News

05 Aug 2015

Latest Prosecution in Operation Pallial begins this week

Eleanor Laws QC and Catherine Donnelly will begin the latest prosecution for Operation Pallial this week. The case is listed for preliminary hearing on Friday. Gordon Anglesea is a retired detective superintendent who served with the North Wales Police. He is charged with the sexual abuse of

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05 Aug 2015

New Planning Enforcement book published

Six Pump Court are delighted to announce the publication by Wildy & Co on 31st July of a new book 'Planning Enforcement', written by David Travers QC, Ed Grant, and Emmaline Lambert. The book, which is part of Wildy’s Practice Guide series, is a comprehensive and practical guide to

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05 Aug 2015

Passport Office capitulates in face of imminent judicial review

Pascal Bates has successfully represented on a public access basis four siblings seeking British passports in the face of sustained prevarication and opposition from British passport authorities. (The account given below has been anonymised to protect the clients’ identities, as two of them still

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05 Aug 2015

Southern Water convicted of causing unauthorised water discharge activity

Southern Water were convicted yesterday of causing an unauthorised water discharge activity by allowing untreated sewage effluent to be pumped into the sea. Richard Banwell prosecuted the company on behalf of the Environment Agency at Chichester Crown Court in a trial that lasted 7 days. The

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03 Aug 2015

Pascal Bates prosecutes David Lloyd Leisure for exposing swimming pool users to noxious gas and hospitalising five

David Lloyd Leisure Limited, the well known national chain of over 90 health and leisure clubs was prosecuted by Ipswich Borough Council for an offence contrary to section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 following a release of noxious gas into the pool hall at its Ipswich branch

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31 Jul 2015

John FitzGerald represents defendant who set man on fire after building site dispute

John FitzGerald has represented a defendant who set a colleague on fire following a building site dispute. He was accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The defendant, a family man with no history of offending whatsoever, lost his temper with another building site worker over a petty

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27 Jul 2015

Convictions in Old Bailey Sex Ring Trial

After over 40 hours’ deliberation the jury returned verdicts late on Friday in the major child sexual abuse trial being prosecuted by Oliver Saxby QC, leading Alan Blake from Thames Valley CPS and Patrick Duffy from 23 Essex Street. The trial had taken some 8 weeks or so and had been notable

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22 Jul 2015

Regulatory Notices and Environmental Legislation: Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals: A Seminar (10 September)

Six Pump Court presents the first in a series of four environmental law seminars, Regulatory Notices and Environmental Legislation: Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals This seminar will cover challenges to regulatory notices (under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, Water Resources

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22 Jul 2015

Final costs judgment given by UKSC in Coventry v Lawrence

The long-awaited judgment from the Supreme Court on the lawfulness of CFA and ATE funding arrangements was handed down today.  Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton were joined by Timothy Dutton QC and Ben Williams in representing the appellants on this important point for the funding of civil

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16 Jul 2015

Treatment of VAT in Confiscation Proceedings

In this article for the UKSC blog, Kristiina Reed reviews the case of R v Harvey, currently awaiting judgment in the Supreme Court. Her article discusses how the decision of the Supreme Court will determine the issue of whether VAT either paid or accounted for to HM Revenue and Customs should be

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14 Jul 2015

Genetic Predisposition to Paedophilia and Child Abuse: a case note

In his latest case note, Richard Barraclough QC writes on the issues of paedophilia and child abuse and specifically genetic and family influences. Richard Barraclough QC, who was leading Tanya Robinson for the defence in R v Mitchell, draws on the experiences of the case in which the defendant

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10 Jul 2015

Six Pump Court presents a series of four environmental seminars

Members of the Environmental Team at Six Pump Court will be presenting a series of four seminars covering environmental law and regulation. The topics will include the environmental regulatory regime of the UK and the EU, regulatory notice challenges, contamination claims, waste issues and planning

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09 Jul 2015

Licensed Black Taxi Cabs and Mini Cabs and their treatment in major road redevelopment case

Richard Barraclough QC, as Leading Counsel for the London Taxi Drivers Association, has written a note summarising the main issues that were covered in this recent case dealing with the distinctions between black cabs and mini cabs and their treatment in a major redevelopment in the Tottenham Court

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08 Jul 2015

Retaining DNA and the Supreme Court case of Gaughran

In the lead article of this week’s Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Kristiina Reed discusses the Supreme Court decision in Gaughran (Gaughran (Appellant) v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (Respondent) (Northern Ireland) [2015] UKSC 29. The judgment of the court held

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08 Jul 2015

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand instructed in major sex abuse trial

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand have been instructed to represent James Carragher, a 74 year old man charged with offences of historic sexual abuse at Leeds Crown Court. Mr Carragher is alleged to have sexually abused numerous boys during his time as Head Teacher at the St.Williams Community

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01 Jul 2015

Six Pump Court shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015

Six Pump Court is delighted to be shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015. The shortlist, which was announced today includes two nominations for Six Pump Court. Chambers is shortlisted in the Chambers of the Year – London and also Chambers of the Year –

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29 Jun 2015

David Travers QC speaking at CTSI Conference in plenary session with BBC Radio 4 host

David Travers QC will be speaking in a plenary session of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Conference chaired by Winifred Robinson of BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours with Gillian Guy, the Chief Executive of Citizens Advice. The session is entitled ‘Coming Together to Help the Individual’

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25 Jun 2015

Acquittal in revenge murder case

Richard Barraclough QC and John O'Higgins, instructed by Lahiff & co, have secured an acquittal for the defendant in a revenge killing which involved the execution of a rival drug dealer in Woolwich. This was a three-defendant drugs gang related revenge killing in which the defendants were

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24 Jun 2015

Consumer Law team speaking at the annual CTSI Conference

Members of the Six Pump Court Consumer Law Team will be speaking at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Conference 2015. David Travers QC and Ian Thomas will present a mini-session for conference attendees entitled ‘Product labelling – what information does the consumer really want

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23 Jun 2015

Oliver Saxby QC and Peter Alcock secure rape campaign acquittals

A 21 year old man with learning difficulties has been cleared of allegations of rape and attempted rape. D was alleged to have committed over 150 offences of rape and attempted rape against two family members. D was represented by Oliver Saxby QC and Peter Alcock, instructed by Kent

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19 Jun 2015

Nina Ellin speaking at "Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing" symposium

Nina Ellin will be speaking at the "Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing" symposium held by the Public Policy Exchange on Wednesday 24th June 2015. The event will provide an opportunity for practitioners across the police, social services, health, education and third sector to examine the

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16 Jun 2015

New International Climate Change Blog

Six Pump Court is delighted to announce the launch of its new international climate change blog. Written by Frances Lawson as part of her Pegasus Scholarship in Paris to work on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2015 (UNFCCC) negotiations, it tracks and provides

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16 Jun 2015

POCA and Ancillary Relief Seminar

Ian Whitehurst and Jane Campbell are presenting a seminar entitled 'POCA and Ancillary Relief'. The seminar will focus on the issue of third party rights in confiscation, and the impact ancillary relief proceedings have on POCA. It will provide an overview of third party spousal rights in

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12 Jun 2015

Loan shark fails in appeal against confiscation proceedings

Richard Barraclough QC has successfully led the prosecution in the case of a loan shark who appealed against a confiscation order made against him for £177,000.00. He had argued that his assets and monies were not part of his money lending business and had been accrued by other means. Richard

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10 Jun 2015

Canterbury Crown Court - Open Day and Mock Trials

On Saturday 13th June barristers from Six Pump Court will be participating in mock trials as part of the Open Day at Canterbury’s Combined Court Centre. Members of the public will be able to view the Court and the mock trials which will be taking place throughout the morning (from 10am –

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