News

06 Oct 2014

Relief from Sanctions in the Employment Tribunal

In his latest article, Mukhtiar Singh explores the relevance of the Civil Procedure Rules when considering relief from sanctions in Employment Tribunal proceedings. A copy of the article can be found here

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03 Oct 2014

William Upton wins Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014

Six Pump Court congratulates William Upton who has been awarded Environment/Planning Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014. A full list of all of the winners and nominees will be available here.

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02 Oct 2014

Six Pump Court recommended in nine areas of law in the Legal 500 (2014)

The Legal 500 (2014) was published this week and Six Pump Court has been recommended in 9 areas of law with 38 individual recommendations. This year there were 6 additional recommendations and, as well as existing set rankings, Chambers was additionally recommended in Family Law. The nine areas

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02 Oct 2014

Six Pump Court shortlisted for two awards in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2014

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards for The Legal 500 UK Awards 2014. The nominations are:- Chambers of the year: Real Estate, Environment and Planning Team of the year: Clerking/Practice Management (UK-wide) A complete list of the nominations is available

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29 Sep 2014

BitCoin: A Cyber Bubble Ready To Burst

Ian Whitehurst discusses the underlying issues in the debate facing digital policing, regulation and enforcement in the 21st Century. In his article entitled "BitCoin: A Cyber Bubble Ready to Burst", Ian argues that the way in which the challenges of BitCoin as a digital concept are dealt with,

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25 Sep 2014

Megan Thomas in First Environmental Damage Public Inquiry

Megan Thomas has represented Severn Trent Water Ltd at the first appeal ever to be heard under the Environmental Damage (Prevention & Remediation) Regulations 2009. These regulations enable the Environment Agency to hold an operator liable for environmental damage after a pollution

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24 Sep 2014

Anne Williams acting for local authority in a major mixed use redevelopment case

Anne Williams is acting for the Royal Borough of Kingston council in a major mixed use redevelopment case which includes 200 student bedrooms. Amongst those issues that are dealt with by the case are those of public realm contributions and amenity issues. The case is expected to last one

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23 Sep 2014

Anne Williams acting for local authority in a major mixed use redevelopment case

Anne Williams is acting for the Royal Borough of Kingston council in a major mixed use redevelopment case which includes 200 student bedrooms. Amongst those issues that are dealt with by the case are those of public realm contributions and amenity issues. The case is expected to last one week.

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17 Sep 2014

"Self-employed" construction worker was an employee

Mukhtiar Singh has successfully argued on behalf of a Claimant that despite a written contract identifying the Claimant as self-employed, the reality of the relationship was that of a contract of employment. As such, the Claimant could bring a claim for unfair dismissal; wrongful dismissal;

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11 Sep 2014

Kent Law Society in association with Six Pump Court present Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference

Kent Law Society together with Six Pump Court are hosting the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference which will take place on 8th October in Rochester. This Conference will cover all of the important developments in the principal areas of law, practice and procedure over the last

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08 Sep 2014

Oliver Saxby QC and Simon Wickens commence their defence of Adam Green

Oliver Saxby QC and Simon Wickens, instructed by Takk and Co, begin their defence of Adam Green today. Green is charged with two counts of attempted murder, the Crown alleging that he was responsible for a revenge drive-by shooting in Gillingham in 2012. 

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27 Aug 2014

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for awards in four separate categories by the Chambers UK Bar Awards this year including Set of the Year in Health & Safety (winners of this Award previously in 2013). Our nominations for the 2014 Awards are as follows:- Health & Safety

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26 Aug 2014

Eleanor Laws QC appears on BBC's Newsnight

Eleanor Laws QC appeared on Newsnight last week discussing anonymity for defendants in sex cases. In the programme, broadcast on 15th August, Eleanor Laws QC and other commentators including Jill Saward, joined in the debate about anonymity for defendants in sexual abuse cases. In addition,

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18 Aug 2014

Tom Dunn secures the acquittal of James Woodland  in knife point  rape case following  6 day trial at Canterbury Crown Court

Tom Dunn, instructed by Bond Joseph, has secured the acquittal of James Woodland on three counts of raping his ex partner during their 16 month relationship. In December 2013, in what the prosecution described as a terrifying ordeal,  the Complainant was repeatedly assaulted, and cut with a

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11 Aug 2014

Oliver Saxby QC instructed for defence in clingfilm death case

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to defend David Connor, one of two men charged with the 'gross-negligence manslaughter' of a man found wrapped in clingfilm. The trial is fixed to commence on 1st December 2014. News coverage of the case can be found using the links below:- The Mirror The

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11 Aug 2014

Costs uplifts and landlords' liability in nuisance: Coventry v Lawrence (No.2)

The Supreme Court has ruled on the consequential issues arising from its earlier judgment. Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton continue to represent the appellants in this landmark nuisance case. LexisNexis has recently published an article (available using the link below) by William Upton

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07 Aug 2014

Grant Armstrong represents father in combined habitual residence and contempt case

Grant Armstrong has successfully represented a father in contempt proceedings arising in a long running habitual residence case where a child had been left with paternal relatives abroad. The case is significant in relation to the correct procedures for hearing contempt and because it gives

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06 Aug 2014

Six Pump Court welcomes new family tenant Dinah Loeb

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Dinah Loeb who joins Chambers. Dinah specialises in family and civil litigation with particular expertise in financial remedies and Children Act work; both public and private. She joins us from August 2014. Dinah was called to the bar in 2004 and has over 20

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28 Jul 2014

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies host seminar at MWAI Architects on recent changes to the planning regime

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies hosted a seminar at MWAI Architects this month in which they spoke about the recent changes to the planning appeals system. The seminars, the latest of which was hosted by MWAI Architects (and also attended by consultants involved in the planning industry

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24 Jul 2014

Oliver Saxby QC's defence of Michael Mankelow begins

The trial of Michael Mankelow, a 58 year old man charged with attempting to murder a policeman, started on Monday.. Oliver Saxby QC is defending.  The case is expected to last 2 weeks. Click here for recent news report.

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23 Jul 2014

Tom Dunn successfully prosecutes British kick boxing champion for drug smuggling

Tom Dunn has prosecuted the sentence of Paul Mitchelson, the British WRSA super heavy weight title holder, for attempting to smuggle in excess of £2 million worth of drugs into the United Kingdom. Mr Mitchelson was stopped on 28 May 2014 driving a leased VW van. Concealed within the panels of

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09 Jul 2014

Eleanor Laws QC and Thomas Stern conclude their defence of a Lithuanian national tried for the murder and wounding of two Italian men

The trial of four Lithuanians accused of the murder of a young Italian man and the wounding of his friend has concluded at Maidstone Crown Court. Eleanor Laws QC and Thomas Stern were defending. The first three defendants, Alexandras Zuravliovas, Linas Zidonis and Saulius Tamoliunas, were

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03 Jul 2014

Tom Dunn successfully prosecutes in case involving child prostitution and grooming of victims

Tom Dunn, instructed by RASSO Kent, has prosecuted the sentence of Aaron Honey at Guildford Crown Court. Mr Honey pleaded guilty to each of the 24 counts he faced variously alleging inciting child prostitution, inciting sexual activity with a child, blackmail, and possessing and distributing

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19 Jun 2014

Oliver Saxby QC and Chris Badger speak at The Emirates

Oliver Saxby QC and Chris Badger are speaking today at the SJ Live Conference at The Emirates Stadium, Arsenal on Corporate and Regulatory offending. Contact 6 Pump Court for their notes.

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13 Jun 2014

Six Pump Court pupils runners-up in mooting competition

In very close-run final, Fran Aldson and Eamonn-Hurley Flynn, pupils at Six Pump Court, finished runners-up in the annual Lord Slynn of Hadley Mooting Competition, organised by the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association (UKELA). The finals were held at Kings College London on Wednesday, 11

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