News

29 Sep 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Secures Acquittals in Sex Abuse Trial

A 73 year old man has been found not guilty of a string of historical sexual offences, including rape. The man faced 13 counts in all, and was convicted on just 3 counts of 'touching'. The man’s defence involved the careful cross-examination of four vulnerable complainants - all now adults,

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28 Sep 2016

Alcohol Licensing - 2016 Conference

Stuart Jessop spoke at MBL's Alcohol Licensing Conference on 27th September 2016 to delegates from solicitors firms and local authorities. His presentation was on Cumulative Impact Zones and policies. Issues such as 'the scope and effect of such policies' and 'how to approach applications in

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26 Sep 2016

Seminar: Proving or disproving the existence of an implied Trust of Land

Mukhtiar Singh delivered training last week to recently expanded Aletta Shaw solicitors. The training was focused on cases involving cohabiting couples, where at least one party argues that the legal interests do not reflect the beneficial interests. The training is relevant to property, family and

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23 Sep 2016

Emmaline Lambert represents the Health and Safety Executive in prosecution of Crest Nicholson leading to fines of £800,000

Emmaline Lambert represented the HSE in the prosecution of a construction company following a serious accident on the site of a large housing development which left the site foreman with life-threatening injuries. The foreman had been hit by a large mortar carrier and was subsequently pulled under

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20 Sep 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are pleased to announce that barristers at Six Pump Court Chambers have been shortlisted in the following categories for the Chambers Bar Awards 2016:- Environment/Planning:         Junior of the Year      Mark Harris Health &

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20 Sep 2016

Anne Williams successfully defends council’s decision on housing policy

Anne Williams has successfully defended a decision of Arun District Council to refuse planning permission for 100 dwellings in the area of St Mary’s, Yapton. The Secretary of State’s decision of 13th September 2016 dismissed an appeal for the new housing, contrary to the Inspector’s

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16 Sep 2016

Telling the truth about food - 5 Oct 2016

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Kindly sponsored by Mick Antoniw AM, Counsel General for Wales and the University of South Wales – BARC. Part of the “Taking Responsibility” series of lectures organised by the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (“BARC”)

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15 Sep 2016

Six Pump Court moves up to Tier 3 in Crime in Legal 500 (2016) rankings

Six Pump Court is pleased to have moved up to Tier 3 in the Criminal UK Bar rankings published by the Legal 500 yesterday. This reflects the growing strength of our Criminal Law Team and the breadth of our practice and mix of senior and junior barristers in the Team. Furthermore, four additional

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14 Sep 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Tier 1 in Environmental Law in Legal 500 (2016)

Six Pump Court is pleased to be ranked a Tier 1 set in Environmental Law and to be ranked as a set in five areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) which was published today. Overall, Six Pump Court’s barristers are now recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) overall with 60

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09 Sep 2016

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn begin murder trial at Maidstone Crown Court

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn, instructed on behalf of the prosecution by the South Eastern Complex Case Work Unit of the CPS, have begun the trial of Mark Love at Maidstone Crown Court in relation to charges of murder and aggravated burglary. The prosecution's case is that Mr Love was part of a

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07 Sep 2016

Frances Lawson awarded Paris Bar Exchange Scholarship 2016

Six Pump Court is delighted to announce that Frances Lawson has been awarded a Paris Bar Exchange Scholarship 2016. The scholarship, administered by Inner Temple on behalf of the Pegasus Scholarship Trust, will see Frances spend the month of September on placement in Paris, gaining insight into the

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05 Sep 2016

David Travers QC to speak at IBA Annual Conference in Washington

The annual International Bar Association Conference will be held in Washington this month. It is the premier event of the international legal circuit and attracts many representatives of the international legal and commercial sectors. David Travers QC will be speaking on product recalls in a

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30 Aug 2016

Corner cutting landlord jailed for fire safety breaches when prosecuted by Pascal Bates

A Grimsby and Cleethorpes landlord, Keith Newsum, with a portfolio of about 20 properties, has been jailed for five months for fire safety breaches after a fire swept through two terraced houses which he had joined together and laid out as ten or more bedsits for occupation by housing benefits

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30 Aug 2016

Anne Williams appointed to the Lexis PSL Planning editorial board

Anne Williams has been appointed to the Lexis PSL Planning editorial board. Along with other experts in planning law she will advise on the Lexis PSL Planning service and be involved in selecting future topics, plans and strategy for the product. To view more on the Lexis PSL planning product

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30 Aug 2016

Company fined over £100,000 for food safety and hygiene offences

Birmingham Crown Court imposed a total fine of £105,000 on a major corporation with an annual turnover of £1.6 billion on 19 August 2016 for three breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013. Richard Barraclough QC prosecuted the case for Birmingham City Council and David

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15 Aug 2016

Richard Barraclough QC defends teacher against allegations of historic child sex offences from 1990’s

Richard Barraclough QC, leading Stephen Betts, has just finished the defence of a teacher before the National College for Teaching and Leadership, charged with matters of the nature of historic sex arising mainly from a school trip in 1998. The College, basing its decision on the civil standard

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09 Aug 2016

Clandestine entrants into the UK and the transportation industry - significant Appeal Court judgment

In a ruling handed down last month, the Court of Appeal made an important judgment on the law relating to civil penalties and clandestine entrants to the UK. Bolle Transport BV and Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 783 involved an appeal against a civil penalty imposed

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03 Aug 2016

Teenagers prosecuted for rape and sexual assault of 'comatose' victim

Nina Ellin has prosecuted a trial which resulted in the conviction of a young man for rape and another for sexual assault. The facts were significant because the actual incident was filmed on the victim's friend's phone, as her friend came into the room and caught them in the act. The victim

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01 Aug 2016

Nina Ellin prosecutes two men for smuggling 18 Albanians into UK

Nina Ellin has prosecuted two men in a case which concerned the smuggling of 18 Albanians into the UK. The two men attempted to smuggle the Albanians, including two children, into the UK on an inflatable boat in May this year. They had to be rescued when the boat began to take on water just off the

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29 Jul 2016

Removal of premises licence for business employing illegal worker

Ian Whitehurst, acting on behalf of a multi-agency investigation unit, has secured the removal of the premises licence for a business involved in employing an illegal worker. The retailer, based in Liverpool, had been targeted by Merseyside Police, Liverpool council and immigration services as

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27 Jul 2016

BHA Catering Guide to Good Hygiene Practice Launched

The British Hospitality Association's Catering Guide to Good Hygiene Practice had its official launch this month at an event in London . Chaired by David Travers QC, the event was attended by over 150 food and hygiene experts.  Click here for more. David Travers QC commented  “I was

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25 Jul 2016

Nicholas Baldock secures significant damages for soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Nicholas Baldock has secured a six figure damages sum on behalf of a soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2012. Nicholas Baldock negotiated a large settlement for the soldier who sustained injuries when he came under fire and took evading action; the soldier had been sent out on patrol

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18 Jul 2016

Enforcement of Environmental Law - Conference for Solicitors

On Monday 18th July 2016, Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger will be among the speakers at a conference on the enforcement of environmental law, to be held for the benefit of the City of London Solicitors’ Society at the offices of Slaughter and May. The topics to be

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18 Jul 2016

Members act in West Coast Railway safety failings case

In a case brought by the Office of Road and Rail (ORR), West Coast Railway Company Limited and one of their steam train drivers have been prosecuted following a near miss at a busy main line railway junction at Royal Wooton Bassett after a Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD). The incident was a

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14 Jul 2016

Craig Evans successfully defends man accused of wounding with intent

Craig Evans has successfully defended Haval Whab at Maidstone Crown Court who was acquitted yesterday after trial of wounding with intent and wounding in the alternative. The prosecution case was that at a Christmas celebration at the Tara Restaurant, Chatham, the defendant struck the

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