News

15 Aug 2018

Manslaughter prosecutions of those involved in supplying drugs and legal highs: an analysis

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies recently prosecuted an individual who sold ‘DNP’ slimming pills over the internet for offences of manslaughter in what has been described as a ‘landmark case’.

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14 Aug 2018

Catherine Donnelly prosecutes owners of dangerous dog that attacked toddler

The owners of a dangerous dog that savaged an 18 month old toddler have pleaded guilty to ownership of the dog and allowing it to become out of control in a public place.

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01 Aug 2018

New book on food law by Ian Thomas

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce the publication of "A Practical Guide to the Law Relating to Food", written by Ian Thomas.

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30 Jul 2018

Sentencing in fire safety offences

In R v Butt EWCA Crim 1617, the Court of Appeal sets out the correct approach to sentencing in fire safety offences.

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24 Jul 2018

Planning Bar 2018-19

Megan Thomas has been elected Secretary of the Planning Environment Local Government Bar Association (“PEBA”).

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18 Jul 2018

Employment Law Conference – Review of the Year 2018

On 5 October 2018, Mukhtiar Singh will be joining other employment law experts and teaming up with MBL at this now well-established event.

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06 Jul 2018

Gross Negligence Manslaughter - Oliver Saxby QC instructed to prosecute

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to prosecute a mother charged over the death of her 12-month old baby, A.

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06 Jul 2018

Nuisance from barbecues

A settlement in the nuisance claim brought by Highbury Fields residents in Highbury Magistrates’ Court over barbecuing in the Fields has been reached.

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05 Jul 2018

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies appear in 'deadly' slimming pills case

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies instructed by Harrow Council successfully prosecuted an individual who sold ‘DNP’ slimming pills over the internet for offences of manslaughter in what has been described as a ‘landmark case’.

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02 Jul 2018

Court of Appeal ruling on the meaning of the term “recovery”

Neal Soil Suppliers Limited & Others v Natural Resources Wales [2017] EWCA Crim 645 involved an appeal arising from a Crown Court ruling in the course of a preparatory hearing in relation to the meaning of the term “recovery”.

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29 Jun 2018

New monthly audio environmental law news podcast

The latest update in our series of monthly environmental law updates (in association with LexisPSL) now comes as a free audio podcast.

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29 Jun 2018

Defendant acquitted following attempt to set partner on fire

In a verdict given today, the defendant was unanimously acquitted following a 5 day trial at Woolwich Crown Court.

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27 Jun 2018

Manslaughter conviction in slimming pills case

Bernard Rebelo was today convicted of placing unsafe food (Dinitrophenol) on the market and unlawful act and gross negligence manslaughter of Eloise Parry.

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22 Jun 2018

Water arbitration case

Charles Morgan is currently instructed in a commercial arbitration in which a trader whose business was affected by sewerage infrastructure works seeks statutory compensation under the Water Industry Act 1991 from the undertaker. The matter has been referred to a Circuit Judge sitting as an

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15 Jun 2018

David Travers QC to speak at the Global Food Law Current Issues Conference

David Travers QC will speak at MSU’s Global Food Law Current Issues Conference next week at Michigan State University’s prestigious College of Food Law.

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13 Jun 2018

Sentence in Oxford sexual abuse trial - Oliver Saxby QC prosecuting

Sentence was passed yesterday following the five and a half month long sexual abuse trial which concluded in late March.

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06 Jun 2018

Regulatory Law Conference 2018 (Birmingham)

Six Pump Court will present a Regulatory Law Conference on 13th July in Birmingham.

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05 Jun 2018

Manslaughter Plea Accepted in Baby Murder Prosecution - 8 Year Sentence Imposed

The Crown last week accepted a young defendant’s plea of guilty to manslaughter, offering no evidence on the alternative count of murder. Oliver Saxby QC was defending.

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29 May 2018

European Commission proposes new measures to tackle e-crime

In an article for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst considers the new proposals set out by the European Commission designed to ‘curtail the space in which terrorists and criminals operate’.

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25 May 2018

Anne Williams to speak at Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law

Anne Williams will be speaking at this weekend's Regulatory Issues in Property Law Conference 2018 hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Property Law (CCPL).

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21 May 2018

Nina Ellin prosecutes two men for the burglary of reality star’s home

Nina Ellin is currently prosecuting two men for the burglary of reality star’s home address.

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18 May 2018

Giles Atkinson represents successful applicant in planning enforcement prosecution

Successful application under POCA section 22 to reconsider available amount following prosecution for breach of planning enforcement notices.

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17 May 2018

Jill Barrett speaks at the 2018 Global Ocean Regime Conference

Jill Barrett is in South Korea participating as an invited speaker in the 2018 Global Ocean Regime Conference.

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15 May 2018

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies prosecute case involving death of woman from slimming pills

On 14th May Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies began the prosecution of three individuals charged with manslaughter.

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09 May 2018

Six Pump Court walking again...

For the third consecutive year, Six Pump Court will be joining the thousands of other walkers as part of the annual London Legal Walk.

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