Club facing winding up order over £127k legal costs

Funky Mojoe owe Redbridge council £127,000 in legal fees.

Funky Mojoe owe Redbridge council £127,000 in legal fees.

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The owners of a nightclub closed due to crime and anti-social behaviour are facing a winding up order over £127,000 owed in fees incurred during long-running legal battle.

Redbridge council has announced it will seek the order against Funky Mojoe in High Road, South Woodford, at a court hearing on June 23.

The controversial nightclub's owners lost a High Court bid to overturn a decision to cut its opening hours after evidence emerged of crime and noise nuisance.

The club was granted a right to appeal at the Court of Appeal on the condition it paid the £127,000 costs the council had incurred defending its decision by last Friday.

This deadline was missed and the High Court ruling is now final.

In a statement the council said: “The Council has invested a huge amount of energy and resources into the licensing review and the legal challenges associated with it in support of the initial decision made by the Licensing Sub-Committee to reduce the hours to tackle issues related to the venue. We are pleased this decision is now final.”

Owners of Funky Mojoe could not be contacted and the premises are currently closed.

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7:40pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

So Mojoes have had the last laugh?

They have stringed the complacent and neglectful council along for years, caused havoc for nearby residents, abused the court system, lied on applications at the outset, been the cause of numerous acts of violence, injury and mayhem.

There is no way they will pay, as I have predicted in the past, a limited company, whose directors will disappear into the night to cause similar disruption elsewhere.

Meanwhile over in Wanstead, they grant another late night licence to a novice entity in the form of the venture of the old Irish Bank without any probationary period.

They have failed to learn any lesson from the disastrous Mojos and I fear for the nearby residents of this new venture.

Of course all of these losses in costs and winding up procedure expenses will be swallowed up by the hard pressed council taxpayers as a direct result of the incompetent council who failed to act and manage this situation more efficiently.

Another rotten borough run by incompetents.
So Mojoes have had the last laugh? They have stringed the complacent and neglectful council along for years, caused havoc for nearby residents, abused the court system, lied on applications at the outset, been the cause of numerous acts of violence, injury and mayhem. There is no way they will pay, as I have predicted in the past, a limited company, whose directors will disappear into the night to cause similar disruption elsewhere. Meanwhile over in Wanstead, they grant another late night licence to a novice entity in the form of the venture of the old Irish Bank without any probationary period. They have failed to learn any lesson from the disastrous Mojos and I fear for the nearby residents of this new venture. Of course all of these losses in costs and winding up procedure expenses will be swallowed up by the hard pressed council taxpayers as a direct result of the incompetent council who failed to act and manage this situation more efficiently. Another rotten borough run by incompetents. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 15

10:36pm Thu 12 Jun 14

jackblack007 says...

i dont think they are rotten, but cant disagree with the incompetant tag
i dont think they are rotten, but cant disagree with the incompetant tag jackblack007
  • Score: 0

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