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LIQUOR LICENCE ACT 1974

Application for grant or transfer of licence

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(1) An applicant for the grant or transfer of a licence, whether the transfer is to

another person or to other premises, shall give written notice to the licensing authority and to the Commissioner of Police of his intention to apply therefor and shall state in such

notice—

  • (a)

    in the case of an application for the grant of a licence, the particulars mentioned in section 7(2) or (3);

  • (b)

    in the case of an application for the transfer of a licence, in addition to the particulars required by paragraph (a), the name of the person from whom, or, as the case may be, the location of the premises from which, the licence is to be transferred.

(2) Applications to be heard at the regular annual sessions shall be made during the first fourteen days of March in each year.

(3) Where an application for the grant or transfer of a licence is submitted by the applicant and no objection is made thereto under section 12, the applicant shall not be required to attend at the hearing of the application unless he receives a notice in writing signed by the chairman requiring his attendance.

(4) Where objection is made under section 12, or if the applicant receives a notice requiring his attendance under subsection (3), then—

    • (a)

      if the applicant is an individual, he shall appear in person before the licensing authority unless the licensing authority in any particular case allows some other person, authorized in writing in that behalf by the applicant, to represent the applicant at the hearing;

    • (b)

      if the applicant is a firm, unless the licensing authority requires a partner or the partners of the firm to appear before them in person, the firm may be represented at the hearing by a person authorized in writing in that behalf by a partner of the firm;

    • (c)

      if the applicant is a corporate body other than an incorporated club unless the licensing authority requires a director or directors of the corporate body to appear before it in person, the corporate body may be represented at the hearing by any officer of the corporate body authorized in writing in that behalf by a director of the corporate body;

    • (d)

      if the applicant is a club, the proprietor or an officer of the club shall appear in person before the licensing authority.

  • (5)

    Where—

    • (a)

      a person has made application for a licence and that application was rejected; and

    • (b)

      that person within twelve months beginning on the day of the rejection makes a further such application which in the opinion of the licensing

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