Case Law

Extreme Oyster & Anor v Guildford Borough Council [2013] EWHC 2174 (Admin)


A decision by a council’s licensing services manager to reject an application from a landlord for a 'shadow' licence was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.

Interim steps on summary review remains in force pending appeal – High CourtIn R (o.a.o. 93 Feet East Ltd) v Tower Hamlets LBC, the High Court confirmed that interim steps imposed on a summary review under the Licensing Act 2003 remained in force pending appeal.  This ruling confirms a similar ruling by a district judges (not associated with this case) in December 2011.

Secrets v London Borough of CamdenFor many years prior to the adoption of the sexual entertainment venue provisions in the Policing and Crime Act, Secrets have run sexual entertainment venue s in Euston, Holborn, Swiss Cottage and Covent Garden for many years, without regulatory problems.

Last week we reported that Westminster City Council lost an appeal following an earlier High Court decision that its sex licence fees were unlawful.


The approved Court of Appeal judgement is now available on Licensing Resource.

In a judgement predicted to have a huge impact on the funding of regulation, Westminster City Council has lost its appeal against an earlier High Court decision ruling that its licensing fees for sex shops were un

R (on the application of Wilcock) v. Lancaster City Council In this case consideration was given to the scope of s.68 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and its relationship with s.60 of the Act.  

Cabinet Office overturn Cardiff’s decision to refuse H2H permitsThe Cabinet Office has overturned a decision by Cardiff Council to refuse two house-to-house collection permits.

Two textile companies, Support Pen-Y-Bont and Support Hollies School, applied for permits but were refused on the basis that the proportion of the proceeds donated to charity from previous collections was too low – 6.4 per cent and 8.9 per cent respectively.

R (KVP ENT LTD) v South Bucks DCIn this case a licensing sub-committee of South Buckinghamshire District Council refused to grant an application for a Sexual Entertainment Licence (SEL).

The subcommittee refused the application on the grounds that the grant of this SEL would be inappropriate having regard to –

- the character of the locality where the Premises are situated

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