Pubs Code Adjudicator

Paul Newby

Paul  Newby



Paul Newby is the independent Pubs Code Adjudicator. He took up his appointment on 2 May 2016.

From 1969 to 1977 Paul Newby attended Solihull School, where he is now a Governor, with primary responsibility for the school’s property endowment. He graduated from Sheffield in 1981 with an honours degree in Urban Land Economics.

Paul qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1983, and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1993. He has worked in private practice for more than 30 years, the majority of that time in the public house, hospitality and leisure markets.

Paul qualified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in 1996, and has been a member of the RICS President’s panels of Arbitrators and Independent Experts since 2001 and 2003 respectively. He is also:

  • an RICS Registered Valuer
  • an RICS Accredited Mediator
  • a co-author and panel member of Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS)

He served on the BIIBAS Code of Practice Benchmarking Committee from 2010 to 2015.

Pubs Code Adjudicator

The Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) will have responsibility for enforcing the statutory Pubs Code. The Pubs Code will govern the relationship between large pub-owning businesses and their tied tenants in England and Wales.