Live event industry

A Magistrates Court, sitting as a licensing appeals court from the decision of a local authority, may impose conditions in its decision when awarding a licence but those conditions must be clear and enforceable. Here a pub successfully challenged a local authority’s refusal to extend licence hours on noise grounds. The High Court held that the Magistrates Court has the power to make such order as to costs as it sees fit on appeal. See The Magistrate Volume 63 No 7