News

04 Mar 2016

Ian Thomas provides some insight into the new Sentencing Guidelines for regulatory offences

The new sentencing guidelines came into force on 1 February 2016 for the sentencing of offences relating to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene. Ian Thomas provides some insight into their significance and potential impact. Click here for the full-text of the

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04 Mar 2016

Mukhtiar Singh visits local schools in Kent as part of the Bar Council’s ‘Speak up for Others' Initiative

Mukhtiar Singh spoke at a local secondary school in Kent this week as part of the Bar Council’s ‘Speak Up For Others’ Initiative. This scheme, run by the Bar Council aims to help diversify the bar not least by trying to attract interest from those of less privileged backgrounds. In this talk

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01 Mar 2016

Forensic DNA analysis in light of new technology and security needs

Kristiina Reed is to speak at an international conference in Venice on the legal and regulatory frameworks for the forensic use of DNA technology and its application to national forensic DNA databases. At the conference entitled “Forensic DNA analysis in the light of the new security needs”,

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29 Feb 2016

Planning and POCA: Court orders confiscation of rental profits

Giles Atkinson represented the local authority, the London Borough of Lambeth, in a successful prosecution of a breach of an enforcement notice. The notice that was to have been complied with by February 2009, required the cessation of the use of five unlawfully converted flats at an address in

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29 Feb 2016

Conviction in historic sex abuse case

A manager of a Scout campsite near Chatham has been convicted of the sexual abuse of 3 children which took place over 30 years ago. John O'Higgins prosecuted in this two week trial and the defendant was convicted on 13 out of 14 counts of sexual abuse that were alleged against him. Further

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26 Feb 2016

Nicholas Baldock successfully defends claim in high value road traffic act claim

Nicholas Baldock has successfully defended a timber merchant in a Third Party claim brought in respect of a road traffic catastrophic injury claim. The Defendant haulier (represented by Leading Counsel) from whose lorry a load of timber fell whilst in transit, striking the Claimant's van, sought

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19 Feb 2016

Mark Watson secures withdrawal of £3m confiscation application against company director in waste case

Mark Watson, representing the director of a waste company, has secured the withdrawal of one of the largest confiscation applications ever made by the Environment Agency in a waste crime prosecution. On the basis of alleged waste deposits of in excess of 66,000 tonnes, the Agency had claimed that

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15 Feb 2016

Christopher Badger reviews the European Commission's new legislative proposals on waste

Following changes made to the Circular Economy Package by the European Commission, including revised legislative proposals on waste, Christopher Badger, provides insight into the proposals and evaluates how transformative they are likely to be. To access the full-text of the article click

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10 Feb 2016

Six Pump Court hosts Brazilian Lawyer Camilla Lisboa Martins

Camila Lisboa Martins, is a junior associate at Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados, a boutique law firm in São Paulo, specialising in Antitrust Law, Trade Defence and International Trade Law, Anticorruption Law and Consumer Relations. She is about to join 6 Pump Court on a two week placement as part of

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08 Feb 2016

Thomas Stern secures acquittal for army Major accused of causing death by careless driving

Thomas Stern has secured the acquittal at Salisbury Crown Court for army Major accused of causing death by careless driving. Please see below for news coverage of this case:- BBC News Western Daily Press

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08 Feb 2016

Kutyauripo Killing - Oliver Saxby QC instructed to defend

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to defend the 16 year old charged with the murder of Charles Kutyauripo, who sustained fatal stab wounds at a birthday party at Ashton Playing Fields, Woodford, East London on 9th January 2016. The defendant appeared briefly at the Old Bailey on Friday, when a

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08 Feb 2016

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn secure unanimous convictions in murder trial

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn instructed by the South Eastern Complex Casework Unit of the CPS have secured the conviction of Allison Tomlin and John Barham on a charge of murder following a 7 week trial at Maidstone Crown Court. The mutilated and badly decomposed corpse of John Birney (aged 69) was

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08 Feb 2016

Pascal Bates in prosecutions of two very large energy companies

ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited and UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited have been fined £3 million and £1 million respectively for (quite separate) safety breaches in two cases prosecuted by Pascal Bates. The pair of sentences illustrate the continuing trend firmly to mark offending by very

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04 Feb 2016

Data Protection Day—enforcement of Corporate Crime

In a recent interview for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst explains the area of corporate crime enforcement in light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Click here to access the full-text of this interview This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Corporate

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03 Feb 2016

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert to speak at the RTPI 2016 Planning Law Conference

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert have been invited to speak at the forthcoming 2016 RTPI annual Planning Law Conference. The Conference will take place on 23 June 2016 in London.  

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02 Feb 2016

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 18th March

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 18th March 2016. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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01 Feb 2016

Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore to deliver CPS South East Sex Abuse Seminar

Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore are to give a seminar on the investigation, preparation and presentation of allegations of historical sexual abuse and sex trafficking to the RASSO unit of CPS South East. The seminar will take place on 11th February.

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27 Jan 2016

Best Lawyers UK recognises leading individuals at Six Pump Court Chambers

Best Lawyers was established in the USA in 1983 and describes itself as “the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide”. Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC and William Upton are ranked as Leading Individuals in the new edition of the ‘Best

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18 Jan 2016

Murder Acquittal

Jonathan Cudworth, represented by Oliver Saxby QC, was acquitted of murder on Friday following a 4 week trial, his defence of loss of control having been accepted by the jury. Cudworth had stabbed his Polish wife, Mika, to death at their house near Deal in Kent following an argument one night

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12 Jan 2016

Anatomy of an Impossible Trial for Child Exploitation

Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for one of the defendants. The case involved serious sex/trafficking offences, including engaging an honourable and vulnerable girl in prostitution. The case was complex and involved the use of an

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08 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - looking ahead to 2016

In a further interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger  looks ahead to the likely developments in 2016 in the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the important cases and legislative developments that are likely to shape 2016 and the implications for businesses and

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06 Jan 2016

Acting in historical sex abuse trials: Oliver Saxby QC provides an insight into the challenges involved

In this series of case studies Oliver Saxby QC analyses three very substantial historical sex abuse trials in which he was involved over the last 12 months, each of which ended with successful outcomes: R v Bodnar and others at Canterbury Crown Court, in which he led for the defence; R v Singh and

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06 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - 2015 in review

In an interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger looks at the most significant developments that have affected the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the most significant cases and trends over the last 12 months and assesses the effect these developments have had on his

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05 Jan 2016

BBC Radio 4 interview with David Travers QC on food safety cases

On BBC4's 'You & Yours' programme on Friday 18th December, David Travers QC spoke on the topic of food safety and specifically, how the courts will approach the new sentencing guidelines in food safety cases. The programme also heard from a case study – a man who suffered serious food

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05 Jan 2016

COP and post COP: Climate change law in and after Paris

On Thursday 21st January, Six Pump Court will host an event entitled ‘COP and post COP: Climate change law in and after Paris’. The meeting will offer a reflection on the outcomes of the recent international climate change summit that took place in Paris and will feature a distinguished group

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