Surrey sex dungeon couple must pay £45,000 after court hears they ignored order to shut down – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2018 in news, proceeds of crime, sex establishments by sally

‘A couple who owned a sex dungeon in Surrey have been ordered to pay £45,000 after the court heard they ran the den despite being told to shut it down.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Birmingham strip club facing criminal probe after ‘customers were offered sex, drugged and ripped off’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2017 in licensing, news, police, sex establishments by tracey

‘Critical joint police and licensing report alleges ‘serious criminality’ at the city centre club.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Council victorious in appeal over sex shop licensing fees – OUT-LAW.com

‘Westminster City Council can recover “reasonable” licensing fees and enforcement costs charged to various sex shops in Soho, London, even though these fees were later found to be in breach of an EU directive, the UK’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st July 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Westminster Council wins Hemming appeal at the Supreme Court – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 21st, 2017 in fees, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments by tracey

‘The City of Westminster Council has won a key victory at the Supreme Court in the long-running battle over the level of fees that local authorities can charge licensed premises.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 20th July 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

How laws are putting strippers in greater danger – The Independent

Posted February 22nd, 2017 in employment, licensing, news, sex establishments, women by sally

‘Members of the East London Strippers Collective campaign group have seen the rise and fall of the ‘bonaza era’ of exotic dancing, and they say women are the ones suffering.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

European Court backs sex shop owners in licensing fee battle with council – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 18th, 2016 in EC law, fees, licensing, news, sex establishments by sally

‘Licensing authorities are precluded from requiring applicants for the grant or renewal of authorisation to pay a fee that includes in part the costs of managing and enforcing the relevant scheme, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th November 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Strip club to go to court to challenge licence renewal refusal – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 26th, 2016 in appeals, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments by sally

‘A Leicester strip club is to go to a magistrates’ court to challenge the city council’s refusal to renew its licence.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 26th August 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Regina (Hemming (trading as Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council (Architects Registration Board and others, intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted May 11th, 2015 in EC law, fees, judicial review, law reports, licensing, sex establishments by sally

Regina (Hemming (trading as Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council (Architects Registration Board and others, intervening) [2015] UKSC 25; [2015] WLR (D) 193

‘A licensing authority was entitled to levy on a successful applicant for the grant or renewal of a licence a charge enabling the authority to recover the full cost of running and enforcing the licensing scheme.’

WLR Daily, 29th April 2015

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Supreme Court to hear landmark licensing fees battle next week – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 9th, 2015 in licensing, local government, news, sex establishments, Supreme Court by sally

‘The Supreme Court will next week hear a case with major implications for local authorities and other regulators’ ability to charge fees for licences.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th January 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Judge quashes licensing decision after “serious procedural irregularity” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 2nd, 2014 in judicial review, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments by tracey

‘A council’s decision to refuse to renew a lap-dancing club’s sexual entertainment venue licence must be quashed because of a “serious procedural irregularity” which led to it being taken by the wrong persons, a High Court judge has ruled.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st May 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Supreme Court to hear landmark Hemming case on licensing fees – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 28th, 2014 in fees, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments, Supreme Court by sally

‘Westminster City Council has been given permission to take to the Supreme Court the landmark Hemming case concerning the setting of licensing and regulatory fees.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th February 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Regina (Thompson) v Oxford City Council (Spearmint Rhino Ventures (UK) Ltd intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted February 14th, 2014 in law reports, licensing, local government, sex establishments by sally

Regina (Thompson) v Oxford City Council (Spearmint Rhino Ventures (UK) Ltd intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 94; [2014] WLR (D) 62

‘Where an application was made to renew a sexual entertainment venue licence, the decision maker had to have due regard to fact that the earlier licence had been granted. If no relevant circumstances had changed, he was required to give his reasons for departing from the previous decision when renewal was refused.’

WLR Daily, 11th February 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Regina (Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd and others) v Westminster City Council – WLR Daily

Regina (Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd and others) v Westminster City Council [2013] EWCA Civ 591; [2013] WLR (D) 203

“Since the coming into force of the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 a local authority was not permitted, when determining the reasonable licence fee for sex establishments, to reflect in the fee which it determined the cost of enforcing the licensing system against unlicensed operators.”

WLR Daily, 24th May 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Sex shop chain in Soho wins landmark legal battle against Westminster Council over license fees – The Independent

Posted May 28th, 2013 in appeals, fees, licensed premises, local government, news, sex establishments by sally

“A sex shop chain in Soho has won a major victory against license fees charged by Westminster City Council, in a landmark decision that the council believe could ‘open the flood gates for illegal pornography.'”

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The Independent, 24th May 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lap dancer Nadine Quashie: Why I took on Stringfellows – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2012 in employment, news, self-employment, sex establishments, unfair dismissal by sally

“Her landmark legal battle against the nightclub could bring radical changes in employment rights.”

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The Guardian, 18th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sacked lap dancer loses case – The Independent

Posted November 11th, 2010 in employment tribunals, news, sex establishments, unfair dismissal by sally

“A lap dancer who attempted to bring an unfair dismissal case against Stringfellows has lost her case, a lawyer for the club said today.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK brothel users escape crackdown on forced prostitution – The Guardian

Posted August 19th, 2010 in news, prostitution, sex establishments, trafficking in human beings by sally

“Men who use brothels are escaping a new law intended to crack down on the coercion of women into prostitution, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 18th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Adverts for strippers ‘to be banned from Jobcentres’ – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in advertising, employment, news, sex establishments by sally

“A ban on using Jobcentres to advertise for strippers and lapdancers is expected to be announced this week.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Preston brothel closed – UK Border Agency

Posted July 14th, 2010 in immigration, press releases, prostitution, sex establishments by sally

“New powers to close down brothels were used for the first time in the North of England on 9 July, by our officers.”

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UK Border Agency, 12th July 2010

Source: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Brothel owner Wayne Baker ordered to pay £135,000 – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2010 in news, proceeds of crime, prostitution, sex establishments by sally

“A man who lured girls as young as 14 into prostitution has been ordered to pay more than £135,000 from his assets or face another three years in jail.”

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BBC News, 8th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk