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Sir Crispin Agnew NLC 2014 
Sir Crispin Agnew QC


Alcohol licensing and the public good: historical perspectives
Dr James Nicholls, Alcohol Research UK

The public interest in licensing: the legal perspective
Sir Crispin Agnew QC, Westwater Advocates

Is neighbourhood outlet density related to alcohol consumption and health inequalities in Scotland?
Professor Jamie Pearce and Dr Niamh Shortt, University of Edinburgh

Review of statements of licensing policy 2013-16 and key findings
Dr Evelyn Gillan, Alcohol Focus Scotland

Scottish Government licensing policy and legislation
Neil Rennick, Scottish Government

Strengthening the community voice in the licensing process: emerging challenges and solutions
Deborah Shipton, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Ian Clark, Iconic Consulting


Alcohol Focus Scotland has developed a new website, ADAM (Another's Drinking Affects Me) for young people who may be affected by someone else's drinking.

The website will be launched at the CCA in Glasgow on the morning of 29 April - timings to be confirmed.

Please email us for more information if you would like to attend.
The New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group annual conference will feature two distinct one day symposia covering current research and practice in the field of alcohol interventions.

For more information and booking please visit the conference website


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