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Mayor of London appoints Fabric's lawyer for Night Time Commission

Another step in the right direction

  • Dave Turner
  • 16 December 2016

Sadiq Khan's effort to preserve nightlife in London just ramped up with the appointment of Philip Kolvin QC.

The lawyer, who worked with fabric in the last few months, will be the chair of the Night Time Commission, working with the Metropolitan Police, venue owners, the authorities and residents.

His role, starting on January 9, will also include working alongside new Night Czar Amy Lamé as London moves towards being a 24-hour city.

Kolvin QC highlighted London's growing population as a reason for the night-time economy to be priotised when commenting on his appointment.

"As the capital grows, we must plan for a growing night-time economy for the whole of Greater London – something that can only be achieved through proper partnerships with stakeholders, strategic planning, and investment in infrastructure.

“It’s vital that we ensure that everyone benefits from a thriving night-time economy – from those who want a great night out, to those who want a good night’s sleep. I look forward to working with the capital’s new Night Czar, Amy Lamé, so that we can develop the role of London as the global leader of the night-time economy.”

Sadiq Khan added Kolvin's "expert knowledge" of licensing and regulation will be vital in ensuring the longevity of venues.

Last week, Amy Lamé expressed her wish to keep clubbing in the heart of the city, as opposed to pushing venues to the outskirts.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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