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18 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court Chambers barristers, Eleanor Laws QC, Mark Watson and Christopher Badger have been shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards. The nominations which were announced yesterday include:-   Crime: Silk of the Year - Eleanor Laws QC Environment/Planning: Junior of

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17 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015)

Six Pump Court is recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015) with 50 individual recommendations. This year there were twelve additional recommendations and, as well as existing set rankings, Chambers was also additionally ranked as a Set in Crime. The twelve areas of law members

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10 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court and UKELA present a seminar on Criminal Enforcement by Regulators

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year. This forthcoming seminar is being held in association with UKELA Topical Issues in Criminal Enforcement by Regulators: Current Issues Speakers: Christopher Badger, Richard Banwell, Mark

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08 Sep 2015

Sentence in Old Bailey Sex Ring Trial

The six men convicted of various sex offences committed in the Aylesbury area from 2006-2010 were sentenced to a total of 82 and a half years today at the Old Bailey. They had been convicted in July following a lengthy trial at which the two complainants had given evidence live in court over the

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07 Sep 2015

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference – 6th October

Six Pump Court Chambers and Kent Law Society are delighted to present this one day Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Update. This timely and comprehensive conference will cover all of the important developments in the principal areas of law, practice and procedure over the last 12

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04 Sep 2015

David Travers QC to speak at the Food Law Group's 25th anniversary dinner

David Travers QC will speak at the forthcoming dinner being held to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Food Law Group to be held at the Reform Club. The event will take place on Friday 11th September and will be hosted by Mr Richard Kingham, a long-standing member of the Food Law Group. To

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01 Sep 2015

Kristiina Reed to speak at the International Society of Forensic Genetics Congress

Kristiina Reed is to present a lecture entitled ‘Forensic DNA: Legal and Regulatory Landscapes’ during the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Forensic Genetics workshop at the 26th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics in Krakow, August 31st - September 5, 2015.The aims of

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27 Aug 2015

Oliver Saxby QC secures acquittals in ‘builder’ attempted murder trial

The jury yesterday acquitted Jenny Turrell of wounding with intent - she having earlier been cleared of attempted murder at the close of the Crown’s case. The Crown alleged that she and her co-defendant (and husband), Robert Symons, had attacked a man called Jeff King in the street, causing

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24 Aug 2015

Emmaline Lambert represents the London Borough of Hackney in confiscation order case

Emmaline Lambert has represented the London Borough of Hackney and secured a confiscation order in the amount of £700,000 against an individual following convictions for breach of an enforcement notice. The defendant had built a block of flats containing 34 flats. Planning permission had been

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24 Aug 2015

Tom Dunn secures convictions in torture case

Tom Dunn has secured the conviction of Alando McNeish following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court on a charge of inflicting GBH with intent. The prosecution’s case was that Mr McNeish, along with three others, walked into the victim’s house uninvited and accused him of stealing from them.

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13 Aug 2015

Ian Thomas to speak at the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures

Ian Thomas will speak at the keynote forum of the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures taking place between 17th and 19th August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel near the National Exhibition Centre. Ian will Chair sessions during the conference and will

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12 Aug 2015

Financial remedy proceedings and variation of undertakings in final orders

Stephen Hockman QC and Jane Campbell appeared for the appellate wife in a case concerning the variation of undertakings in final orders in financial remedy proceedings. The Court held that whilst undertakings can be varied they cannot be varied so as to revisit the primary territory of the

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10 Aug 2015

The Liability of Hotel Operators in child abuse and exploitation cases

Richard Barraclough QC has written a paper which deals with the liability of hotel operators in areas where high levels of sexual exploitation of young people can lead to their misuse and their involvement in crimes against vulnerable people. In the article Richard Barraclough QC discusses the

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07 Aug 2015

Enforcement against moorings

The Broads Authority’s enforcement action against the unlawful use of an old boatyard basin for private mooring has been upheld in the Planning Court, [2015] EWHC 2368 (Admin). The case emphasises the difficulty of interpreting old planning permissions, and considers the question of

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07 Aug 2015

Cold Calling - David Travers QC speaks to BBC Radio 4

David Travers QC was interviewed on Radio 4's 'You & Yours' programme yesterday on Cold Calling. In the interview he discussed the case for banning cold calling entirely, after the scandals involving both commercial organisations and charities. David raised the argument that consideration

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06 Aug 2015

Acquittal in Murder Trial of Drug Dealer

On 5th August the trial (which lasted almost two months) of Clive Mundoma came to an end with his acquittal for murder. The case involved a drugs deal which went wrong. The supplier was stabbed to death after he provided a smaller quantity of drugs than expected. The three defendants were

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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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