Further notable licensing successes achieved by Suzanne Davies

It’s been a good week for Suzanne Davies who has achieved two notable licence application successes, each of which were granted in a cumulative impact area (“CIA”) contrary to local policy.

As we have previously reported, CIAs were given a statutory footing in April 2018 when section 141 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017, introducing new provisions within the Licensing Act 2003, came into force.

The first of Suzanne’s successes this week was for the iconic Odeon Luxe Cinema located in Leicester Square, London (and within Westminster Council’s West End CIA). The cinema has been uniquely designed to host Royal, Global and European film premieres, as it has famously done since 1937. Suzanne’s successful application to allow off-sales means that you can now enjoy a glass of wine or a gin & tonic (or similar) in the terrace area at the front of the venue.

The second of her successes was for premises located in the historic Lanes area of Brighton (within the city’s CIA), with the consequence that Suzanne had to overcome considerable concerns on the part of the Police before a ‘shadow licence’ could be granted to our clients (the freeholders of the premises). With new licences in Brighton’s CIA being described as “like gold dust”, our clients are justifiably delighted with the outcome achieved for them by Suzanne.

We have written the following two articles for Pub & Bar magazine on the subject of shadow licences:

If you require advice or assistance in relation to CIAs or shadow licences (or indeed any other issue relating to premises licensed under the Licensing Act 2003), please contact Suzanne: