Licence refusal challenge

Sheffield Licensing Committee's refusal of a licence for sale and consumption of drink at a former Methodist chapel is to be challenged. Regent Inns has been given leave by Sir Charles McCullough to seek judicial review of the decision of Sheffield Crown Court to dismiss its appeal from the Licensing Committee decision. Regent Inns argues that there has been a failure to weigh the need for such premises and to consider the need for investment in the area. The application for leave to seek judicial review was made by Kevin de Haan, instructed by Joelson Wilson & Co.