The owner of nightclub G-A-Y, Jeremy Joseph, has appointed law firm Simpson Millar and barristers at Kings Chambers to challenge the Government’s decision to implement a national curfew of 10pm on hospitality premises.
The barristers instructed at Kings Chambers include Sam Karim QC, Sarah Clover and Leo Charalambides.
A pre-action protocol letter has been sent to Secretary of State Matt Hancock at the Department of Health & Social Care with a formal challenge to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (England) Regulations 2020 as amended on 24th September to include the 10pm curfew.
The legal team acting for businessman Simon Dolan and others on the challenge to the 'rule of 6' and other regulations have meanwhile published their grounds of challenge for the rolled-up hearing in the Court of Appeal.
See also: The 24 September Coronavirus Restrictions - Gary Grant examines the main provisions of the latest coronavirus regulations imposing restrictions on opening hours and the service of food and drink.