Licensing win: Kingston nightclub retains premises license after grievous bodily harm incident happened on site

23.02.17 | |


A Licensing Sub-Committee sitting at Kingston Guildhall, Kingston Council, decided it would be disproportionate to revoke or suspend the operating premises license.  


At a license review hearing, the applicant Metropolitan Police Service had opened the facts against the license-holder on the basis that revocation of the license was necessary, proportionate and unavoidable. The Police had submitted that suspension of the license was an insufficient measure.  


The first hearing took place two days after a female at the nightclub was struck to the face with a glass, sustaining what the applicant Police submitted were ‘life-changing’ lacerations to the face. 


The license-holder challenged evidence called by the applicant Police about safety of patrons at the venue and adequacy of on-site security arrangements. Evidence in rebuttal was called by the license-holder. 


At a second hearing, the Licensing Sub-Committee ordered that the license would not be revoked or suspended.  


Abigail Bright was instructed by Robert Jappie, Head of Crime and Regulatory Group, London, Mackrell Turner Garrett.

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