||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 128 (Mar)
||Queen's Bench Division, Administrative Court (London)
Burnett J (judgment delivered extempore)
||James Mankin (instructed by Tower Hamlets) for the appellant.
||Matt Butt (Freeth Carthwright) for the respondent.
||16 March 2012
Local authority - Action - Action against local authority - Costs - Judge awarding costs against local authority following successful licensing appeal by respondent entertainment company - Local authority appealing - Whether judge entitled to find action of local authority in refusing grant of licence unreasonable - Magistrates' Court Act 1981, s 64.
Local authority Action. The Administrative Court held that the decision of the district judge to award costs against the local authority in the exercise of its licensing duty was lawful, as the judge had been entitled to find that a sub-committee of the authority had unreasonably failed to give a licence to the respondent entertainment company.
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