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Stuart Jessop has recently represented a client who was successful in opposing an application for a sexual entertainment venue licence by the historic Windmill Strip Club based in Soho, with Westminster City Council taking the decision not to renew the licence.Read More >
Stuart Jessop successfully represented the premises licence holder of a fast food establishment in the London Borough of Havering in his appeal against the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee to revoke his licence after a review brought under the Prevention of Crime Objective.Read More >
Stuart Jessop represented a Landlord/ Managing Agent summonsed in a local Authority prosecution against him for alleged breaches of his House in Multiple Occupation ( HMO) Licence. There had already been connected proceedings under section 179(1) and (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for breach of an enforcement notice against the property owner.Read More >
On 10th February 2017 Stuart Jessop represented a landlord who faced a Local Authority prosecution for a breach of a planning enforcement notice under section 179 Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The breach occurred over a four year period and rent had been received over the entire period.Read More >
In a recent article featured on eurofoodlaw.com, Stuart shares his throughts on Brexit and what it might mean for UK food safety legislation.Read More >
Stuart recently represented a letting agent in his successful appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence imposed by Thames Magistrates Court.Read More >
Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a group of residents in their Review of the premises licence of a restaurant in Southwark. The Licensing Sub-committee heard evidence from the residents, about the level of public nuisance, who described the noise from patrons of the restaurant and from tables and chairs being moved as being so loud that it interfered with their sleep.Read More >
Stuart Jessop has assisted a group of residents with their representations and objections in relation to a new application for a premises licence in a Cumulative Impact Zone.Read More >
Stuart Jessop has secured a conditional discharge for a defendant facing a charge of failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice contrary to section 179(2) Town and Country Planning Act 1990, brought by the London Borough of Newham.Read More >
Stuart has recently given a lecture on updates in Health and safety Law to delegates from several London Local Authorities. He is frequently asked to give training on his core areas of practice.Read More >
Stuart represented two clients who had pleaded guilty to breaches of an enforcement notice. He argued that although, they had technically been served with the notice, they in fact did not know about it and had not benefitted in any way from the breach.Read More >
Stuart has managed to help a client avoid suspension and huge costs of having to put in place extensive sound insulation at his premises having been required to do so by a decision of the Licensing sub-committee.Read More >
Stuart has recently represented a hackney Carriage Driver in his appeal against the revocation of his licence due to disclosure of a criminal allegation made against him which was never proceeded with because of flaws in the complainant's evidence.Read More >
The Court of appeal in R v. Kohali  EWCA 1757, dealing with a an appeal against a sentence for an offence contrary to section 179(2) and (8) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, held that it would be wrong in principle to impose a fine in respect of the financial benefit from the offence under section 179(9) if it has already been the subject of a confiscation order, as this would amount to double-counting.Read More >
The grant of planning permission for a residential development, which included affordable housing, had to be quashed by the High Court as tainted by apparent bias where one of the councillors who had voted in favour of the development was a director of the housing association likely to be awarded the contract to provide the affordable housing part of the scheme.Read More >
In November, it is expected that the full consultation response document and definitive final guidelines will be published for the set of proposals titled “Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences guidelines.” Consultation on these guidelines ran from November of last year until February this year.Read More >
On April 29th 2015 the Supreme Court delivered judgment in R (on the application of Hemmings (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council, in what was a significant case for regulators and the regulated of licensing or other similar regulatory regimes.Read More >
BSC (1st), Dip.Law
"I specialise in three main practice areas: Licensing Law, Regulatory Law and Planning / Environmental Law"
I can offer a personal service tailored to your needs, whilst being supported by a wealth of resources and expertise as a member of the prestigious London Chambers, 6 Pump Court. Contact me today on 07771 541449.
Stuart Jessop is a member of the Institute of Licensing and holds the Professional Licensing Practitioner’s Qualification (PLPQ) and has been ranked as a leading barrister (Band 3) for licensing in the independent publication The Legal 500 for 2015.
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