Boyle, Regina (On the Application of) v Haverhill Pub Watch and Others: Admn 8 Oct 2009

The claimant had been banned from public houses under the Haverhill Pub Watch scheme. He now sought judicial review of a decision to extend his ban for a further two years. The Scheme argued that it was not a body amenable to judicial review, and did not exercise ‘functions of a public nature’; the claimant that he had not been given a fair hearing.
Held: Judicial review was refused. Pubs are private premises whose occupiers are entitled to decide whom they will or will not admit provided that there is no unlawful discrimination. The provision of advice and support by the Police does not have the effect of converting these individual decisions into those of a public nature. Whilst there existed many ways of bringing unincorporated associations, no plea had been made for the use of CPR 19.6 here, and no attempt had been made to sue the individual landlord members of the association.


MacKie J


[2009] EWHC 2441 (Admin)




Civil Procedure Rules 19.6


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An unincorporated association is defined as ‘two or more persons bound together for one or more common purposes, not being business purposes, by mutual undertakings each having mutual duties and obligations, in an organisation which has rules which . .
CitedRegina v Take-over Panel, ex parte Datafin PLC CA 1986
Amenability to judicial review
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CitedHampshire County Council v Beer (T/A Hammer Trout Farm); Regina (Beer) v Hampshire Farmers’ Market Ltd CA 21-Jul-2003
The applicant had been refused a licence to operate within the farmer’s market. It sought judicial review of the rejection, but the respondent argued that it was a private company not susceptible to review.
Held: The decisions of the Farmers . .
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CitedRegina v RL and JF CACD 28-Aug-2008
Club, not members, prosecutable for breach
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CitedProud, Regina (on the Application of) v Buckingham Pubwatch Scheme and Another Admn 14-Aug-2008
The claimant sought leave to challenge the imposition by the local Pubwatch scheme to impose a ban on him.
Held: The renewed application for permission to bring judicial review was refused. Ockleton CMG said: ‘the question of the . .
CitedOyeyi-Effiong and Campbell, Regina (on the Application of) v The Bridge NDC Seven Sisters Partnership and Another Admn 22-Mar-2007
The claimants challenged their removal from a ‘New Deals for Communities’ partnership association. Complaints had been made about manipulative behaviour at meetings in breach of a code of conduct.
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CitedHeathrow Airport Ltd and Others v Garman and Others QBD 6-Aug-2007
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CitedRWE Npower Plc and others v Carrol (acting for and on behalf of the unincorporated association identified as ‘The Sandles House Group’ etc) QBD 27-Apr-2007
The claimant sought relief against protesters challenging its proposal for disposal of ash from its coal fired power station in gravel pits local to the defendants. . .
CitedYL v Birmingham City Council and Others HL 20-Jun-2007
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Updated: 04 August 2022; Ref: scu.375947