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Legal challenge to Government’s 10pm hospitality curfew Published Date: 06/10/2020

A judicial review of the Government’s Covid restrictions on the hospitality sector has been launched.

Kings Chambers reported that “pre-action protocol for judicial review has been served to challenge the Government’s decision to implement a national curfew of 10pm on hospitality premises. The curfew, which has had a significant impact on pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues across the country has been in place since 24th September 2020 and has been widely criticised by industry experts and politicians alike.”

It confirmed that it wrote to the 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.”

IoL Chair of West Midlands Region and Board Member Sarah Clover and Leo Charalambides, Vice-Chair of the London Region will be leading on the case.