Our client was served with an order barring him from a local tavern due to an allegation of “credit betting”.
Our client was served with an order barring him from a local tavern due to an allegation of “credit betting”. The evidence the basis of the barring order was largely heresy in that apparent witnesses were recounting stories that had been told to them by other patrons. As a result of this, our client was barred indefinitely from the premises. We successfully reviewed the barring order under the Liquor Licensing Act. After some discussion which included a misuse of the legislation by those imposing the initial barring order, our client accepted a total six month ban from the premises as opposed to the indefinite ban he was initially subject to. In this instance, we were able to, through successful negotiation, avoid the necessity for a full day of hearing due to taking a pragmatic approach.
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