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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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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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