Human Rights

What if someone wears an offensive tee shirt in your pub?

Legal advice

What if someone wears an offensive tee shirt in your pub?

By Poppleston Allen

As the case of the offensive Hillsborough tee shirt shows, operators struggle with where to draw the line with unacceptable customer behaviour - and when to act. Legal experts Poppleston Allen offers advice.

Bish: we need a credible threat

Legal threat plea over licensing reform

By Phil Mellows

The pub industry may have to threaten legal action over the breaches of human rights contained in the government's licensing proposals.

Hamish Howitt

Smoke ban rebel fails in High Court

By MA reporter

Blackpool smoke ban rebel Hamish Howitt has failed in a High Court claim that the ban is unlawful and a breach of human rights. Howitt - landlord of...

Coulson: a licensee is not compelled to do business with anyone he doesn't wish to

To ban or not to ban

By Peter Coulson

MA legal editor Peter Coulson considers the case of a Pubwatch ban being taken to the High Court again.

Pring: Great victory for pubwatch

Good sense prevails for pubwatch

By Andrew Pring

Amidst some rather bizarre human-rights legislation, it's refreshing to see common sense protecting licensees and customers from troublemakers, says MA editor Andrew Pring

Digest

Digest

EU allows a 48-hour work week Pub staff have been granted a permanent right to work more than 48 hours a week. This came after a compromise from the...

West guilty of smoke ban breach

West guilty of smoke ban breach

By Ewan Turney

Smoke rebel Dave West has been hit with costs and fines of nearly £8,000 for flouting the ban. West and his company Jewelite Trading were found...

Smoke ban battle gets underway today

Smoke ban battle gets underway today

By Ewan Turney

The long awaited showdown between smoke ban rebel Dave West and Westminster council gets underway today. Owner of HeyJo club West (pictured),...

Pubwatch in High Court

Pubwatch in High Court

By Tony Halstead THals22851@aol.com

Lawyers claim ban infringes human rights A pubwatch group is being taken to the High Court by an individual who claims a banning order has breached...

Q&A

Q&A

Betting on pool games Q. We have had a discussion in the bar about people betting on pool matches here. I have been told that this is legal in pubs,...

CCTV in toilet cubicles

CCTV in toilet cubicles

By John Harrington john.harrington@william-reed.co.u

Installation of cameras in women's loo is aimed at tackling drug abuse CCTV has been fitted in the toilet cubicles of a York pub. In a bold move to...

Pubwatch fears on human rights movement

Pubwatch fears on human rights movement

By John Harrington

Fears are growing that human rights group Liberty is looking to mount challenges against pubwatch bans. Liberty has written to all 43 police forces...

Smoke rebel West: Case adjourned

Smoke rebel West: Case adjourned

The case against smoke ban rebel Dave West has been adjourned until March. Owner of HeyJo club West (pictured), reportedly worth £100m, and...

Smoke rebel club HeyJo faces court

Smoke rebel club HeyJo faces court

Smoke ban rebel club HeyJo has been served with a court summons by Westminster council. Flamboyant owner Dave West (pictured), reportedly worth...

Mayfair club still allowing smoking

Mayfair club still allowing smoking

By Joe Lutrario

The owner of a Mayfair private members club is still encouraging his customers to smoke while he waits for his day in court