The Carpenters Arms in Cambridge closed in the summer last year - local MP Julian Huppert is hoping to pass a law protecting pubs from planning laws and change of use policies

Pub planning law change moves a step closer

By Peter Ruddick

A possible change in the law to protect community pubs and bars from planning decisions and stop venues from becoming victims to changes of use has moved a step closer after passing the first parliamentary stage in the House of Commons.

Andrew Nixon, a sports lawyer for Thomas Eggar LLP, has warned publicans not to misread the victory of landlady Karen Murphy as legal acceptance to show Premier League matches using a decoder

Pubs warned about TV football coverage by sports lawyer

By Peter Ruddick

Publicans have been warned by a leading sports lawyer not to misread the victory of Portsmouth landlady Karen Murphy in the High Court as an acceptance of the legality of showing Premier League matches without a valid UK subscription service.

Copycat Indian restaurant Shopna opened up a mile away from the long-established Shozna in Rochester and produced near identical logos and menus

Indian restaurateur wins 'copycat' court case against rival restaurant

By Peter Ruddick

The owners of an Indian takeaway in Rochester have been forced by the High Court to pay damages of £50k to Jamal Ahmed, chef and owner of Shozna restaurant, after opening a rival takeaway one mile away with nearly identical name, logos, artwork, menus...