Final court date being arranged for Funky Mojoe over winding up order

Funky Mojoe in South Woodford.

Funky Mojoe in South Woodford.

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Representatives of Funky Mojoe were in court yesterday facing a winding up order over £127,000 owed in fees incurred during long-running legal battle.

The hearing took place at the Bankruptcy Court at High Court, but the decision was delayed after outstanding issues were found in documents submitted by Redbridge council.

The council will have to resubmit the documents at the new court date at the Bankruptcy Court, which is yet to be confirmed.

Redbridge council announced earlier this month that it will seek a winding up order against Funky Mojoe in High Road, South Woodford.

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.

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

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11:27am Tue 24 Jun 14

T. Watts says...

Sickening! These scumbags made everyone's life a misery with their vile and trashy club - and probably made a fortune out of it into the bargain.

Now thanks to clever lawyers and accountants, they'll avoid paying this money. They should also pay for the huge amount of council, police and NHS resources that were sucked up by this hellhole over the last few years.
Sickening! These scumbags made everyone's life a misery with their vile and trashy club - and probably made a fortune out of it into the bargain. Now thanks to clever lawyers and accountants, they'll avoid paying this money. They should also pay for the huge amount of council, police and NHS resources that were sucked up by this hellhole over the last few years. T. Watts
  • Score: 3

12:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MorrisHickey says...

An expensive lesson for the council about the consequences of pussyfooting.

Elected councillors who incur excessive or unlawful expenditure can be surcharged by the district auditor. I have never understood why the same proviso does not apply to council officers.
An expensive lesson for the council about the consequences of pussyfooting. Elected councillors who incur excessive or unlawful expenditure can be surcharged by the district auditor. I have never understood why the same proviso does not apply to council officers. MorrisHickey
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

As I predicted many times, they have now had the last laugh, cost the taxpayers 100's thousands, now will just open up elsewhere if they have not done so already. Meanwhile, the maimed and injured caught up in the crossfire outside lick their wounds.

The public been let down by the Councillors, the police, MP's, new Labour (who relaxed these laws), the council, all of who thought nothing of a so called nightclub operating at weekends with a coned off road block, private taxi rank, security guards patrolling with dogs. All slow to act and the lot ridiculed by chavs who even mentioned the place on TV.

Incompetence is the reality, the next one only weeks away.
As I predicted many times, they have now had the last laugh, cost the taxpayers 100's thousands, now will just open up elsewhere if they have not done so already. Meanwhile, the maimed and injured caught up in the crossfire outside lick their wounds. The public been let down by the Councillors, the police, MP's, new Labour (who relaxed these laws), the council, all of who thought nothing of a so called nightclub operating at weekends with a coned off road block, private taxi rank, security guards patrolling with dogs. All slow to act and the lot ridiculed by chavs who even mentioned the place on TV. Incompetence is the reality, the next one only weeks away. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

7:56am Wed 25 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

I bet their Expert Solicitors and Barrister who dramatically stormed out of the court at one hearing received their payments.

What an utter travesty for the taxpayers of Redbridge.
I bet their Expert Solicitors and Barrister who dramatically stormed out of the court at one hearing received their payments. What an utter travesty for the taxpayers of Redbridge. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

5:51pm Wed 25 Jun 14

jonny mash says...

I might be mistaken but didn't the WFG recently report that they were showing the World Cup here at the White Hart?
I might be mistaken but didn't the WFG recently report that they were showing the World Cup here at the White Hart? jonny mash
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Wed 25 Jun 14

jonny mash says...

This reminds me of the other day when I was in the local camping shop. The assistant was trying to sell me a torch that didn't need any batteries, I think it was a wind up
This reminds me of the other day when I was in the local camping shop. The assistant was trying to sell me a torch that didn't need any batteries, I think it was a wind up jonny mash
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