The Licensing Standards Officer (LSO) is a new creation from the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005. The LSO has a wide ranging remit, but the 2005 Act sets out three general functions:
- To provide interested persons with information and guidance concerning the operation of the 2005 Act;
- To supervise compliance by the holders of premises and occasional licences; and
- To provide mediation to avoid or resolve disputes and disagreements between premises and occasional licence holders and any other persons.
The LSO has a statutory right to enter and inspect licensed premises for the purpose of determining whether the activities on the premises are being carried out in accordance with the 2005 Act.
Last updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 4:51 PM