Gary Grant acted for The Villa nightclub in Enfield in successfully resisting Essex Police's Summary Review application that, intially, sought the revocation of its premises licence. The review followed a serious violent disorder at the venue that included a male being stabbed and another male receiving brain injuries that put him in a coma. Following extensive negotiations with the police, and a major re-brand of the premises, Enfield Council were persuaded not to revoke the venue's premises licence. Instead they imposed conditions and steps as proposed and agreed to by the parties.
(Gary Grant was instructed by Steve Burnett of Poppleston Allen Solicitors)