Expert legal advice to a licensing sub-committee

Paul acted as legal advisor to a licensing sub-committee considering an application for an alcohol licence for a fish and chip shop.

The Applicant wished, as part of the application, to include within the area covered by the licence a section of the promenade on the opposite side of the road from the shop itself – with access via a zebra crossing.

Paul advised the licensing sub-committee determining the application to consider and apply the licensing objectives (i.e. the prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm) and the relevant statutory provisions and guidance.

Following Paul’s expert advice the licence was granted subject to conditions which prohibited the use of the promenade for any licensable activities.