R (on the application of D&D Bar Services Ltd) v Romford Magistrates Court

Licence – Licensing authorities. The claimant applied for judicial review of the decision of the district judge to uphold the decision of the interested party licensing authority to modify the conditions of the claimant's nightclub premises licences notwithstanding two errors in the notice advertising the licence review. Dismissing the claim, the Administrative Court held that minor errors on a notice of advertisement for a licensing review should not make any subsequent consideration of the licence void. The claimant's suggestion that there had been a total failure to comply with a significant part of a requirement had not reflected the reality of what had occurred. The district judge had considered the errors in the notice to be 'minor irregularities.' In the context of the instant case that had been an entirely reasonable conclusion.

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