Worthingtons Solicitors

Statutory Licence appeals

If you or your business are required to hold a licence or registration to operate in a particular field, it is important that you are able to defend your interests in the event that the body who regulate such a licence cancel or suspend it, or if it imposes conditions on your licence which are too onerous or unreasonable. In such circumstances, you may have a statutory right (a right conferred by legislation) of appeal to a court, tribunal, or other appellate body.

You may also have a right of appeal against the terms of a notice that has been served against you by a public body.

We regularly advise and represent clients in appeals concerning statutory licences and statutory notices. Examples of cases that we have been involved in include:

  • Appealing to the Industrial Tribunal against an improvement notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive
  • Appealing to the magistrates’ court against caravan site licence conditions imposed by a local council
  • Applying for a formal review of a decision by Ofgem / the Department for the Economy to revoke an accreditation to the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme, and to recoup payments made under that Scheme
  • Representing a road haulage client in an inquiry before the Department for Infrastructure’s Transport Regulation Unit (which could have resulted in the client losing its’ goods vehicles operator’s licence)
  • Appealing to the Water Appeals Commission against the Northern Ireland Environment Agency’s revocation of a client’s consent to discharge from a septic tank

We understand that legal costs may also be a concern and if you do not have the benefit of pre-existing legal expenses insurance (which normally attaches to home or commercial insurance policies) we will agree a fee structure with you at the outset.

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