News May 2013

31 May 2013

Successful appeal by Ministry of Defence against plans for wind farm

William Upton has represented the Ministry of Defence in a successful appeal against plans for two separate wind farms which, it was argued, would interfere with operations at a nearby seismic monitoring facility. It was argued that the two separate schemes proposed for sites near Carlisle would

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13 May 2013

Mark Watson successfully prosecutes company responsible for major pollution incident

Mark Watson, on behalf of the Environment Agency, has successfully prosecuted one of Europe's leading chemical companies for a pesticide pollution of the River Nene in Peterborough. Thousands of fish died and thousands more were damaged as a result of the leak of toxic chemicals into the river

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09 May 2013

Eleanor Laws QC to contribute to Advocate's Gateway training for treatment of vulnerable witnesses

Eleanor Laws QC has been invited to assist in compiling a training programme for the treatment of vulnerable witnesses as part of the launch of the Advocate's Gateway. The Advocate’s Gateway is hosted by the Advocacy Training Council and is managed by the ATC’s Vulnerable Witness Management

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01 May 2013

Nicholas Baldock secures finding of 60% contributory negligence in employer's liability case

Nicholas Baldock secures finding of 60% contributory negligence against employer in a case involving a fall from scaffold. In Jason Sharp (by his brother & litigation friend John Sharp) v Top Flight Scaffolding[2013] EWHC 479 the Claimant had fallen from the top of a scaffold that he had

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