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17 Mar 2015

Ian Whitehurst instructed in £117 million confiscation case arising from large-scale drugs conspiracy

Ian Whitehurst has been instructed by the defence in a £117 million confiscation case arising from a large-scale drugs conspiracy. The confiscation case arises from a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in the north west & south west of England. The defendant is a key defendant in the case

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16 Mar 2015

Narrowboat owner prosecuted by the Environment Agency

Fran Aldson has prosecuted, on behalf of the Environment Agency, the owner of a narrowboat based on the River Nene in Cambridgeshire. The boat owner was found guilty of failing to register his vessel with the Environment Agency. The owner would have been liable for annual charges set by the

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12 Mar 2015

Mock Inquiry - 20th March - last few places available

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 20th March 2015. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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12 Mar 2015

Acquittal in Massive Drugs Importation

Andrew Espley represented Hendrik Dekker a Dutch lorry driver accused of importing £14m worth of class A drugs Mr Dekker was acquitted by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court after a two week trial. Click here for media coverage of the case.

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11 Mar 2015

New sentencing guidelines for food safety offences

In a recent article entitled "Food Safety Offences Fines Set to Soar", David Travers QC reviews the proposed new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council for food safety offences. The proposals, which form part of the wider consultation "Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and

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10 Mar 2015

Acquittals in Kent Sex Trafficking Case

Following defence submissions led by Oliver Saxby QC and Peter Alcock on behalf of the first defendant Roman Bodnar at the close of the Crown’s case, the jury were yesterday directed by the trial judge to acquit all five defendants on all charges. Bodnar had faced multiple allegations of rape,

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06 Mar 2015

Anatomy of a trial for manslaughter at sea: P&O ferry Pride of Bilbao disaster

This highly detailed article written by Richard Barraclough QC and published in the Journal of International Maritime Law, covers the trial in the case that followed the tragic presumed collision of the Pride of Bilbao ferry with a yacht, the Ouzo, leading to the death of all three yachtsmen.

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05 Mar 2015

Nicholas Baldock settles employer's liability brain injury case

Nicholas Baldock has settled a serious employer's liability brain injury case for £1.4 million which follows a previous finding of 60% contributory negligence. The Claimant had fallen from scaffolding and suffered serious brain injury which resulted in cognitive deficits and ongoing

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04 Mar 2015

Mark Watson to present UKELA Environmental Offences seminar

Mark Watson of Six Pump Court is to provide an update on Environmental Offences, Sentencing Guidelines and the Proceeds of Crime at a forthcoming UKELA Seminar to be held on 10th March in Cambridge. For further details and to book click here

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03 Mar 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2015

Six Pump Court’s environmental law barristers have been recognised in the latest Who’s Who Legal which provides an analysis of the leading barristers and sets in the UK. In the Environment section of the guide, the following Six Pump Court barristers are included:- Stephen Hockman QC...

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03 Mar 2015

Planning for Conveyancers – a webinar

On 4th March, Anne Williams and Laura Phillips will present a webinar entitled ‘Planning for Conveyancers’ as part of the LexisNexis series of webinars online. The session which will be a practical introduction for conveyancers to the main concepts in planning law will cover planning

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02 Mar 2015

New Sentencing Guidelines for Regulatory Offences – opinions from the legal experts

Stephen Hockman QC and David Travers QC were amongst those who were asked to express a view on the proposed new guidelines in Safety and Health Practitioner, the official magazine of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). In the March edition of SHP Online’s magazine in a

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25 Feb 2015

Eleanor Laws QC contributes to new Victims’ Taskforce Report

In a report published this month, the Victims’ Taskforce, led by Sir Keir Starmer QC and Doreen Lawrence has produced its “Recommendations on a Victims’ Law”. The report calls for a transformation in the way the police, prosecution services and courts deal with victims and witnesses. It has

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25 Feb 2015

David Travers QC named Food Law UK Barrister of the Year

David Travers QC has been named Food Law UK Barrister of the Year in the latest annual Lawyer of the Year Awards by Corporate LiveWire. In his profile provided as part of the Awards brochure, Corporate LiveWire write, "He has a reputation for having the skills to address complex scientific and

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24 Feb 2015

Transboundary environmental impact assessment and risk

In a new article shortly to be published in the journal, Environmental Law and Management, Fran Aldson analyses the Court of Appeal's recent judgment in R (on the application of An Taisce) (The National Trust for Ireland) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2014] EWCA Civ

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23 Feb 2015

Professor Jane Holder joins Six Pump Court

Six Pump Court are pleased to announce that Professor Jane Holder, Professor of Environmental Law at University College London joins as an Associate member of Chambers. Jane’s involvement in the area of environmental law is extensive and she brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge in this

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20 Feb 2015

Family Drug and Alcohol Courts to be extended across the South East

In an article published on our new Family Law Resources page, Kristiina Reed writes on the new Family Drug and Alcohol Courts (FDAC) which are to be extended to cover Kent and Medway and East Sussex. In her article, Kristiina comments on the operation of the Family Drug and Alcohol Courts and

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18 Feb 2015

John O'Higgins prosecutes mother accused of killing son by administering her prescribed morphine

John O'Higgins is prosecuting in a case where a mother is accused of killing her son by administering her prescribed morphine to him, whilst he was drunk. The medicine was her own prescribed pain relief medicine, oramorph and she gave her son shots of the drug by squirting a syringe, containing the

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16 Feb 2015

Kristiina Reed to speak at Forensics Europe Expo 2015

Kristiina Reed is invited to give a lecture at the forthcoming Forensics Europe Expo 2015 Conference. Her lecture is entitled ‘The Expert Witness in Court’ and will outline the key issues concerning expert evidence in court. The Conference which will take place from 21st -22nd April 2015

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11 Feb 2015

John O'Higgins and Simon Taylor appear in Gillingham Football Club Rape Case

John O'Higgins prosecutes and Simon Taylor defends in the case of the former professional footballer, Nathan Nyafli, who is accused of raping a female in the penthouse apartment owned by the chairman of Gillingham Football Club in May of last year. The case is expected to last 5 days. Read

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09 Feb 2015

Costs and Human Rights

The third hearing in Coventry v Lawrence on the potential incompatibility of the costs regime with human rights is due to be heard on 9, 10 and 11 February 2015 in the Supreme Court , and will convene as a court of seven justices. Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton continue to act for Ms

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06 Feb 2015

Mock Public Inquiry - Friday 20th March

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 20th March 2015. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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04 Feb 2015

Fran Aldson awarded Pegasus scholarship for advisory work on UN Climate Change Convention

We are delighted to announce that Fran Aldson has been awarded an international scholarship by the Pegasus Scholarships Trust. Fran will spend 3 months in Paris assisting a leading climate change lawyer, Matthieu Wemaere, who has an office in Paris with FoleyHoag LLP. Fran's work will involve

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02 Feb 2015

Kristiina Reed joins Six Pump Court

Kristiina Reed joins Six Pump Court following successful completion of pupillage in Chambers. Kristiina has a mixed common law practice with particular expertise in criminal litigation, regulatory crime and family law proceedings. She continues to build on her already considerable expertise in

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27 Jan 2015

Nicholas Ostrowski appointed to the Attorney General's C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown

Six Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Nicholas Ostrowski has been successful in his application to join the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. He will be a member of the Panel from March 2015 to August 2020.

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