Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (4) - Monday 9th January, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Rooms 18.01 - 18.03 - 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP. View directions

Contact: Sarah Craddock, Committee and Councillor Co-ordinator  Email: Tel: 07790980186

No. Item



To report any changes to the membership.


1.1           There were no changes to the membership.



Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.


2.1      There were no declarations of interest.



Vanity Bar and Nightclub, Basement to First Floor, 4 Carlisle Street, W1D 3BJ


Site Name & Address


Licensing Reference No.

West End


* West End


Vanity Bar and Nightclub

Basement to First Floor

4 Carlisle Street



Expedited Licensing Review


*Cumulative Impact Area
Special Consideration Zone: N/A


Additional documents:




Licensing Review Decision


Monday 9th January 2023


Membership:           Councillor Angela Piddock (Chair), Councillor Concia Albert and Councillor Caroline Sargent


Vanity Bar and Nightclub, Basement to 1st Floor, 4, Carlisle Street W1D 3BJ (the Premises) - 22/11860/LIREVX

The Metropolitan Police Service submitted an application for a Summary Review of the above Premises pursuant to Section 53A of the Licensing Act 2003 (the “Act”) on 13 December 2022 as the Police considered the Premises is associated with serious crime and serious disorder. The Premises Licence Holder (PLH) of the Premises is Vanity License Limited, whose sole director is Manpal Clair

The Interim Steps Hearing took place on 15 December 2022, when the Committee imposed the Interim Steps specified in Schedule 1 attached to this Decision.  The purpose of today’s hearing is to determine the full Review by deciding whether it is appropriate and proportionate to take any steps to promote the licensing objectives and to review the Interim Steps taken.

Persons attending the hearing:

For the Police (MPS):       Mr Gerald Gouriet KC (Counsel)
                                           PC Steve Muldoon

                                           PC Reaz Guerra

                                           PC Dave Morgan

For the Premises Licence Holder (PLH):


Mr Gary Grant (Counsel)

Mr Manpal Clair, Director Vanity License Ltd the PLH

                                           Luke Elford (John Gaunt and Partners)

Andrew Bamber (Licensing Consultant)


Interested Parties:

Cllr Paul Fisher - Local Ward Councillor and Deputy Cabinet Member (Licensing and Public Protection)

Richard Brown representing:

The Soho Society: Tim Lord

The Soho Ward Panel: Jane Doyle

Alice Dugdale: local resident

Other Officers present:
The Presenting Officer       – Kevin Jackaman;
                                           The Legal Adviser              – Steve Burnett;
                                           The Committee Officer       – Tristan Fieldsend

Activities and Hours

The Premises is a venue which provides lap dancing and other regulated entertainment, including music, dancing and the sale of alcohol.

The permitted hours for licensable activities are as stated in the committee report.

The opening hours are       Sunday 09:00 to 01:00
                                           Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 03:30


Preliminary Matters

1.          At the start of the hearing the Chair introduced the Members of the Committee, identified the parties attending the hearing who wished to speak and outlined the procedure for the hearing.  No declarations of interest were made and all parties in attendance were given ample time to present their submissions.

2.          The Chair noted that the committee report and additional information pack consisted of the application for Review together with a large bundle of crime data in support of the MPS’s case and which totalled over 650 pages; a further bundle of evidence of over 360 pages was submitted by the PLH. There was also video footage in support of both parties’ case.


3.          The Chair confirmed that the Committee had considered all the written and video evidence.

4.          The Committee recognised that the Interim Steps Hearing took place on 15 December 2022.  The full decision of that hearing appears at pages 520 - 524 of the committee papers.

5.          The Committee was mindful that this hearing was a two stage process,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.