Who can attend a licensing hearing?

People arriving for the hearing will be asked to wait outside until the licensing panel is ready to hear the case.

Those attending the hearing will include:

  • a Medway Council lawyer
  • a member of staff from the council's Licensing Unit
  • a member of staff from the council's Committee Section to take notes
  • the applicant, their representative (usually a solicitor) and witnesses to support their case
  • any objectors or responsible authorities who have submitted representations and who want to state their case in person before the panel and any witnesses to support their cases