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Thread #70681   Message #1244892
Posted By: DMcG
11-Aug-04 - 12:54 PM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
I've decided I was so succinct above no-one could really guess what my question is.

For a start, it was directed at Richard Bridge, not RichardP, but anyone who knows something about the law could answer.

Secondly, I realise a single case would not rarely be enough for a vexacious litigation claim. But what are the parameters? If someone kept bringing cases against gypsies, for example, could that make a case, or does it always have to be the same gypsy? If the former is the case, then potentially rejected cases by the same council against a range of pubs could be contenders: it would not have to be the same pub each time. But could a council be charged? Could the individual heading the relevant department? Clearly it is possible in principle for a council to bring spurious charges and so waste a lot of court time. Is there any legal framework in which a case could be made against the council for this?