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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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30 Sep 2016

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn secure conviction of Mark Love on charges of murder and aggravated burglary

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn, instructed by the South Eastern Complex Case Work Unit of the CPS, have secured the conviction of Mark Love on charges of murder and aggravated burglary. In relation to the aggravated burglary the prosecution’s case was that Mark Love was one of 4 masked men who

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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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