3rd December 2020
The G-A-Y nightclub chain today withdrew its high-profile challenge to the Government’s decision to impose a “curfew” within the hospitality industry. Mr Justice Lane had previously refused permission to apply for judicial review in October. Nicholas Chapman acted for the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
The claimant, which operates a number of well-known venues including the Heaven nightclub, alleged that the Government’s decision to impose the curfew in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was irrational, unreasoned and breached its rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
Nicholas was led by Sir James Eadie QC.