News

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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13 Jun 2014

Jane Campbell writes on the issues surrounding maternal drinking and parental capacity

Jane Campbell has written an article in the June issue of Family Law, which discusses the relationship between alcohol and it's effect on parenting in mothers. Together with Sally Marlow and Colin Drummond of the Alcohol Research Section at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, she

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12 Jun 2014

Richard Barraclough QC and Emmaline Lambert successfully represent the London Borough of Newham in High Court planning enforcement case

Richard Barraclough QC and Emmaline Lambert have successfully represented the London Borough of Newham in the High Court in a planning enforcement case that started in 2010. The judgment in Sanger and Sanger v London Borough of Newham [2014] EWHC 1922 (Admin) was handed down today and can be

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12 Jun 2014

Eleanor Laws QC to speak at forthcoming South East Circuit Seminar

Eleanor Laws QC will be speaking at the South East Circuit seminar on Saturday as part of their Sexual Offences Training for the CPS. She will speak on the subject of the merits based approach and the prosecutor’s checklist. To book a place or to find out more please click here

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11 Jun 2014

Anne Williams appointed Visiting Professor at the Barlett School of Architecture and Planning

Anne Williams has been appointed Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, part of University College London. UCL is one of the world's leading academic institutions, recently ranked fourth in the world-wide university rankings. The Bartlett School of Architecture

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09 Jun 2014

Murder Trial of Brian Sharp commences

Oliver Saxby QC and Peter Alcock (instructed by Kent Defence) began their defence of Brian Sharp, a 55 year old man charged with murdering an acquaintance in Folkestone, today at Canterbury Crown Court. The trial is expected to last some three weeks.  

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05 Jun 2014

Pascal Bates prosecutes Company Director who is imprisoned for 12 months after roofer fell through fragile asbestos roofing sheets

Robert Wynn Marsh, the 64 year old sole director and shareholder of RM Developments (2005) Limited, was prosecuted for two offences after he caused the company to supply severely weathered roofing sheets described by the sentencing Judge as “wholly and obviously unsuitable”. Having already

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22 May 2014

Simon Taylor prosecutes London property developer for a series of safety failings that led to an employee sustaining catastrophic spinal injury.

Simon Taylor has prosecuted a London property developer (instructed by Mssrs Tuckers on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive) for a series of safety failings that led to an employee sustaining catastrophic spinal injury. In June 2011 Habitat Construction LLP, a developer of premium London

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21 May 2014

David Travers QC to present a lecture at the Royal Society for Public Health conference on food law entitled 'Allergies on a Plate'

  David Travers QC will be lecturing on the new EU Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers (1169/2011 EC) at a forthcoming Royal Society for Public Health conference this month. The Conference, entitled, 'Allergies on a Plate' will be held on 22nd May and will

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19 May 2014

Andrew Espley prosecutes in a case involving a woman accused of plotting a colleague's rape

Andrew Espley successfully prosecutes in a case involving a woman who is accused of posing as a workmate in online sex chatrooms asking men to attack her. The defendant was found to have posed on websites as a woman who liked “role play” sex and wanted “to create some sort of rape

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16 May 2014

Eleanor Laws QC successfully responds in the Court of Appeal to a fresh evidence appeal

Eleanor Laws QC has successfully responded in the Court of Appeal to a fresh evidence appeal in a case. The applicant raped and murdered his mother in law and attempted to murder his wife in 1978. He pleaded guilty and offered no mitigation. Psychiatrists later claimed that he must have been

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