News September 2012

28 Sep 2012

Criminal Team's established presence in Kent further strengthened with the addition of five experienced practitioners

Chambers is pleased to announce that Tom Stern, John Fitzgerald, Simon Wickens, Tom Dunn and Kieran Brand have joined the Criminal Team. The recruitment of these exceptional practitioners reinforces 6 Pump Court's commitment to providing a specialist, amenable and local service for Kent's

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24 Sep 2012

Eleanor Laws QC and Lucy Luttman secure acquittal of former Head Teacher in sex abuse case

Eleanor Laws QC and Lucy Luttman successfully defended a former Head Teacher of a Boys School in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. The Head Teacher was charged with nineteen charges of serious sexual abuse upon 4 former pupils. A jury found Peter Merrick, 67, not guilty of the offences alleged

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20 Sep 2012

Supreme Court confirms scope of listing of old minerals planning permissions

Roy Martin QC acted for the successful owner of minerals in a case in which the Supreme Court confirmed that when a planning authority lists a mineral site for the purpose of providing modern working conditions pursuant to what in England and Wales is Schedule 13 to the Environment Act 1995, that

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13 Sep 2012

Six Pump Court shortlisted as Health & Safety Set of the Year by 2012 Chambers Bar Awards

ix Pump Court has been shortlisted for UK Set of the Year in Health & Safety by the 2012 Chambers Bar Awards. Barrister Mark Harris has also been shortlisted as Health & Safety Junior of the Year. These awards are presented as part of the research conducted for the forthcoming 2013

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05 Sep 2012

Deborah Charles appointed Recorder and returns to practice after maternity leave

This week Deborah Charles returns to her practice after maternity leave. She will pick up where she left off with a busy practice in all aspects of criminal law both prosecution and defence based in Kent. She returns having been appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court

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03 Sep 2012

Adaku Oragwu appointed to Attorney General's Regulatory List

Adaku Oragwu has been appointed to the Attorney General's List (C) for Specialist Regulatory Advocates (HSE, ORR and the Environment Agency).

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