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13 May 2016

Mukhtiar Singh speaks at The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Conference

Yesterday Mukhtiar Singh spoke at the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Conference 2016. His talk on the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and RIPA covered the impact of judicial oversight to the application process and provided “excellent” practical guidance on approval applications

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09 May 2016

David Travers QC to chair BARC workshop at the Palace of Westminster

David Travers QC has been invited to chair a workshop hosted by Jo Stevens MP, Shadow Justice Minister & Shadow Solicitor General, and organised by the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC) at the Palace of Westminster. The workshop will address the likely impact of the

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03 May 2016

Children of Prisoners: Orphans of Justice?

Kristiina Reed’s article “Children of prisoners: ‘orphans of justice’?" is referenced in a recent article on Halsbury's Law Exchange entitled "The children of parents in prison: who cares?" The article  discusses the rights of the child in the context of parental imprisonment. Kristiina

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03 May 2016

Court moves to sentence in torture case

Tom Dunn has prosecuted the sentence of Aaron Rickets and Alando McNeish on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The prosecution’s case was that the defendants walked into their victim’s house uninvited and accused him of stealing from them. They ordered him to strip naked

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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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29 Mar 2016

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in Planning Law Survey 2016

Members of Six Pump Court have been included in the rankings published in the Planning Law Survey 2016. Anne Williams and Mark Beard have been ranked in the list of top rated planning juniors and Nicholas Ostrowski has been ranked for the first time in the list of the highest rated planning

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22 Mar 2016

David Travers QC to chair annual Food Law Conference

David Travers QC will chair the forthcoming MBL Food Law Conference which will take place this year on 23rd May in London. The event, entitled ‘Food Law Conference 2016: The Hot Topics and Latest Developments', will focus on an updated range of topical and difficult areas that will appeal to both

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16 Mar 2016

Stephen Hockman QC to chair forthcoming seminar - ‘Paris and Beyond’

On Monday 21st March Stephen Hockman QC will chair a seminar hosted by UKELA and GLS Environment entitled ‘Paris and Beyond’. This evening seminar will provide analysis of the 2015 UN Climate Conference in Paris and the implications of the agreement for UK practitioners. The seminar will

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15 Mar 2016

Six Pump Court hosts Health & Safety Prosecutions seminar for LBLA practitioners

On Monday, Six Pump Court Chambers hosted a seminar for London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA) practitioners on ‘Health and Safety Prosecutions’. At this event, attended by local authorities within the LBLA network, Ian Thomas, David Hercock and Stuart Jessop, all members of the Six Pump

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14 Mar 2016

Oliver Saxby QC’s Sex Exploitation Trial Continues at Old Bailey

The case of a 36 year old man facing allegations of rape and sexual activity allegedly committed against a young and vulnerable 13-14 year old, back in 2007/2008, is entering its third week. Oliver Saxby QC is leading for the Crown. The complainant gave her evidence over the course of 2

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07 Mar 2016

Implications of the United Kingdom Leaving the European Union on Climate Change and Energy Law

In a paper on behalf of the Climate Change and Energy Working Party, UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), Stephen Hockman QC and Benjamin Haseldine chart the possible implications of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union on climate change and energy law.  Although the evaluation is

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07 Mar 2016

David Travers QC to speak at forthcoming Food Law in Practice Conference

David Travers QC will speak at The Institute for Food Safety Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) Food Law in Practice Conference later this month. The new Guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences came into force on the 1st February 2016. This

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