- Raising the stakes—determining the suitability of gambling operating licences (Greene King v Gambling Commission)
- Original news
- What is the background to this case?
- What did the court have to decide?
- Does this judgment clarify the respective responsibilities of the Gambling Commission and the licensing authority on how their decisions should be made?
- What impact will this decision have?
Local Government analysis: The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Gambling Commission (GC) was correct to refuse a pub operator an operating licence. Andy Danson, partner at Bird & Bird, and Melanie Ellis of Harris Hagan, who acted for Green King in this case, offer their insights on the lessons to be learnt from this case, while Brigid Simmons OBE, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, offers a concluding comment on the potential impact of this decision.
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