Stuart Jessop has successfully represented Stadium Centre Management Ltd (SCM Ltd) in its appeal under section 174 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against two enforcement notices served in respect of the Stadium Business centre (SBC). SBC is a commercial estate...read more
Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a landlord in a prosecution by the London Borough of Camden under section 72 of the Housing Act 2004, alleging that the property was a house in multiple occupation, requiring to be licensed under part 2 of the Act but which...read more
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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...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. "Brexit will have implications for many areas of UK law [including food safety laws], as the role of EU legislation in these...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. Although the breach was...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. The Licensing sub-committed heard representation from these residents and from two...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...read more
Stuart recently represented a letting agent in his successful appeal to the Crown Court against a sentence imposed by Thames Magistrates Court. The Appellant had pleaded guilty to four offences under the Housing Act 2004, concerning licensing in respect of Houses in...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. Despite these flaws...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. Through detailed negotiation and arguments that these...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. It was crucial...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. Look out for forthcoming lectures on Food Law and Licensing throughout...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...read more
Kelton v Wiltshire Council  EWHC 2853 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...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.”...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...read more
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
Mr Jessop is excellent at identifying the issue, asking relevant questions and setting out the way forward. He is friendly & approachable at all times and puts clients at ease. He elicits and analyses the evidence and advises clients clearly on the prospects of success. We recommend Mr Jessop to clients without hesitation.
Mr. G Hopkins, London
It’s not often you meet someone as tenacious as Mr Jessop. He is committed, efficient and persuasive and possess all of the qualities you could wish for from your lawyer. He is positive where others are negative, he shows dogged determination to deliver the right result for his client. I have no hesitation in recommending him - top class.
Mr. D Rogers, London
Stuart Jessop, counsel, has covered a number of difficult Licensing applications through Sanders Solicitors, including Hearings before Licensing Committees and Appeal Hearings in the Magistrates' Court. Clients have always been complementary of Mr. Jessop's advocacy and advice. He easily grasps the issues at hand and is readily forthcoming with advice on LW, Practice and Procedure.
Mr. C Turner, London
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.