Penningtons partner produces pubs video

LAWYER and producer Lionel Fynn, senior licensing partner at Penningtons Bournemouth office, is directing and starring in a video on licensing laws.

Fynn's video explains the impact of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act on pubs and bars.

The act will introduce a system of children's certificates early next year to regulate the services pubs provide for families with children under 14.

“At the moment families are meant to be restricted to family rooms rather than bars. This makes things difficult for single parents, who have to leave their children on their own while they go to the bar,” says Fynn.

“Pubs will be able to advertise the fact they have a children's certificate.”

Fynn, who has his own production and editing facilities, says: “The impact might be the same as the legalisation of betting. Breaking the regulations should happen less.”

* Penningtons' Bournemouth office has taken on Roger Duncan, formerly a finance partner at Davies Arnold Cooper.