The Law for you

We want everyone to have a great night out and to help achieve this there are laws in place to help tackle excessive drunkenness.

The below laws are currently being enforced by Cheshire and Merseyside Police:

“It is an offence for a person to knowingly get, or try to get, alcohol for a drunken person on licensed premises. Breaking the law could result in a fine of up to £1,000.

For Bar Staff – “You commit an offence as an establishment or as a staff member if you serve alcohol to a person who is drunk. You could be fined £1000 and premises could lose their licence”

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

What does this mean for you:

  • You could get refused entry or service at a bar/club/drunk if you are clearly drunk
  • You can be fined up to £1,000 if you knowingly buy alcohol for a friend who is clearly drunk.

Click here to see how these laws are being enforced.

We’ve compiled some tips on how to have a top night out – click here to see more.