The Quays Portrush Case Study

Published 24 March 2020

MKB Law Commercial Director, and trusted advisor to the hospitality sector Maria Conway recently advised The Quays Public House in Portrush on the Covid restrictions impacting the re-opening of its premises in July.

New outdoor space

The Quays, which is located opposite Portrush train station and close to the historic Barry’s Amusement Park, is a popular venue within the town.

Making productive use of an adjoining site controlled by the publican, Maria advised the client on the licensing and planning context of extending the existing public house.

This included liaising with Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service on a remote court hearing, to allow formal approval of the extended area to enable alcohol to be consumed by the public in the additional space.

In the course of the hearing, the Crawley family were commended by the court for their pragmatic and diligent approach to the current restrictions and the Judge wished them well in their future endeavours.

MKB Law continue to advise clients on creative solutions to difficulties facing the sector to include regulatory and licensing requirements, as well as employment law considerations.

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