News October 2015

21 Oct 2015

Planning Permission Decision quashed due to apparent bias

Stuart Jessop comments on Kelton v Wiltshire Council [2015] EWHC 2853 (Admin) The grant of planning permission for a residential development, which included affordable housing, had to be quashed by the High Court as tainted by apparent bias where one of the councillors who had voted in favour of

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20 Oct 2015

How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System

Anne Williams will be speaking at a forthcoming White Paper Planning Conference entitled 'How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System'. Anne will lead the session called 'Presumption in Favour: How much weight is being given to the presumption in favour of development'

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20 Oct 2015

Hospitality Sector & Liability for Child Sexual Exploitation: an update

Richard Barraclough QC will be speaking at an event dealing with the risks and liabilities faced by the hospitality sector in circumstances where their property may be used by those engaged in child sexual exploitation crime. In his presentation, Richard will deal with the issues surrounding

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16 Oct 2015

Mock Public Inquiry - Friday 6th November

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 6th November 2015. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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16 Oct 2015

Stuart Jessop successfully prosecutes consumer credit business operating without licence

Stuart Jessop has successfully prosecuted two defendants under the Consumer Protection Act for carrying on a consumer credit business without a licence. Both defendants were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court, having already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, for carrying on an illegal

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12 Oct 2015

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand begin Operation Reno defence

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand have begun their defence of James Carragher, the catholic De La Salle Brother charged with sexually abusing 15 young boys in his care at the St Williams Children’s Home near Market Weighton in Yorkshire in the 1970s and 1980s. The trial at Leeds Crown Court is

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08 Oct 2015

Liability and Remedies in Land and Water Contamination Claims : A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year: Liability and Remedies in Contamination Claims (Land and Water): Maximising your Client’s Recovery and Minimising Your Risk Speakers: Richard Barraclough QC, Nicholas Baldock, William Upton,

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06 Oct 2015

Planning Policy Under the New Government – a briefing

At a Westminster Briefing event entitled ‘Planning Policy under the new Government’ on 29th September, William Upton outlined the planning reforms currently underway and the direction of the new government’s planning policy. A copy of the presentation is available available

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05 Oct 2015

POCA in Planning Enforcement seminar

On 29th September 2015, Stuart Jessop and Laura Phillips spoke to delegates at the Royal Town Planning Institute's seminar entitled, 'POCA in Planning Enforcement'. They lectured on the subject of the Proceeds of Crime Act in other disciplines, with Stuart focussing on the potential use of money

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05 Oct 2015

Man found guilty of ordering his wife to kill her family

In this case, a man who had amassed a large collection of firearms and with a history of domestic violence, has been convicted of ordering his wife to kill her family who were living in Hong Kong. He had threatened to kill their son if she failed. Hon Cheong Chu was found guilty on 22 charges at

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02 Oct 2015

Environmental Permit Revocation and Appeals to the Planning Inspectorate: a Case Note

Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for a waste recycling operator. His commentary, provided here concerns the appeal in a case against a revocation notice by the Environment Agency of a waste transfer permit in respect of which the

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01 Oct 2015

Six Pump Court wins Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is proud to have won top set in the Real Estate, Environment & Planning category of the Legal 500 2015 UK Bar Awards. The full list of winners were announced yesterday. Our Planning & Environmental Team profile and full list of members can be viewed here The full list

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