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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 […]

High Court judgment against Betfred merits serious study by all UK licensed online gambling operators

Mrs Justice Foster DBE granted summary judgment yesterday (7 April 2021) in favour of an online gambling customer of Betfred.  That judgment (in the High Court case of Andrew Green v Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited t/a Betfred can be accessed here. Under other circumstances, such a Court judgment determining a longstanding contractual dispute between a gambling […]