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The Hemming case has not gone away just yet!

Mon, 2014-03-03 13:21
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You may remember that in May last year the Court of Appeal upheld Mr Justice Keith’s ruling in the High Court that, as a result of the Services Directive, licensing authorities could not charge licensees more than the costs of the authorisation procedures themselves.  The High Court held that while the costs of the authorisation – including monitoring com

The Hemming case has not gone away just yet!

Thompson v Oxford City Council – Court of Appeal Dismiss Appeal

Wed, 2014-02-12 20:25
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In July 2013 we reported on the case of R (Alistair Lockwood Thompson) v Oxford City Council.  

Thompson v Oxford City Council – Court of Appeal Dismiss Appeal

Current Awareness: Sex Establishments (Regulation) Bill

Fri, 2014-01-31 14:15
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Yet another Private Member’s Bill has been introduced seeking to amend licensing legislation – this time the regulation of sex establishments.

 

The Sex Establishments (Regulation) Bill was introduced to Parliament on 28 January 2014 under the Ten Minute Rule sponsored by Diana Johnson, MP for Kingston upon Hull North.

 

Current Awareness: Sex Establishments (Regulation) Bill

SEV Exemption Wrong & Unfair – MPs

Tue, 2013-09-10 19:05
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Stephen Gilbert, MP for St Austell and Newquay, called on the Government to tighten the regulation of exempt sexual entertainment.

SEV Exemption Wrong & Unfair – MPs

Hemming v Westminster – LGA Briefing

Fri, 2013-07-12 07:10
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The Local Government Association has published a briefing note on the Hemming v Westminster case for Local Authorities.

Hemming v Westminster – LGA Briefing

Councils are entitled to take “a fresh look” and change their minds - Mr Justice Haddon-Cave

Wed, 2013-07-03 19:47
Body: R (Alistair Lockwood Thompson) v Oxford City Council [2013] EWHC 1819 (Admin)Councils are entitled to take “a fresh look” and change their minds - Mr Justice Haddon-Cave

Secrets v London Borough of Camden

Mon, 2013-06-17 09:33
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For many years prior to the adoption of the sexual entertainment venue provisions in the Policing and Crime Act, Secrets have run sexual entertainment venue s in Euston, Holborn, Swiss Cottage and Covent Garden for many years, without regulatory problems.

Secrets v London Borough of Camden

Approved Westminster judgement now available on Licensing Resource

Tue, 2013-05-28 07:08
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Last week we reported that Westminster City Council lost an appeal following an earlier High Court decision that its sex licence fees were unlawful.


The approved Court of Appeal judgement is now available on Licensing Resource.

Approved Westminster judgement now available on Licensing Resource

Westminster City Council lose sex licence fee appeal

Fri, 2013-05-24 13:26
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In a judgement predicted to have a huge impact on the funding of regulation, Westminster City Council has lost its appeal against an earlier High Court decision ruling that its licensing fees for sex shops were un

Westminster City Council lose sex licence fee appeal

R (KVP ENT LTD) v South Bucks DC

Thu, 2013-03-21 14:12
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In this case a licensing sub-committee of South Buckinghamshire District Council refused to grant an application for a Sexual Entertainment Licence (SEL).

The subcommittee refused the application on the grounds that the grant of this SEL would be inappropriate having regard to –

- the character of the locality where the Premises are situated

R (KVP ENT LTD) v South Bucks DC

Westminster Council awaiting decision on fees appeal

Wed, 2013-01-16 20:39
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Westminster City Council’s appeal against a High Court decision was heard by the Court of Appeal on the 14th of January.

Westminster Council awaiting decision on fees appeal