Philip Kolvin QC, the lawyer who was essential in reopening London nightclub fabric has explained via letter that he will not be resigning his contract as chairman of the Night Time Commission.
In his letter, he explained that he was quitting the commission as he has not been able to get the administrative, publicity, or independence that was necessary. He further explained:
"I regret that I cannot allow my professional independence to be compromised nor can I serve on a commission which lacks independence. I have also offered my services for free to take the project forward, if only these issues can be resolved. Sadly, they have not. In these circumstances, I have no option but to permit my contract to expire."
City Hall has also sent a statement out, explaining:
“Philip Kolvin QC was appointed chair of the Night Time Commission on a 12-month contract. Over the past year the commission has made great progress under Philip’s leadership. The important work of the commission will continue and a new chair will be appointed in due course.”
The Night Time Commission was originally started by former mayor Boris Johnson and continued by London mayor Sadiq Khan where Kolvin was appointed.