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Thread #78013   Message #1400473
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
06-Feb-05 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: Cornish Session Dies
Subject: RE: Cornish Session Dies
Unfortunately the two in a bar rule HAS been tested in court. It was a judges decision that established the precedent that it means two performers in any session, and not a series of pairs one after another.

It was this case that started the the trouble leading to the new law.
This has not been tested in court, nor is it likely to be. No landlord is likely to take court action which, if it fails, may result in tens of thousands in costs. Neither is it likely that a landlord will break the law and force the LA to prosecute, given that the penalty is up to 20,000, or six months jail, or both.

Yes weasel brooks, it IS a daft law, but par for the course in the UK. You are lucky not to live here.

Don T.