News

18 May 2015

Application of Barnwell Manor principles test

Anne Williams has successfully represented the Nicholls Lane Field Action Group in an Inquiry into a refusal by Stafford Borough Council for a residential development in the Moddershall Valley. The Nicholls Lane Field Action Group opposed the development. The Planning Inspector dismissed the

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14 May 2015

David Travers QC to speak at the Royal Society for Public Health Conference

David Travers QC will be speaking at the Royal Society for Public Health Conference on 20 May 2015. At the conference entitled 'Food Poisoning - the challenges and controls', David Travers QC will be discussing the issues surrounding food poisoning and the challenges involved for those working

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11 May 2015

Tom Dunn secures convictions in historic child rape case

Tom Dunn of 6 Pump Court, leading David Dainty of 23 Essex Street, has secured the conviction of a 59 year-old man on 5 counts of historic rape and 6 counts of historic indecent assault following a 4-week trial at Harrow Crown Court. The victim, who was aged just 7 years old when she was first

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11 May 2015

Update on the 2015 UN Climate Change Negotiations

In this briefing paper, Fran Aldson writes on the latest developments in the 2015 UN Climate Change Negotiations and the commitments being drafted by the individual parties. These commitments, known as the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (or INDCs) are currently being prepared by all

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05 May 2015

New Supreme Court ruling in licensing case of Hemmings

On April 29th 2015 the Supreme Court delivered judgment in R (on the application of Hemmings (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council [2015] UKSC 25, in what was a significant case for regulators and the regulated of licensing or other similar regulatory regimes. The full

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05 May 2015

Oliver Saxby QC speaks at YLAL Event

Oliver Saxby QC joined a panel of practitioners that included Karen Todner (of Kaim Todner), Robin Murray (Vice Chair, CCLSA) and Nick Fairweather (of Fairweathers Solicitors) at an event to mark the 10th birthday of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers group. The event took place on 21st April at the

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05 May 2015

Six Pump Court welcomes Gordon Wignall to Chambers

Six Pump Court is very pleased to welcome Gordon Wignall who has joined Chambers. Gordon brings to Chambers a wealth of experience and expertise in regulatory and environmental law with a special interest in areas which are within the scope of EU law. Gordon has a thorough knowledge in varied

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01 May 2015

Ian Thomas speaks at Food Law Conference

Ian Thomas recently spoke at the Food Law Conference 2015 - A Review of the Latest Developments.  In his presentation, Ian spoke on 'Food Labelling and Food Information'. The conference was organised by MBL Seminars and a link to the programme for the event which took place on 21st April is

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30 Apr 2015

Six Pump Court awarded top Consumer Law set and David Travers QC awarded top barrister

Six Pump Court Chambers has been named top Consumer Law set of the Year and David Travers QC, top Consumer Law barrister of the Year in the 2015 Finance Monthly Legal Awards. To view the full list of the Awards click here To view the work of our Consumer Law Team click here To view the

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29 Apr 2015

Food Standards Agency: Food Safety Witness Training Seminar

Mark Watson and Stuart Jessop attended the Food Standard Agency’s Witness Familiarisation Programme on 25th March. As part of the Programme, they trained staff from the FSA, including veterinarian surgeons and expert witnesses, on the process of giving specialist evidence in Food Safety

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28 Apr 2015

Six Pump Court Team in Legal Walk 2015

Six Pump Court will be joining the thousands of other walkers on Monday May 18th as part of the London Legal Walk. Our Team of walkers includes Grant Armstrong, Megan Thomas, Emmaline Lambert, Craig Evans, Nicholas Ostrowski, John Dowlman, Micky Singh, Richard Constable, Ryan Barrow and Bridget

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27 Apr 2015

Ian Whitehust secures acquittal in conspiracy to convert criminal property case

Ian Whitehurst has secured the acquittal of a defendant after a 8 week trial at Burnley Crown Court. The defendant faced allegations of being involved in a conspiracy to convert criminal property relating to the sale of stolen plant machinery valued at £400,000. The prosecution case was that

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27 Apr 2015

Tower Hamlets mayor Luftar Rahman found guilty of illegal and corrupt election practices by Election Court

Richard Mawrey, Election Commissioner, has upheld allegations of corrupt and illegal practices made by four voters against the Tower Hamlets mayor Mr Rahman and councillor Mr Choudhury. The election has been declared void. The offences included voting fraud (double cast votes and votes from

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23 Apr 2015

Eleanor Laws QC to speak at CPS Sexual Offences Training Seminar

Eleanor Laws QC will be speaking at the CPS South East Circuit Accredited Rape and Sexual Offences Training seminar on 30th May. The training session will take place between 10am and 4pm at the Bar Council’s offices in London and will qualify for 5 CPD points. Other speakers include HH

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23 Apr 2015

Oliver Saxby QC and Peter Alcock secure attempted murder acquittal

A jury today acquitted Jordan Barringer of the offence of attempted murder after a 9-day trial. Barringer, a young man with serious learning difficulties who had the assistance of an intermediary at trial, was accused of trying to kill a pizza delivery driver who he had stabbed 6 times, 3 times to

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22 Apr 2015

Eleanor Laws QC and Catherine Donnelly prosecute alleged paedophile ring in latest Operation Pallial case

Eleanor Laws QC and Catherine Donnelly have opened the prosecution this week in the latest of the cases to be brought as part of the Operation Pallial investigation. Operation Pallial is the largest investigation into historic abuse in the UK. It was set up following allegations of historical child

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21 Apr 2015

Nicholas Baldock represents a Costs Lawyer before the Costs Lawyers Standards Board

Nicholas Baldock has represented a Costs Lawyer before the Costs Lawyers Standards Board. The Costs Lawyer faced numerous complaints from a previous employer. The Costs Lawyers Standards Board does not sit often and its rules and procedures raised numerous issues that had to be addressed.

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20 Apr 2015

Stephen Hockman QC to speak at UN Earth Day celebrations

Stephen Hockman QC will be speaking at the UN Earth Day celebrations on 24th April on the need for an International Court for the Environment. Stephen Hockman QC is currently the Honorary President of United Nations Association (London & South East region). He is also Chairman of the

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17 Apr 2015

David Travers QC to address Lawyers in Local Government Weekend School

David Travers QC will address the Annual Dinner of the Local Government Group and Lawyers in Local Government  in the Great Hall of Devonshire House, Exeter as part of the LGG Weekend School. The LGG Weekend School takes place each year and is a training and social event for local government

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13 Apr 2015

Members of Planning Team ranked in Planning Law Survey

Members of Six Pump Court's Planning Team have been ranked highly in the annual Planning Law Survey for 2015. William Upton, Mark Beard and Anne Williams featured in the Top Junior Barrister category. To access the 2015 Planning Law Survey please click here (registration required) To find

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01 Apr 2015

Acquittal in Rape Case

Oliver Saxby QC today secured the acquittal of a 21 year old university student of previous good character who had been standing trial on an allegation of rape. The complainant was a fellow student and the incident giving rise to the allegation had taken place on campus, in university

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01 Apr 2015

Simon Wickens appointed HM Area Coroner for Surrey

We are very proud to announce that Simon Wickens has been appointed H. M. Area Coroner for the Surrey Coroner Area. Simon had been regularly sitting in a part-time capacity as an assistant coroner but now takes up a full-time role and as such, departs Chambers at the beginning of April. His

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30 Mar 2015

Nicholas Baldock gives lecture to leading insurers on chronic pain claims

Nicholas Baldock has given a lecture to leading insurers on chronic pain claims, alongside two leading medical experts. At this lecture for Berrymans Lace Mawer, Nicholas Baldock, together with Dr Rajesh Munglani (consultant in pain medicine) and Dr Michael Spencer (psychiatrist), addressed

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25 Mar 2015

Ian Rees Phillips instructed against “racist” Paris Metro Chelsea fans

Ian Rees Phillips has been instructed by the Metropolitan Police to act on its behalf in the football banning order applications for five football fans accused of racist violence on 17th February 2015 on the Paris Metro on the night of Chelsea FC’s away game against Paris Saint-Germain. The five

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25 Mar 2015

Six Pump Court Vulnerable Witness Seminar

Members of the criminal team today gave a seminar to Kent CPS lawyers and caseworkers on the subject of Vulnerable Witnesses. Introduced by Eleanor Laws QC and Oliver Saxby QC, the speakers included Richard Barraclough QC, Catherine Donnelly, Simon Taylor and Fran Aldson. To read more about

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