The High Court has published details of the Heineken (Star Pubs and Bars) appeal to the investigation & £2m fine levied by the Pubs Code Adjudicator.
The judgment has in part allowed Heineken to continue with its appeal but has dealt a blow in para 96 of the judgment, our emphasis added.
” 96.Thus, in answer to the issue as formulated, I conclude that, in an appeal under section 58(3) of the 2015 Act, an appellant
may not appeal against the imposition of a penalty or its amount on the basis that findings, in an investigation report published
under section 54, of breach of the Code (and findings of fact upon which those findings of breach are based) were unfair or
unjustified or incorrect. ”
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