Does the Licensing Act 2003 work in practice?
1 November 2016
Legal experts and magistrates give evidence to the Licensing Act 2003 Committee in a session that looks at how the Act has worked over the last eleven years, the scope for improvement and the effectiveness of the appeal system.
Tuesday 1 November, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster
- John Gaunt, Partner, John Gaunt and Partners
- Andrew Grimsey, Solicitor, Poppleston Allen
- Professor Roy Light, Barrister, St John's Chambers
At approximately 11.40am
- Senior District Judge Emma Arbuthnot, Chief Magistrate
- District Judge Elizabeth Roscoe, Westminster Magistrates' Court
- Sheena Jowett JP, Deputy Chairman, Magistrates Association
Questions likely to be covered in the sessions include:
- Are Licensing Sub-Committees working effectively?
- Should the licensing regime work more closely with other related regimes such as planning?
- Would a simplified licensing system work better?
- Does the appeal system work well?
- Are super-strength alcohol schemes lawful?
- Are judges and magistrates given enough training in licensing matters?