News October 2016

31 Oct 2016

Court of Appeal hears first two appeals under new sentencing guideline

On 25th October, Pascal Bates appeared for the respondent (HSE) in the first two appeals heard against sentences for health and safety offending passed under the new Sentencing Council guideline. Kenneth Thelwall, a company director, had been sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment after an

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31 Oct 2016

Mark Harris wins Environment Junior of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Chambers congratulates Mark Harris on winning Environment Junior of the Year at the 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards. The annual Chambers UK Bar Awards were presented at a ceremony in London last week and are based on the extensive research that is undertaken for the 2017 edition of Chambers UK Bar

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31 Oct 2016

Augmenting reality – avoiding criminal liability

In an article for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst considers some of the potential criminal law issues surrounding the development of AR. He explains what it is and how it has been deployed through apps and technology, to track individual locations, record activity and modify versions of reality, recently

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25 Oct 2016

Murder Conviction in Wind in the Willows Trial

Michael Danaher was yesterday convicted of the murder of the rare book dealer Adrian Greenwood and sentenced to Life Imprisonment with a minimum term of 34 years. The case was prosecuted by a team led by Oliver Saxby QC. The jury in the 3-week trial had heard detailed evidence relating to the

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24 Oct 2016

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 11th 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 11th November 2016. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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21 Oct 2016

The Autonomous Consumer and the Dutiful State: A Real Problem or Simply Food for Thought?

David Travers QC will be speaking at a conference entitled The Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada, in Halifax, Nova Scotia next month. David will present a paper called "The Autonomous Consumer and the Dutiful State: A Real Problem or Simply Food for Thought” in the session entitled

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18 Oct 2016

Oliver Saxby QC instructed for Crown in complex inter-generational historical sexual abuse case

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to prosecute the case of A and others, a multi-defendant, multi-complainant historical sex abuse trial involving an indictment alleging 44 counts of Child Cruelty, Rape and Assault spanning a 24-year period. The trial is expected to take place in the Spring of

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18 Oct 2016

National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference 2016

On Tuesday 4th October October, David Travers QC participated in the IOSH National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference 2016. The aim of the Conference was to explore fresh ways to address the most pressing health and safety issues that affect the industry, providing sector

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12 Oct 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Instructed in Pokemon Killing

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to defend John Dickson, one of two men charged with the murder of a man called Carl Gregory. His trial has been fixed for 6th March 2017. Oliver Saxby QC is instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors. Please use the links below for news coverage of the

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12 Oct 2016

Court of Appeal Upholds £3 Million Fine

Pascal Bates appeared before the Court of Appeal on 11 October 2016 successfully to resist (on behalf of HSE) ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited’s attempts to appeal fines totalling £3 million for breaches of offshore regulations on its Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering System. The Court of

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10 Oct 2016

'Wind in the Willows' Murder Trial Continues

The trial of Michael Danaher - charged with the murder of antiquarian book seller Adrian Greenwood - continues at Oxford Crown Court. On Friday, the jury was shown the book the defendant had taken from Adrian Greenwood’s house on Iffley Rd - a first edition of Kenneth Grahame’s 'The Wind in the

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07 Oct 2016

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference - 12 October

Six Pump Court and Kent Law Society present a one day Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference. The content will cover all the important developments in the principal areas of law, practice and procedure over the past 12 months. Speakers include Nicholas Baldock, Mukhtiar Singh, Ian

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05 Oct 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Opens for Crown in Oxford Rare-Bookseller Murder Trial

Oliver Saxby QC, instructed by Thames and Chiltern CPS, opened for the Crown yesterday in the trial of Michael Danaher, a 50-year old man charged with the murder of a rare book-seller called Adrian Greenwood, who lived on his own in Iffley Rd, Oxford. On 6th April 2016 Mr Danaher went to Mr

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05 Oct 2016

Enabler Provisions of the Finance Act

Six Pump Court Chambers and STEP (IOM) Limited will be hosting a seminar for practitioners entitled "Enabler Provisions of the Finance Act" today. This seminar will provide an overview of the Finance Act 2016 and the Enabler Provisions relating to tax avoidance schemes and the civil liability to

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05 Oct 2016

Planning, POCA and PFI - What You Need To Know

We are very sorry but this event has had to be cancelled. Six Pump Court Chambers and BDO (LLP) will present a Legal and Commercial Update Seminar entitled "Planning, POCA and PFI - What You Need To Know" this month in Manchester. The speakers include Ian Whitehurst, Giles Atkinson and Emmaline

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05 Oct 2016

Deliberate Concealment in Planning Enforcement Case

Anne Williams has successfully defended a client against allegations of deliberate concealment in a recent planning enforcement case. The case was brought by the London Borough of Ealing. The case has been reported in Planning Magazine (available online to subscribers). A copy of the Planning

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03 Oct 2016

National Crime Agency Prosecution - Massive Drugs Conspiracy

Ian Whitehurst represented the main defendant in a National Crime Agency prosecution of an Organised Crime Group in the East Midlands which had links to Europe and South America. The defendant was involved in a conspiracy to supply 330 kilos of amphetamine and a conspiracy to launder in excess

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