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Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 38 – Review hearing

86.This section places a duty on the Licensing Board to hold a hearing (known as a “review hearing” for the purposes of this Act) to consider and determine an application for a review of a premises licence made under section 36 or a review proposal under section 37. The Board does not need to hold a review hearing on an application for review if it considers the application is frivolous or vexatious or if it is not relevant to the grounds for review. Subsection (4) places a duty on Licensing Standards Officers to provide a report to the Board and provides a reciprocal duty on Boards to have regard to the report. Subsections (5) and (6) permit Boards to request information, the attendance at a hearing of any person and the production of documents.

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