News January 2014

31 Jan 2014

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn instructed to prosecute in case concerning historic sexual abuse at Barnados Home in the 1980's

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn have been instructed to prosecute the trial of Richard Gallacher charged with multiple counts of historic sexual abuse of 7 boys (including rape) in his care at a Barnados Home in the 1980s, and at another care home in the 1990s. The trial is due to start on 24

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29 Jan 2014

Financial Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Ian Whitehurst has written an article in which he discusses the effectiveness of the current criminal and regulatory regimes in dealing with financial crimes.The article, entitled 'Is a chequebook better than a defence statement?' is available on the Six Pump Court website and a link to this

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27 Jan 2014

Nicholas Baldock and the civil team continue their series of lectures on the Jackson Reforms

Nicholas Baldock and the civil team have continued their series of lectures on the Jackson Reforms, most recently at Tees Law in Bishop's Stortford on the 24th January 2014. This lecture included the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgment in Mitchell -v- News Group  [2013] EWCA Civ

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22 Jan 2014

Six Pump Court wins Climate Change Chambers of the Year Award

Six Pump Court Chambers has been awarded Corporate INTL's 'Climate Change Chambers of the Year in England Award' 2014. The Corporate INTL Global Awards recognise leading lawyers in their specialist areas and reward excellence not only in expertise but also in service. The winners of the awards

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20 Jan 2014

Manslaughter trial of Clement and Thorne underway

The trial of Peter Clement and Lloyd Thorne on a charge of manslaughter is underway at Canterbury Crown Court. The Crown allege a joint enterprise attack by the defendants on the deceased, a man called David Wilkes. Richard Barraclough QC (instructed by BKRW Solicitors) and Oliver Saxby

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15 Jan 2014

Lawyers Protest over Cuts to Criminal Justice System

Last week Six Pump Court Chambers barristers joined others in a protest against cuts to the criminal legal justice system. On Monday lawyers staged a half-day walk-out and protested outside courts. In Maidstone, over 50 barristers congregated outside the Crown Court. To read more click here

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13 Jan 2014

Eleanor Laws QC to attend cross party inquiry into child sexual exploitation

Eleanor Laws QC will be taking part in a cross party inquiry at Westminster into child sexual exploitation which will investigate the effectiveness of legislation for tackling child sexual exploitation and trafficking within the UK. It will be chaired by Ann Coffey, Stockport MP and chair of the

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10 Jan 2014

CBA Conference Serious Sexual Offences - course materials available (6 CPD points)

Materials from last year's Criminal Bar Association's Conference on Serious Sexual Offences are available from the CBA website. The materials cost £60 and qualify for 6 CPD points. Eleanor Laws QC was one of the speakers at the Conference and presented a lecture on Recovered Memory in

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03 Jan 2014

A Taxing Time Ahead: The Reality Behind the Rhetoric

Ian Whitehurst, in an article published on the website today, discusses the current UK tax regime and recent efforts to crack down on tax evasion. In the article he discusses the legislation and argues that the recent measures have created a highly complex tax regime which has not lived up to the

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