Verrall v Great Yarmouth BC [1980]

Verrall v Great Yarmouth Borough Council [1980]

Facts

  • Verrall, on behalf of National Front (a far-right-wing political party) had been granted a licence by a Conservative (right-wing) council to hold their national conference in a local hall
  • The council became a Labour (left-wing) council, who then purported to revoke the licence

Issue

  • Could the licence be revoked?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • There is no reason why specific performance of a short term licence should not be granted to uphold contractual dealings
  • It is a court’s duty to protect ‘interests’ in land, including licences
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