News April 2016

26 Apr 2016

Important Green Belt Ruling

Megan Thomas has successfully represented Epping Forest District Council in the High Court and Court of Appeal against a challenge to a grant of planning permission for a very large horticultural glasshouse in the Green Belt.  The Court of Appeal has ruled that agricultural buildings are

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25 Apr 2016

John O'Higgins appears for the defence in contract killing case

John O'Higgins, instructed by Reeds Solicitors, Oxford, represents Frank Warren who is accused of conspiracy to murder and attempted murder. Click here for news coverage of the case  

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22 Apr 2016

Tom Dunn secures acquittal of 17 year old in gang rape case

Tom Dunn, instructed by Sara Haroon of Bond Joseph Solicitors, has secured the acquittal of a 17 year old Syrian asylum seeker on two counts of rape following a 10 day trial at Maidstone Crown Court. The Jury acquitted following deliberations lasting nearly 2 days. The case has attracted

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21 Apr 2016

Oliver Saxby QC invited to contribute to British Academy project on treatment of Sex Offences within Criminal Justice System

Oliver Saxby QC has been invited to contribute to a two-year project being conducted by academics from the School of Law and Department of Criminology at Leicester University and funded by the British Academy entitled ‘Examining the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Offences’. The purpose

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20 Apr 2016

New website on the Law of Environmental Permitting and Enforcement

Gordon Wignall of 6 Pump Court has set up a new website and legal resource for clients facing the prospect of regulatory enforcement or civil claims.  It provides practical information and news about environmental permitting, pollution prevention and control, together with guidance and assistance

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19 Apr 2016

Latest Prosecution in Operation Pallial

In the latest prosecution brought by the National Crime Agency and CPS Wales, and prosecuted by Catherine Donnelly, as part of Operation Pallial, a man has today been sentenced to nine months in prison for possessing extreme pornographic images. Operation Pallial is the ongoing investigation

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18 Apr 2016

Cruise ship emissions debate sets sail for High Court

In an interview for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers a High Court challenge to plans for a wharf in the Thames that will be capable of accommodating very large ships, including cruise liners. In July 2015, Greenwich Council approved plans for a wharf in the Thames that would be able to

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15 Apr 2016

Rape Acquittal: A Case Study

Oliver Saxby QC examines his successful defence of a university student of previous good character charged with the rape of a fellow student. Please click on the link to the Case Study

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15 Apr 2016

Nicholas Ostrowski to speak at forthcoming PEBA National Conference

Nicholas Ostrowski will be amongst the speakers at this year’s PEBA National Conference which will take place in May in London. The Conference entitled “2011-2016 A Quinquennial Review” will review the law, policy and practice guidance as it affects the planning practitioner, in light of

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15 Apr 2016

Mark Watson instructed on behalf of Environment Agency in waste cases involving “record fine”

A company was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling more than £1.2 million in relation to two separate prosecutions by the Environment Agency which concluded this week at ¬Harrow Crown Court following legal proceedings lasting more than three years. The first case concerned the storage of

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14 Apr 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Defends Rape Accused

The trial of PA, a 40 year old married man of previous good character charged with two counts of rape, continues into its second week at Guildford Crown Court. The Crown allege that in June 2015 PA raped a 24 year old woman who he had picked up in Ascot, following a days’ racing. The woman had

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01 Apr 2016

Chambers invites applications for pupillage and mini-pupillage to commence in 2016

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce that we will be offering up to two 12-month pupillages commencing in October 2016. Applications will be accepted through the Pupillage Gateway application process and to applications to Six Pump Court can be submitted on the Pupillage Gateway here. To access

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01 Apr 2016

David Travers QC spoke recently at The Institute for Food Safety Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) Conference “Food Law in Practice”

This Conference provided authoritative guidance on the regulatory changes brought forward by the new Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. These came into force on 1 February 2016. The Conference also focused on how these

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01 Apr 2016

Six Pump Court Barristers listed in Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2016

Six Pump Court barristers Stephen Hockman QC, Mark Harris and Mark Watson have each been included in the Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2016 list of leading barristers in Environmental Law, in which a total of 33 barristers were identified as leaders in this field. The analysis from the report

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