Woods and Andrews on Liquor Licensing Laws offers comprehensive analysis, with a strong focus on practical matters and advice for professionals making applications before the Circuit and District Court along with Revenue licensing applications. This title is invaluable to legal practitioners, as well as Gardaí, local authorities and those working in the hospitality sector.
Licensing applications account for 12% of all matters that come before the District Court. The licensing code, as it is generally called, embraces a multitude of provisions contained in the Licensing Acts, statutes dealing with the Revenue Commissioners, illicit distillation, and the registration of clubs. Anomalies abound throughout the patchwork of statutes which constitute this code.
This practitioner-friendly title lays out each topic in an easily accessible manner, and includes the following:
- The practice and procedure requirements relating to an application for a certificate leading to the issue of an intoxicating liquor licence before the Court
- A "proofs" checklist section to assist practitioners when bringing applications before the Court
- An extensive precedents section
- A section dealing with the grant of licences that do not require a Court certificate, which includes practical information to assist practitioners in advising clients on the character and nature of such licences and Revenue requirements leading to the grant of same.
All updated statutory requirements are set out along with the relevant court rules which must be followed. This Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the many legislative developments in this area. These include changes in trading hours, the abolition of rateable valuation requirements, and the changes in hotel registration criteria. Along with this, the title also covers the creation of producer's retail licence for distilleries and breweries with visitor centres, as well as The Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 and its provisions for labeling, pricing, advertising and restriction of sales.