News August 2014

27 Aug 2014

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for awards in four separate categories by the Chambers UK Bar Awards this year including Set of the Year in Health & Safety (winners of this Award previously in 2013). Our nominations for the 2014 Awards are as follows:- Health & Safety

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26 Aug 2014

Eleanor Laws QC appears on BBC's Newsnight

Eleanor Laws QC appeared on Newsnight last week discussing anonymity for defendants in sex cases. In the programme, broadcast on 15th August, Eleanor Laws QC and other commentators including Jill Saward, joined in the debate about anonymity for defendants in sexual abuse cases. In addition,

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18 Aug 2014

Tom Dunn secures the acquittal of James Woodland  in knife point  rape case following  6 day trial at Canterbury Crown Court

Tom Dunn, instructed by Bond Joseph, has secured the acquittal of James Woodland on three counts of raping his ex partner during their 16 month relationship. In December 2013, in what the prosecution described as a terrifying ordeal,  the Complainant was repeatedly assaulted, and cut with a

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11 Aug 2014

Oliver Saxby QC instructed for defence in clingfilm death case

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to defend David Connor, one of two men charged with the 'gross-negligence manslaughter' of a man found wrapped in clingfilm. The trial is fixed to commence on 1st December 2014. News coverage of the case can be found using the links below:- The Mirror The

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11 Aug 2014

Costs uplifts and landlords' liability in nuisance: Coventry v Lawrence (No.2)

The Supreme Court has ruled on the consequential issues arising from its earlier judgment. Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton continue to represent the appellants in this landmark nuisance case. LexisNexis has recently published an article (available using the link below) by William Upton

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07 Aug 2014

Grant Armstrong represents father in combined habitual residence and contempt case

Grant Armstrong has successfully represented a father in contempt proceedings arising in a long running habitual residence case where a child had been left with paternal relatives abroad. The case is significant in relation to the correct procedures for hearing contempt and because it gives

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06 Aug 2014

Six Pump Court welcomes new family tenant Dinah Loeb

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Dinah Loeb who joins Chambers. Dinah specialises in family and civil litigation with particular expertise in financial remedies and Children Act work; both public and private. She joins us from August 2014. Dinah was called to the bar in 2004 and has over 20

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