We regularly write articles for industry and legal journals & magazines, including commentaries for Online Gambling Lawyer & iGaming Business, a monthly “Licensing Expert” piece for SBC News and a fortnightly page for Pub & Bar and, with their permission, are reproducing them on our website, together with our own news items and reports on topical issues affecting the leisure and gambling industries.

Robert Jenrick encourages English Council leaders to avoid “overzealous interpretations of the rules” as hospitality venues reopen outdoors

On 15 April 2021, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, wrote a letter to Chief Executives and leaders of local authorities in England on how they should apply measures for reopening outdoor hospitality safely. In that letter (that you can download below) he stated: Among the restrictions eased […]

Guidance on local authority powers to enforce COVID-secure regulations

On 14 April 2021 the Government updated its “COVID-19 enforcement powers for local authorities” Guidance, reflecting changes made by The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Steps) (England) Regulations 2021 that came into force on 29 March 2021. It sets out enforcement powers for local authorities to enforce COVID-secure regulations, including against venues in the hospitality, gambling and […]

Link between Football Index Collapse and UKGC CEO’s departure comes under scrutiny

Subscribers to EGR Intel can access here a pay-gated article entitled “Pressure situation: The under-fire UK Gambling Commission feels the strain”, that includes comments by David Clifton and others in relation to the following issue: “The high-profile collapse of Football Index has led to accusations that the UKGC was ‘asleep at the wheel’. But where does […]

An open and shut case?

In her article for the March/April 2021 edition of Pub & Bar, entitled “An Open and Shut case?” (that you can download below), Suzanne Davies explains what’s behind the second Judicial Review application brought by Sacha Lord and Hugh Osmond against the government. Matters in that respect have moved on since Suzanne wrote her article. Although […]