News July 2015

31 Jul 2015

John FitzGerald represents defendant who set man on fire after building site dispute

John FitzGerald has represented a defendant who set a colleague on fire following a building site dispute. He was accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The defendant, a family man with no history of offending whatsoever, lost his temper with another building site worker over a petty

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27 Jul 2015

Convictions in Old Bailey Sex Ring Trial

After over 40 hours’ deliberation the jury returned verdicts late on Friday in the major child sexual abuse trial being prosecuted by Oliver Saxby QC, leading Alan Blake from Thames Valley CPS and Patrick Duffy from 23 Essex Street. The trial had taken some 8 weeks or so and had been notable

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22 Jul 2015

Regulatory Notices and Environmental Legislation: Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals: A Seminar (10 September)

Six Pump Court presents the first in a series of four environmental law seminars, Regulatory Notices and Environmental Legislation: Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals This seminar will cover challenges to regulatory notices (under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, Water Resources

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22 Jul 2015

Final costs judgment given by UKSC in Coventry v Lawrence

The long-awaited judgment from the Supreme Court on the lawfulness of CFA and ATE funding arrangements was handed down today.  Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton were joined by Timothy Dutton QC and Ben Williams in representing the appellants on this important point for the funding of civil

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16 Jul 2015

Treatment of VAT in Confiscation Proceedings

In this article for the UKSC blog, Kristiina Reed reviews the case of R v Harvey, currently awaiting judgment in the Supreme Court. Her article discusses how the decision of the Supreme Court will determine the issue of whether VAT either paid or accounted for to HM Revenue and Customs should be

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14 Jul 2015

Genetic Predisposition to Paedophilia and Child Abuse: a case note

In his latest case note, Richard Barraclough QC writes on the issues of paedophilia and child abuse and specifically genetic and family influences. Richard Barraclough QC, who was leading Tanya Robinson for the defence in R v Mitchell, draws on the experiences of the case in which the defendant

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10 Jul 2015

Six Pump Court presents a series of four environmental seminars

Members of the Environmental Team at Six Pump Court will be presenting a series of four seminars covering environmental law and regulation. The topics will include the environmental regulatory regime of the UK and the EU, regulatory notice challenges, contamination claims, waste issues and planning

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09 Jul 2015

Licensed Black Taxi Cabs and Mini Cabs and their treatment in major road redevelopment case

Richard Barraclough QC, as Leading Counsel for the London Taxi Drivers Association, has written a note summarising the main issues that were covered in this recent case dealing with the distinctions between black cabs and mini cabs and their treatment in a major redevelopment in the Tottenham Court

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08 Jul 2015

Retaining DNA and the Supreme Court case of Gaughran

In the lead article of this week’s Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Kristiina Reed discusses the Supreme Court decision in Gaughran (Gaughran (Appellant) v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (Respondent) (Northern Ireland) [2015] UKSC 29. The judgment of the court held

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08 Jul 2015

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand instructed in major sex abuse trial

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand have been instructed to represent James Carragher, a 74 year old man charged with offences of historic sexual abuse at Leeds Crown Court. Mr Carragher is alleged to have sexually abused numerous boys during his time as Head Teacher at the St.Williams Community

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01 Jul 2015

Six Pump Court shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015

Six Pump Court is delighted to be shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015. The shortlist, which was announced today includes two nominations for Six Pump Court. Chambers is shortlisted in the Chambers of the Year – London and also Chambers of the Year –

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