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17 Nov 2015

The New Sentencing Guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences

Revised sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety were recently published by the Sentencing Council and take effect from the 1st February 2016. David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski have taken a look at the changes, and summarised the main elements of

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13 Nov 2015

Better Case Management: Training and Information Event – 1st December

Six Pump Court is hosting a training event to provide an overview to the changes that will be implemented as a consequence of the ‘Better Case Management Initiative’. The event will also provide a forum to advance the direct duty of engagement between the prosecution and defence. Speakers:

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13 Nov 2015

Case Preview: R (Wang Yam) v Central Criminal Court & Anor

In this article for the UKSC blog, Kristiina Reed previews the case of Regina (Wang Yam) v the Central Criminal Court and her Majesty’s Attorney General which is awaiting judgement in the Supreme Court. In this case the court will determine the issue of whether there a power under the common

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10 Nov 2015

John FitzGerald secures acquittal in attempted murder trial

John Fitzgerald has secured an acquittal in an attempted murder trial. The defendant, a Latvian female of good character, was alleged to have driven at speeds of up to 100mph on a narrow country lane before shouting "we're going to heaven now" and immediately driving into a tree in an attempt to

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09 Nov 2015

David Travers QC to host Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Annual Awards Ceremony

David Travers QC will host the annual awards ceremony of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology at the Savoy, London on Thursday 19th November. David was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology for his work in the sector in 2012. The event will include a lecture

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03 Nov 2015

Richard Barraclough QC instructed in appeal by Dutch haulage company against civil penalty under Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Richard Barraclough QC has been instructed in an important appeal by a Dutch haulage company against a civil penalty imposed by the Secretary of State under the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. He is instructed to lead Simon Clarke of Messrs Cartwright King of Derby in the Court of Appeal in an

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03 Nov 2015

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in ten areas of law in new 2016 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked in ten areas of law in the new 2016 Chambers UK Bar Guide along with set rankings in Environment, Health & Safety and Planning. Furthermore barristers at Six Pump Court received 37 individual rankings across ten practice areas. In addition

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03 Nov 2015

Mark Watson wins Health & Safety Junior of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Chambers congratulates Mark Watson on winning Health & Safety Junior of the Year at the 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards. Mark Watson received the award at the Bar Awards ceremony in London last week. To view Mark Watson’s profile click here

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02 Nov 2015

John FitzGerald and Richard Barraclough QC instructed in Maidstone murder mystery case

John FitzGerald and Richard Barraclough QC have been instructed by Gullands Solicitors in a murder mystery case whereby an unidentified body of a man was found decomposing at his flat in Maidstone. The Crown have narrowed the time of death to a 10 day window in late May / early June 2015 and

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21 Oct 2015

Planning Permission Decision quashed due to apparent bias

Stuart Jessop comments on Kelton v Wiltshire Council [2015] EWHC 2853 (Admin) The grant of planning permission for a residential development, which included affordable housing, had to be quashed by the High Court as tainted by apparent bias where one of the councillors who had voted in favour of

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20 Oct 2015

How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System

Anne Williams will be speaking at a forthcoming White Paper Planning Conference entitled 'How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System'. Anne will lead the session called 'Presumption in Favour: How much weight is being given to the presumption in favour of development'

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20 Oct 2015

Hospitality Sector & Liability for Child Sexual Exploitation: an update

Richard Barraclough QC will be speaking at an event dealing with the risks and liabilities faced by the hospitality sector in circumstances where their property may be used by those engaged in child sexual exploitation crime. In his presentation, Richard will deal with the issues surrounding

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16 Oct 2015

Mock Public Inquiry - Friday 6th 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 6th November 2015. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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16 Oct 2015

Stuart Jessop successfully prosecutes consumer credit business operating without licence

Stuart Jessop has successfully prosecuted two defendants under the Consumer Protection Act for carrying on a consumer credit business without a licence. Both defendants were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court, having already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, for carrying on an illegal

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12 Oct 2015

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand begin Operation Reno defence

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand have begun their defence of James Carragher, the catholic De La Salle Brother charged with sexually abusing 15 young boys in his care at the St Williams Children’s Home near Market Weighton in Yorkshire in the 1970s and 1980s. The trial at Leeds Crown Court is

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08 Oct 2015

Liability and Remedies in Land and Water Contamination Claims : A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year: Liability and Remedies in Contamination Claims (Land and Water): Maximising your Client’s Recovery and Minimising Your Risk Speakers: Richard Barraclough QC, Nicholas Baldock, William Upton,

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06 Oct 2015

Planning Policy Under the New Government – a briefing

At a Westminster Briefing event entitled ‘Planning Policy under the new Government’ on 29th September, William Upton outlined the planning reforms currently underway and the direction of the new government’s planning policy. A copy of the presentation is available available

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05 Oct 2015

POCA in Planning Enforcement seminar

On 29th September 2015, Stuart Jessop and Laura Phillips spoke to delegates at the Royal Town Planning Institute's seminar entitled, 'POCA in Planning Enforcement'. They lectured on the subject of the Proceeds of Crime Act in other disciplines, with Stuart focussing on the potential use of money

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05 Oct 2015

Man found guilty of ordering his wife to kill her family

In this case, a man who had amassed a large collection of firearms and with a history of domestic violence, has been convicted of ordering his wife to kill her family who were living in Hong Kong. He had threatened to kill their son if she failed. Hon Cheong Chu was found guilty on 22 charges at

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02 Oct 2015

Environmental Permit Revocation and Appeals to the Planning Inspectorate: a Case Note

Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for a waste recycling operator. His commentary, provided here concerns the appeal in a case against a revocation notice by the Environment Agency of a waste transfer permit in respect of which the

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01 Oct 2015

Six Pump Court wins Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is proud to have won top set in the Real Estate, Environment & Planning category of the Legal 500 2015 UK Bar Awards. The full list of winners were announced yesterday. Our Planning & Environmental Team profile and full list of members can be viewed here The full list

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28 Sep 2015

Sentencing in latest Operation Pallial case

Eleanor Laws QC and Catherine Donnelly prosecuted the case of Cooke and others over three months earlier this year. The case forms part of Operation Pallial; the ongoing investigation into historic sexual and physical abuse in North Wales Children’s homes. On Friday, five men were sentenced to a

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24 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court shortlisted in three categories in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court is pleased to receive four nominations in three separate categories of the Legal 500 2015 UK Bar Awards. Crime – Silk of the Year – Eleanor Laws QC Real Estate, Environment and Planning – Set of the Year Real Estate, Environment and Planning – Silk of the Year –

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24 Sep 2015

Eleanor Laws QC nominated for Crime Silk of the Year in 2015 UK Bar Awards

Eleanor Laws QC has been nominated for Crime Silk of the Year in both the Chambers UK Bar Awards and Legal 500 UK Bar Awards. The awards recognise the most outstanding achievements in the UK legal sector and are awarded annually based on the opinions of lawyers and research and interviews

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21 Sep 2015

Stephen Hockman QC leads legal delegation to Hong Kong

Stephen Hockman QC as Treasurer of the Middle Temple is leading a group of some 50 practitioners on a visit to Hong Kong this week. Hong Kong remains in part, a common law jurisdiction and joint seminars will be held with the local judiciary and legal profession on topics ranging from the rule

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