At any stage, following the grant of a premises licence or club premises certificate, a responsible authority or other person may ask the licensing authority to review the licence or certificate because of a matter arising at the premises in connection with any of the 4 licensing objectives. These are:
The prevention of crime and disorder
The prevention of public nuisance and
The protection of children from harm.
Additionally, the licensing authority must review a licence if the premises to which it relates was made the subject of a closure order by the police based on nuisance or disorder, and the magistrates’ court has sent the authority the relevant notice of its determination. A review must also be undertaken if the police have made an application for summary review on the basis that premises are associated with serious crime and/or disorder.
Once a review application has been made, the premises will receive notification of a hearing date which will usually be held at the offices of the licencing authority. The premises owner will be given the opportunity to make representations at the hearing.
The team at Curzon Green has experience of attending these hearings and defending licenceholders to ensure that they keep their licences and can continue to run their businesses.