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Birmingham Lap Dancing Club Fails in Bid to Relicence

James Rankin

Paradise City has failed in its attempt to obtain an SEV ( sex encounter venue) licence for a site at premises that had previously been licensed as Legs 11 and traded from two sites in Birmingham: Broad Street and Ladywell Walk.  Both licences were revoked in 2017 at the request of West Midlands Police following allegations of a catalogue of licence breaches (including the “no touching rule”), together with allegations of fraud committed against customers. It was also said that customers had been drugged and assaulted by door staff. 

West Midlands Police successfully argued that the new applicant was unsuitable, and that, if granted, the club would be carried on for the benefit of someone who would themselves be unfit to hold a licence.

James Rankin of Francis Taylor Building appeared for West Midlands Police. The club was represented by Philip Kolvin QC

Press report

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