences and enforcement... Read more