In 2008, the Labour Government published Fair Rules for Strong Communities. It was a high level affair, carrying the imprimatur of four separate government departments and a foreword by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. It promised tough new rules on alcohol, sex and gambling.
To read full article out of Journal of Licensing March 2012, Click here: Betting Offices are controls sufficient
Opening hours under the Licensing Act 2003 (Journal of Licensing, 2011)
A webinar produced in association with Local Government Lawyer, written and presented by Philip Kolvin QC, dealing with the effect of the Court of Appeal’s important decision in Hope and Glory.
A webinar produced in association with Local Government Lawyer, written and presented by Philip Kolvin QC, dealing with the overhaul of the Licensing Act 2003 proposed in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill, together with other proposed changes affecting the night time economy.
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The author of Sex Licensing (Institute of Licensing, 2010)
The editor of Gambling for Local Authorities, Licensing, Planning and Regeneration (Institute of Licensing, 2nd edition, 2010
The Mandatory Code - a lawyer writes (Licensing Review, 2010)
The Licensing Act 2003 - Evidence and Inference (Licensing Review, 2010)
Premises licensing hearings under the Gambling Act 2005, for ABB, March 2007.
Sex Licensing (ACSeS Journal, 2009), describing the Policing and Crime Act provisions.
Editor of Atkins Court Forms on Licensing.
The Soul of Licensing (Licensing Review, 2009), an article arguing for a policy-driven approach to licensing decisions.
A Provisional View, Licensing Review, March 2007.
Editorial Panel, Halsbury’s Laws of England (Public Health Volume)
An article dealing with a matter of fundamental importance to gambling operators under the Gambling Act 2005, the answer to which will determine their approach to licensing requirements for new projects under the Act.
The managing editor of Licensed Premises: Law and Practice (Tottel, 2005), heading an editorial team of 30 writers drawn from leading players in the industry, local government, academia and the police.
Saving Open Space (GreenSpace, 2004). A guide to community campaigning.
A writer for many periodicals, including the Racing Post, Local Government Chronicle, Licensing Review, Morning Advertiser, Current Law Week and Scottish Licensing Law Practitioner.
The producer of a LACORS training video on hearings under the Licensing Act.
Co-author of the Environmental Law volume of Halsburys Laws (Butterworths 2000)
Commentary on Security Services Act 1996 for Current Law Statutes
Co-author of chapters and articles on social and parenting factors affecting criminality, in Principles and Practice of Forensic Psychiatry (Churchill Livingstone); The Power of Longitudinal Data (Cambridge University Press); and British Journal of Psychiatry (1986- 1996).