Licensing Barrister Co-Authors Summary on 3-Tier Covid Regulations: Impact on Licensed Premises

Head of Trinity Chambers' Licensing team, Charles Holland has co-authored with licensing barrister, Gary Grant, an article feature in Local Government Lawyer entitled "The 3-Tier Covid Regulations: Impact on Licensed Premises".

The article summarises the newly introduced 3-Tier Covid Regulations and assesses their impact on licensed premises. The graduated scale of restrictions, which will last for six months and came into force on 14th October following a Commons debate just the day before, introduces 3-tiers of alert, each with its own set of Regulations containing prohibitions and exceptions.

The article attempts to unravel the complex Regulations for the benefit of operators, regulators and practitioners and covers an explanation of each of the 3 Tier restrictions, their interrelation with other Regulations, including the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 and numerous Health Protection (Coronavirus) (England) (Regulations 2020) and concludes with the prescribed enforcement provisions.

Charles is instructed in a wide range of complex licensing and regulatory matters by clients from across the country and is regularly recognised by the leading industry directories:

"He has an eye for detail, is not afraid of challenging situations and has a commercial approach to clients' needs." Legal 500 2021.

"He always provides practical advice and has an ability to navigate problems. He is one of the top licensing barristers in the country." "He is an exceptional advocate with fantastic research skills. He gives 100% to every case to ensure the client has the absolute best chance of success." Licensing Band 1, Chambers & Partners 2020.

As well as being a Consulting Editor of Paterson's Licensing Acts and an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Licensing, Charles also has his own blogging website that includes Licensing, Business and Property litigation updates that can be found here.

In response to the impact of the Coronavirus crisis, Chambers' Licensing barristers and staff are committed to providing as much assistance as possible, including urgent advice, resources and support in dealing with remote, in person and hybrid hearings. Members of the team can assist in all aspects of Licensing and Regulatory issues arising from the pandemic and its impact on Local Authorities, Police Authorities, Businesses and individuals. For further details, please contact the clerking team on 0191 232 1927 or by email

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