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Case Studies

Premises: Nightclub in Westminster
Authority: Westminster Police Licensing Team / Westminster Council
Incident: Police identified increase in bag thefts and crime at premises
Action Taken: New strategies implemented following statistical analysis with police.
Result: Bag thefts and crime decreased - Police satisfied
Premises: Nightclub in Holborn WC1
Authority: Holborn Police / Camden Council/Trident
Incident: Discharge of firearm and non-fatal injury in entrance to club.
Action Taken: Crisis management following incident. Implementation of suitable operational procedures and close co-operation with Holborn Police senior management and Operation Trident.
Result: Police satisfied, no further action taken.
Premises: Restaurant - London W2
Authority: Westminster Police Licensing Team / Westminster Council
Incident: Police Review Application of Premises Licence.
Action Taken: Implementation of operational procedures and negotiation of conditions.
Result: Police withdrew Review following agreement of conditions.
Premises: Nightclub - London W1
Authority: Westminster Police Licensing Team / Westminster Council
Incident: Discharge of firearm inside premises and a number of other violent offences.
Action Taken: Crisis management and police negotiation following incident.
Result: Agreement of conditions. Police withdrew Review of Premises Licence Application.
Premises: City Nightclub - London
Authority: City of London Police / Corporation of London
Incident: Police Review Application of Premises Licence.
Action Taken: Implementation of operational procedures to support defence of Licence
Result: Review dismissed by Licensing Committee.
Premises: Nightclub in Westminster
Authority: Westminster Police Licensing Team / Westminster Council
Incident: Incident of mass violence at entrance resulting in one door supervisor being seriously injured.
Action Taken: Complete review of all operational systems culminating in a report sent to police.
Result: Police took no action against venue and were satisfied with systems in place.
Premises: Night Club W1
Authority: Westminster Police Licensing Team / Westminster Council
Incident: Application to extend hours beyond 3am denied by Westminster.
Action Taken: Acted as witness in appeal against Westminster due to evidence of observations outside premises.
Result: Appeal granted.
Premises: Lap Dancing Club - W1
Authority: Westminster Police Licensing Team / Westminster Council
Incident: Application to extend hours beyond 3am
Action Taken: Acted as witness in first appeal under Licensing Act 2003 against Westminster giving evidence of observations outside premises.
Result: Appeal granted.
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