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McGowan on Alcohol Licensing Law in Scotland (2nd Edition)



The indispensable practitioner’s guide to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and alcohol licensing law in Scotland.

  • Analyses all facets of alcohol licensing law in Scotland, from policy to practice
  • Draws on real-life experience and case studies to examine complex concepts directly affecting how licensed premises trade, such as irresponsible promotions, age verification and minimum pricing; and explains how these are put into practice at the bar or on the shelf
  • Covers the amendments made under the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act 2010, the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012, and the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015
  • Provides a complete Parliamentary timeline and reference guide to all primary and secondary law relating to the 2005 Act, in a bespoke Appendix
  • Includes the temporary amendments to the 2005 Act under the Coronavirus Act 2020 in a bespoke Appendix

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Paperback £140  July 2021  624 pages   ISBN: 9781474473910  Also available in hardback & ebook

Published by Edinburgh University Press




About The Author

Stephen J. McGowan is Partner and Head of Licensing (Scotland) at law firm TLT LLP. He is a leading, multi-award winning, recognised expert in alcohol licensing in Scotland and one of the most prominent licensing solicitors in the UK. He is continually ranked as a top-tier leading individual in both Legal 500 and Chambers. Stephen is Accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as specialist in liquor licensing and has been a member of the Society’s Licensing Law Sub-committee since 2010.

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