Property law

Unlawful occupation: Advice for pubs over squatters. (Image: Google Maps)

What can publicans do if squatters come calling?

By Fred A'Court

What can a pub do if travellers or squatters simply turn up and camp outside the premises? Any unlawful occupation can be distressing and stressful, but under common law the land owner has a right to evict people to regain possession.

The pub name ’George and the Dragon’ became popular under King Edward III

What's in a name? The stories behind pub monikers

By Claire Churchard

Pub names are part of the social fabric of Britain. But have you ever wondered why your local is called what it is or why its name may have changed over the years? Here, we take a look at the stories behind the names

MRO: legal framework 'will not work'

Opinion

Opinion: 50 ways to avoid an MRO

By Phil Dixon CBII industry adviser

Last Saturday in my fifty first season in senior cricket, I was skippering the mighty Cookley Thirds in the Worcestershire League. 

Inside history: the pub has been 'sold subject to contract'

ACV support for Somerset pub gathers pace

By Liam Coleman

Almost 2,000 people have signed a petition, within a week, to support an asset of community value (ACV) application for a historic Somerset pub that is up for sale.

Major investment: Redemption is moving into pubs

Redemption Brewery to open first pub

By Liam Coleman

A North London brewer has taken its first step into pub operations and has strong plans to develop five more sites over the coming years.