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Licensing

What is eSports and how should it…

Harrison Drury’s sports team takes a look at the fast-growing area of eSports and some of the emerging regulatory issues associated with it. A simple way to attempt to define…

Harrison Drury helps major concerts go ahead

Harrison Drury has played a key role in helping a series of summer concerts go ahead featuring stars like Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. The licensing team…

Harrison Drury advises on Cuffe and Taylor…

Lancashire-based Cuffe and Taylor, the concert promotion company behind events like the Lytham Festival and Greenwich Music Time, is looking forward to an exciting future after US-based Live Nation Entertainment…

Licensing lessons from the Fabric nightclub case

A successful legal appeal has allowed London’s iconic Fabric nightclub to reopen after licensing bosses agreed to strict new licensing conditions. David Edwards, a contentious licensing expert at Harrison Drury…

Harrison Drury uses the force for Lytham…

Harrison Drury is taking Lytham Festival ‘to a new galaxy’ after helping organisers gain permission to show the latest Star Wars movie. The firm’s licensing team has advised music and…

Harrison Drury instrumental in Rod Stewart UK…

Preston-based commercial law firm Harrison Drury has been chosen to provide legal support for music legend Rod Stewart’s recently announced 2016 UK Hits Stadium Tour. The firm has advised award-winning…

Harrison Drury in UK’s first successful appeal…

Harrison Drury’s regulatory and licensing team has been successful in overturning a closure order, applied for by the Lancashire Constabulary, and made against a nightclub in Preston. The decision of…

Licensing lawyers help concert firm clinch date…

Licensing experts at Harrison Drury have helped a renowned concert promotion company to expand one of its flagship summer music events. The firm represented Cuffe and Taylor in its bid…

Avoiding the libel trap lurking on social…

A number of high-profile politicians, sports stars, business people and other celebrities have got themselves into hot water for publishing defamatory comments on social media. The action Lord McAlpine took…

Dealing with disputes in a fragmenting boardroom

People who own and run limited companies will always have their differences – that’s just a fact of life. It is sometimes healthy for individuals within these businesses to have…

Diamond role for Harrison Drury

Harrison Drury has been chosen to provide legal advice for one of music legend Neil Diamond’s UK concerts next year – his first in four years. The firm has been…

Harrison Drury keeps GMT on time

Harrison Drury’s leisure and tourism team helped a high-profile summer music festival go ahead after advising on licensing and regulatory matters. The Greenwich Music Time (GMT) festival, staged on the…

Harrison Drury’s role in Lytham Proms success

The annual Lytham Proms concert has once again proved a huge success with over 30,000 people attending the three-night music extravaganza – and Harrison Drury playing its own role in…

Is my premises licence fit for purpose?

Whether you need a new premises licence or want to vary an existing one, the first thing to find out is exactly what you want one for. At Harrison Drury,…

TV in licensed premises – what you…

TV in licensed premises is a tricky issue. The recent court case involving a Portsmouth landlady’s bid to be able to show live Premier League football via foreign satellite channels, has…

Be proactive in obtaining a late licence

There’s been a lot of concern recently with regard to ‘late licences’ and a number of premises have had their Premises Licences reviewed as a result of complaints, usually noise…

Obtaining a Temporary Event Notice

The general rule is that only licensed premises can sell alcohol, for example, pubs, clubs, and supermarkets, but there are times when you want to run an event away from…

Rebalancing the Licensing Act

The coalition has issued a consultation paper with a view to "rebalancing" the Licensing Act. In my opinion, only three major matters need addressing – first, the smoking ban (which…

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