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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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14 Jul 2016

Stunt boss pleads guilty to health and safety offences

A stunt boss represented by Tanya Robinson and prosecuted by Mark Watson has pleaded guilty to health and safety offences.  For press coverage of the case see below:- The Mirror Kent Online    

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13 Jul 2016

Oliver Saxby QC defends Anthony Ayres

The trial of Anthony Ayres started in front of Mrs Justice McGowan at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday. Mr Ayres is alleged to have brutally attacked an acquaintance called Kelly Pearce at a friend’s address in Canvey Island in November 2015. The jury have been told that Mr Ayres was on life

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05 Jul 2016

Major Launch of New Industry Food Hygiene Guide

David Travers QC will chair an event to launch the publication of the long-awaited Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Catering 2016 on 11th July 2016 at the RAF Club in London. Catherine Brown the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency and Dr Lisa Ackerley will be speaking, and David

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05 Jul 2016

Criminal Law Seminar - Making the Digital Case System Work

On Thursday 21st July, the Criminal Law Team at Six Pump Court Chambers will host a seminar entitled 'Making the Digital Case System Work' at which they will discuss the progress and use of the DCS for criminal law practitioners. The event is free to attend and will take place at our Annexe in

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04 Jul 2016

Wrestling Move Murder Trial Continues

The trial of three brothers charged with the murder of a vulnerable woman who they performed WWE wrestling manoeuvres on over an alleged 7-hour period continues. Oliver Saxby QC, instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors and leading Sara Haroon, is representing the first defendant, Joshua Knight. The

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29 Jun 2016

Pension Fund Managers Legal Duties and Climate Risk

Frances Lawson will speak at a seminar next week organised jointly between ClientEarth and ShareAction entitled Clarifying Legal Duties – the implications for pensions and climate risk. The event is being held to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Law Commission’s 2014 review,

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27 Jun 2016

Trademarks and Copyright Offences case brought by Local Authority

In a recent regulatory case, Ian Whitehurst represented a medium-size retailer in a prosecution brought by a trading standards department in relation to trade marks and copyright offences. The Local Authority sought a confiscation order against the director and the company in excess of

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23 Jun 2016

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert speaking at RTPI 2016 Planning Law Update Conference

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert of Six Pump Court Chambers' Planning Team will be speaking at today's 2016 RTPI Planning Law Update Conference. This one-day conference will provide a thorough,  examination of the key legal issues and will try to help delegates to navigate the labyrinth of

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22 Jun 2016

Environmental Law Masterclass Seminars

Six Pump Court continues our series of environmental law seminars with two  ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Wednesday 29th June 2016 Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’ Topics and Brexit/Remain Reaction (2 CPD points) *PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT

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22 Jun 2016

Tom Dunn secures acquittals in Operation Silverton following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court

Tom Dunn, instructed by Paul Lahiff & Co., has secured the acquittal of Raymond Duigan on charges of conspiracy to rob and false imprisonment following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court. The prosecution case was that the defendants, dressed as police officers and equipped with fake

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