235 Appeals

(1)

A person affected by a decision of the Gambling Commission in performing any of the functions in section 224(1)(a) to (f) may appeal that decision to the High Court.

(2)

The High Court may reconsider afresh a matter that comes to it on appeal and may confirm, modify, or reverse a decision of the Gambling Commission or may direct the Gambling Commission to reconsider a decision.

(3)

A person may appeal a decision of the High Court made on appeal under subsection (1) to the Court of Appeal—

(a)

on a point of law only; and

(b)

with the leave of the Court of Appeal.

(4)

An appeal under subsection (1) or subsection (3) must be made within 15 working days of the date of the notice of the Gambling Commission’s decision or the date of the High Court decision (as the case may be), or any longer period that the High Court or the Court of Appeal may allow.

(4A)

To avoid doubt, a casino licence remains in force (unless it expires or is surrendered) until all appeals are decided, or the period for appeal expires.

(5)

There is no appeal to a court against a decision of the Gambling Commission in performing the functions in section 224(1)(g) to (q).

Section 235(4): amended, on 3 March 2015, by section 90(1) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).

Section 235(4A): inserted, on 3 March 2015, by section 90(2) of the Gambling Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 3).