WEBINAR - Administering the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
Time & Location
About the Event
This webinar will be conducted over two consecutive days:
Part 1, Monday 28 September. 9 am - 12.15 pm
Part 2, Tuesday 29 September. 9 am - 12.15 pm
Presented by Karyn South and Will Taffs, from Raymond Donnelly & Co.
The aim of the webinars is to support District Licensing Committees (DLCs) in administering the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. They are free and we encourage all DLC members, DLC secretaries and hearing staff to attend.
These webinars are not relevant or appropriate for Licensing Inspectors.
The HPA is funding the workshops as part of its alcohol-specific functions which include giving advice and making recommendations on the sale, supply, and consumption of alcohol, its misuse, and resultant harms.
DLCs exercise an important role in their communities. These workshops provide an opportunity to up-skill in a supportive environment and to share and learn with peers and colleagues.
Our communities deserve consistency and excellence in decisions made by their DLCs. The integrity of the system also requires this. These one half-day workshops will highlight important aspects of the DLC's roles and functions including:
- Key provisions of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012
- Roles and responsibilities
- Hearing management
- A practical session including how to manage difficult hearing situations.
Day 1 – Monday 28th September
9.00 – 10.00 am Topic 1: The Act
- A summary highlighting key provisions of the Act
- The object of the Act and its role in decisions
- “Alcohol related harm” – what does it mean?
- Powers of the Act relating to information and witnesses
10.00 – 10.10 am Short Break
10.10 – 11.15 am Topic 2: Roles and Responsibilities
Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of interested parties
- The DLC Secretary
- DLC Members
- DLC Commissioners
- DLC Chairs
- The Registrar
- The applicant and their lawyer (if any)
- The tri-agencies and their lawyers (if any)
- Objectors (if any)
- Interested parties (if any)
11.15 – 12.15 pm Break Out Rooms
Discuss practical issues that may arise in a DLC setting. Groups will be small and interactive.
Day 2 – Tuesday 29th September
9.00 – 9.30 am Questions and Answers
- Responding to participants queries
9.30 – 10.30 am Topic 3: Adjudication Skills and Running Hearing
- Managing conflicts
- Pre-hearing matters including disclosure
- Timetabling directions
- What is a minute?
- Managing confidential/ commercially sensitive information
- Managing vulnerable/ unrepresented parties – what steps can be taken
- Guidance for unfamiliar parties
- Site visits – in what circumstances? When? Who should attend?
- The hearing – seating, accessibility, inquisitorial versus adversarial
- Opening and closing hearings
- Reigning in a problematic witness
- Dealing with an upset witness
- Putting propositions to the lawyer/ witnesses
10.30 – 10.40 Short Break
10.40 – 11.40 am Topic 4: Decisions
- What is a decision?
- What types of decisions are there?
- What format and language can be used
- Overriding principles – the Object, put your harm hat on
- Incorporating case law
- Incorporating submissions and evidence – making findings on the evidence: weight, credibility vs reliability
- Mode of release
- Non-publication orders (e.g. of commercially or otherwise sensitive information)
11.40 – 12.15 pm Webinar Wrap
- Wrap up and Close
- Workshop Registration$0$00$0