Deterrence and sanctions in licensing – 11KBW

Posted December 21st, 2023 in chambers articles, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

‘A licensing sub-committee considering an application for review of a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 is given a wide discretion, from taking no action to revoking the licence. As is well known, in exercising its discretion, it must take the steps which it considers appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives. The question for consideration in this article is whether and, if so the extent to which, it may use its powers to impose a sanction or take into consideration a need for deterrence.’

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11KBW, November 2023