Criminal Justice (Enforcement Powers) (Covid-19) Act 2020
Grounds for objection to renewal of licences
(a) a conviction of a specified person for an offence of not complying with a relevant provision relating to a relevant premises,
(b) a conviction of a specified person for an offence under this Act,
(c) an opinion referred to in section 7(1) of a member not below the rank of superintendent, or
(d) the making of an immediate closure order, an emergency closure order or a temporary closure order,
shall be a basis for a notice of objection under that section as to the good character of the licensee concerned.
(2) A notice of objection referred to in subsection (1) shall be served upon the licensee concerned not later than 10 days before the date of sitting of the Annual Licensing Court or other sitting of the District Court before which the objection has been listed for hearing.
(3) If a notice of objection referred to in subsection (1) has been made to the renewal of a licence, the District Court may adjourn the proceedings and give such directions as the Court considers appropriate.
(4) A licence, the subject of a notice of objection referred to in subsection (1), shall remain in force until the determination of the proceedings before the District Court.