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Scotland Region Meeting & Training Day Scotland's Regional Meeting & AGM 5th February 2019 Scone Palace, Scone, Perth PH2 6BD Scotland
Members Fee: Free
Non-Members Fee: £15.00 + VAT




The next regional meeting & AGM for the Scotland region will take place on 5th February 2019 in the stunning setting of Scone Palace, Perth.
Sessions from James Button (Taxi & Private Hire Licensing - lessons from England & Wales) and the Scottish Parliament Minister (tbc). Book your place now!
Free parking for all delegates is provided in the grounds of the Palace at the main entrance. Click here for directions
This event is free to attend for all IoL members of any region. A charge of £15 + VAT will be made for non-members.

Membership of the Scottish region is currently free – so sign up now and get your free place at the AGM.
The Institute of Licensing accredits this event for 2 hours CPD. (Course Ref:SCREG41811)
Course Objectives
To consider and discuss the programme topics and licensing impact and effects.
To increase practical understanding of the licensing regime and associated issues including recent and future changes.

The Agenda
10:30 - 10.45am – Registration, teas and coffees (Octagon Room)

11:00 Chairman's Welcome (State Room)

11:15 IoL Scotland AGM (State Room)

11:30 Key Note Speaker - Ash Denham MSP

12:15 Sandwich lunch (Old Kitchen), followed by a tour of the Palace

13:15 James Button – Taxi and Private Hire Licensing – The Fit and Proper test; and cross-border issues: lessons from England & Wales (State Room)

14:00 Q&A hosted by Stephen McGowan (State Room)

14:15 Event closes

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:*

Please read our cancellation policy before booking this event.


Scotland Region Meeting & Training Day Attachments

Notice of AGM and call for nominations (SCOTLAND 5 FEB 19).pdf
Scotland Regional Meeting and AGM, 5th February 2019 2.pdf

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Event Trainer

James Button
James Button is a solicitor and Principal of James Button & Co., Solicitors, a niche practice, now in its 23rd year. The firm advises local authorities and NHS bodies, undertakes advocacy, advises committees and provides training for Officers and Members. In addition, they act for Licensees and Applicants.
His current expertise lies in the areas of licensing (including Taxis, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 etc), environmental health, public health, criminal investigations and prosecutions and human rights and other local authority and health sector related matters.
He was articled at South Tyneside MBC in South Shields, then spent some years at Manchester City Council before setting up the Public Health Legal Information Unit for the Department of Health.
He read Law at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, and sat his Law Society Finals at The Polytechnic of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has written four editions of “Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice” (Bloomsbury Professional 2017). As part of the work of the Public Health Legal Information Unit he wrote the text book "Communicable Disease Control - A Practical Guide to the Law for Health and Local Authorities in England and Wales" (Department of Health 1994) and has contributed to other works, including “Know Your Rights” (Readers Digest 1997), “Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control” edited by Norman Noah and Mary O’Mahony (Wiley 1997), “Health Services Law and Practice” edited by Maggie Bloom, Dr Andrew Harris and Sheila Waddington (Butterworths 2001) and “The Concise Guide to Licensing” by Ian Webster, Jeffrey Leib and James Button (LGS-UK 2007). He writes a regular column on Taxi matters for the “Journal of Licensing” and is a Consulting Editor for “Licensing Review”.
In 1996 he was a founder member of the Local Government Licensing Forum, and was Chair from its creation until 2003, when it became the Institute of Licensing. He was made President of IoL in 2004 and Companion in 2012.

Jim Button was an excellent trainer. The content was delivered in an enthusiastic and informative way. I would have no hesitation as to recommend Jim as a trainer


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