Plymouth pub The Clipper in bid for High Court to hear licence appeal
THE Clipper Inn wants the High Court to allow its appeal against licensing conditions imposed on it.
The Union Street bar had its initial appeal thrown out by District Judge David Gostling, after preliminary legal argument, at Plymouth Magistrates' Court on October 3.
Now the bar has asked for the High Court to hear the matter by way of case stated. This means it wants the High Courts opinion on a matter of law or jurisdiction and would like the court to reinstate the appeal.
The Clipper had originally appealed to magistrates in a bid to reverse Plymouth City Council licensing committee's conditions imposed on the late-night venue in April.
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The appeal claimed councillors gave undue weight to "flawed evidence" given by the police.
But on October 3, Russell James, for the council, told the court the venue was not legally entitled to launch an appeal as a statutory period had passed.