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Sex Establishment Licensing 4th June 2019 Training Suite (City of London), City of London Corporation, Walbrook Wharf, 78-83 Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TD London
Members Fee: £160.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £235.00 + VAT




This one day training event takes place at City of London Council.
The trainer will be Leo Charalambides, Kings Chambers.
See Agenda tab for agenda (Subject to minor change).
£160 + VAT for IoL members
£235 + VAT for non-members
Non-member fee includes complimentary membership until end March 2020.
The Institute of Licensing accredits this course for 5 hours CPD (Course Ref: SEV45408).
Subject to minor changes

Introduction & Preliminaries

- Equalities Act 2010

- ‘Girls’ ‘Punters’ ‘Performers’ ‘Dancers’ ‘Patrons’
- Auto-erotic Self Stimulatory Device

10:15 – 11.15 SESSION ONE

Types of Sex Establishments

- Sex Cinema definition

- Sex Shop definition

- Sex Article definition

- Exemptions
(i) Birth control;
(ii) Waiver

- Measuring Sex ‘Significant Degree’
- Outline the approach and methods
- The ‘life-style store’ v the licensed sex shop
- Should sex shops be regulated?
- R18 pornography

11:15 – 11:30 BREAK

11:30 – 12:45 SESSION TWO

Types of Sex Establishments

- Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV)
- Relevant entertainment
- Live audience
- Financial gain
- Organiser
- Entertainer

- Relevant Entertainment: any live performance / any live display of nudity
- Nature / principally for the purpose of sexually stimulating any member of the audience (verbal or other means)
- SEV exemption

The Role of Sex Establishment Policies

- Sex Establishment Policies / Vision & Strategy / Equalities (?) / The Scottish Experience

12:45 – 1:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00 SESSION THREE

Decision Making

- Decision-Making A Stepped Approach
- Nature of Entertainment – get explicit!
- People
- Premises
- Vicinity
- Locality
- Number
- Suitability? A simple question based on facts – Say what you see.


- Conditions
- Standard conditions vs conditions suitable to the particular premises.

15:00 BREAK

15:15 – 16:15 SESSION FOUR

Administration & Regulations

- Grant, renewal, transfer & variation
- Enforcement Powers
- Revocation & Review
- Relationship with the LA 2003.


- Appeals
- Future Developments
- Equalities

16:15 – 16:30 Q&A

You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

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Event Trainer

Leo Charalambides
Leo is "Known for his expertise in advising local authorities on all licensing issues, and for niche specialisations in the spheres of garage forecourt and sexual entertainment venue licensing”. He is described by clients as "Earnest, knowledgeable and has seen a lot. He does a great job." (Chambers and Partners 2013) and "very personable, very likeable and very clever" (Chambers and Partners 2014). The Legal 500 (2013) notes that he is “one to watch” and is described as “bright and tenacious” (2014).
Leo is noted for his extensive expertise and experience of Licensing. He advises and represents a wide range of operators, local authorities and local residents across all aspects of licensing including the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005; Taxi & Private Hire Vehicles; Sex Establishments; Pedlars & Street Trading, Special Treatment Licensing and busking. In 2012 Leo’s contribution to licensing law and practice was recognised by the IoL who made him a Fellow of the Institute.
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