Patrick Hennessey (with Philip Kolvin QC) acted for the world famous London club in its statutory appeal against the revocation of its licence in September 2016 following two drug-related deaths on its premises.
Following a number of meetings between Fabric’s directors, Islington Council and the Metropolitan Police, District Judge Robin McPhee at Highbury Magistrates Court approved an agreement to reinstate the club’s licence subject to various new conditions. Fabric presented evidence from more than 40 witnesses attesting to the cultural significance of the club as one of the world’s leading dance music venues. DJ McPhee noted that the court was satisfied that the council and Fabric had pulled together to get a workable set of conditions.
Fabric’s appeal and overheads during the period of its closure were funded in part by thousands of donations and funds raised from the #saveourculture and #savefabric campaigns which garned global support.
Patrick was instructed by Paddy Whur of Woods Whur and acted pro bono.
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