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Stuart Jessop wins Case to close Soho’s Historic Windmill Strip Club

23 January 2018Stuart Jessop wins Case to close Soho’s Historic Windmill Strip Club

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.

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Premises Licence Appeal Victory Despite immigration Offences

27 October 2017Premises Licence Appeal Victory Despite immigration Offences

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.

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Local Authority withdraw prosecution in HMO licensing case

15 February 2017Local Authority withdraw prosecution in HMO licensing case

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.

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Low Fine for Breach of Planning Enforcement

13 February 2017Low Fine for Breach of Planning Enforcement

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.

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Stuart Jessop Featured on EuroFoodLaw.com with article on Food Safety Legislation

10 February 2017Stuart Jessop Featured on EuroFoodLaw.com with article on Food Safety Legislation

In a recent article featured on eurofoodlaw.com, Stuart shares his throughts on Brexit and what it might mean for UK food safety legislation.

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Stuart Jessop Represents Letting Agent in Successful Appeal

1 December 2016Stuart Jessop Represents Letting Agent in Successful Appeal

Stuart recently represented a letting agent in his successful appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence imposed by Thames Magistrates Court.

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Stuart Jessop Helps Residents in Preventing Public Noise Nuisance

1 December 2016Stuart Jessop Helps Residents in Preventing Public Noise Nuisance

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.

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Stuart Jessop Helps Residents Oppose New Premises Licence for Restaurant

1 December 2016Stuart Jessop Helps Residents Oppose New Premises Licence for Restaurant

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.

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Stuart Jessop Secures Conditional Discharge For Breach of Enforcement Notice

1 December 2016Stuart Jessop Secures Conditional Discharge For Breach of Enforcement Notice

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.

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Stuart Jessop Gives Lecture on Health and Safety to Local Authority Professionals

23 March 2016Stuart Jessop Gives Lecture on Health and Safety to Local Authority Professionals

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.

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Stuart Secures Conditional Discharge in Breach of Planning Enforcement Case

23 March 2016Stuart Secures Conditional Discharge in Breach of Planning Enforcement Case

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.

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Stuart Jessop Successfully Appeals Alcohol Licence for Bar/Restaurant Owner

23 March 2016Stuart Jessop Successfully Appeals Alcohol Licence for Bar/Restaurant Owner

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.

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Stuart Jessop Secures Licence for Taxi Driver in Appeal Against Revocation

23 March 2016Stuart Jessop Secures Licence for Taxi Driver in Appeal Against Revocation

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.

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Planning Breach Sentence Based on 'Financial Benefit' was Double Counting

26 November 2015Planning Breach Sentence Based on 'Financial Benefit' was Double Counting

The Court of appeal in R v. Kohali [2015] 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.

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Planning Permission Decision Quashed Due to Apparent Bias

21 October 2015Planning Permission Decision Quashed Due to Apparent Bias

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.

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Food Safety Sentencing Guidelines Approach

13 October 2015Food Safety Sentencing Guidelines Approach

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.

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Supreme Court Ruling: Hemmings

20 August 2015Supreme Court Ruling: Hemmings

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.

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Stuart Jessop

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.

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I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Mr. P Whur, London

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