Licensing – have your say

Contesting a decision to grant a licensing application

If you disagree with our decision and you made a representation on the application earlier on in the process, you can appeal in writing to:

Thames Magistrates’ Court
58 Bow Road
E3 4DJ

Court costs

Unlike a council hearing, magistrates can make you pay the legal costs of the court hearing if you are unsuccessful. The person making the licence application can also appeal to the magistrates' court if we refuse the application or add conditions. If this happens and you objected to the application, you may also need to go to the new hearing at the magistrates' court.