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Review applications continued…

Further to the News item on 6 November on the importance of complying with the statutory requirements when preparing and serving applications, one of the cases referred to which took the view that procedural errors do not necessarily render an application invalid has now been reported on the Institute of Licensing’s website.

The procedural inconsistencies there related to the form of Notice and the font used (the relevant Regulations specify a font size of 16). The District Judge decided that this was not sufficient to render the application invalid.

The message is that reviews should obviously still be completed, served and advertised in accordance with the Regulations; but if there is a minor omission or error, it does not necessarily render the entire proceedings void.