I have a question regarding liquor liability. I am holding a wedding and purchasing the alcohol, which will be served by smart-serve bartenders. Our liquor agreement with the rented facility states that the permit holder of the Special Occasion Permit cannot consume alcohol, but according to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission we can designate someone to be responsible. <p>Where would the liability fall if something were to happen? On the permit holder or on the designate? I really don't want my designate to take on that type of responsibility.<br /><br />I realize the smart-serve bartenders would also be liable. We are doing our due diligence by hiring smart serve bartenders and providing a shuttle bus to the hotel.</p>
Answer by L. John Alexander
British Columbia lawyer
Posted over 7 years ago
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