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Publish date: 27/05/2016

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I had the pleasurable and satisfying experience last month of hearing a High Court Judge (in Leeds) give his judgment in favour of my Council in a Judicial Review case against one of Her Majesty's Secretaries of State who had upheld advice given by a Primary Authority under the scheme set up by the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008. ([2016] EWHC 1064 (Admin) Although the proceedings themselves were concluded in under a year the case was the culmination of some 6 years work by the client officers. What was particularly satisfying was that the judgment approved absolutely the position taken by the Council over that entire period both on the facts and in law which was that the PA advice was wrong in law and it interfered with the exercise of discretion given under previous legislation The case will be proceeding to appeal in due course as the point has never been argued before.


Well who would have thought it? The LLG Awards are coming to Leeds! Excitement within the Yorkshire & the Humber Branch is building already with the news that this prestigious Awards Evening will grace the City of Leeds in November. I am already being asked for details of how and when to nominate a potential winner and when tickets will be bookable. For those of you who do not live 'oop north' and will be making the journey do not worry – there are hotels and you will be amazed at the price of beer! I very much look forward to seeing you there at the heart of the Branch and of course of Yorkshire!

Regards to all,

Steve Turner

Branch Secretary and Branch RepresentativeYorkshire and the Humber

and Deputy SAA Lead Litigation and Licensing (Licensing)