News

07 Mar 2014

Criminal Team Leads Legal Aid Action

As solicitors demonstrate locally, members of the Criminal Team congregate in London as part of the Day of Action. Please see here for local coverage.

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07 Mar 2014

Gillingham Shooting Trial Gets Under Way

The trial of Adam, Steven and Melissa Green has commenced at Maidstone Crown Court. Catherine Donnolly prosecutes. Oliver Saxby QC and Simon Wickens represent the lead defendant; and John Fitzgerald and Thomas Stern appear  on behalf of the second and third defendants. The Crown allege

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06 Mar 2014

David Travers QC invited to lecture at BPP Law School

David Travers QC will present a lecture entitled 'Health, Safety and Environmental Law - the hierarchy of delusions' at the BPP Law School on Wednesday 12th March. This lecture will address the tensions between regulatory enforcement and public perceptions, the tensions between the regulators and

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05 Mar 2014

Mukhtiar Singh completes his first regulatory trial

Mukhtiar Singh appeared in a two-day trial involving proceedings brought by Trading Standards. The case involved the extreme emaciation of four pigs after the severe weather conditions of March 2013. The defendant faced 11 charges relating to animal welfare, food regulations and animal

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03 Mar 2014

Jane Campbell acts in High Court family case concerning freezing orders

In R v R [2013] EWHC 4244 (Fam), Jane Campbell has acted for a husband in a case concerning a family business where the husband had set up another business after the parties separated which the wife contended was started to compete with the family business. A freezing order containing a restraint

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28 Feb 2014

Members of Six Pump Court participate in Central Law Training conference “Defending Regulatory Proceedings”.

On 25th February David Travers QC chaired (and lectured about disciplinary proceedings at) the annual CLT conference on the defence of regulatory proceedings. Other members of Chambers invited to speak were Oliver Saxby QC on the Proceeds of Crime Act, Mark Watson on Sentencing and, Lee

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26 Feb 2014

Supreme Court reviews nuisance law - Coventry v Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13

The Supreme Court has today unanimously allowed the appeal of Kate Lawrence and Ray Shields. The appeal raised a number of important points in connection with the law of private nuisance, regarding prescription, "coming to a nuisance", the character of the locality and the relevance of planning

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26 Feb 2014

Mock Public Inquiry Training Event - 14th March

On 14th March 2014, 6 Pump Court will be hosting a Mock Public Inquiry in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. This is a one-day training event in the practice and procedure at Public Inquiries. The event will cover training in Inquiry

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21 Feb 2014

Pension Liberation Fraud: New Kid on the Block

Stuart Jessop and Ian Whitehurst discuss the dangers of new pension fraud scams promising savers early access to their pension pots. To view the article click here

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19 Feb 2014

Partnership sentenced for lake safety failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted a farming partnership which was fined £60,000 plus £31,252.12 in costs for water safety failures that led to the death of a 17 year old worker at a lake on a wetland wildlife reserve. The reserve near Wicken, Cambridgeshire, said to be essential to wildfowl in East

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13 Feb 2014

Six Pump Court Chambers present Health & Safety Seminar

Six Pump Court Chambers, recently awarded the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession's  “Health and Safety Chambers of the Year 2013” joined with Gullards Solicitors to host a seminar on health & safety law in the corporate environment this month. The seminar covered the law in the

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12 Feb 2014

Chatrooms and 21st Century Insider Dealings

Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop discuss the latest area of financial trading being targeted by regulators. To view the article click here

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09 Feb 2014

A Practical Guide to POCA & Unused Material: A Defence Perspective

In a further article available on our website, Ian Whitehurst discusses the legal process involved in confiscation proceedings and the issue of disclosure.The article is available on our website and a link to it can be found here.

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07 Feb 2014

Eleanor Laws QC prosecutes Lord Somerset who yesterday received a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for assaulting his wife

Lord Somerset, yesterday received a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for assaulting his wife. Eleanor Laws QC was prosecuting. To read more news on this click here

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06 Feb 2014

New Member of Chambers

Six Pump Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Stuart Jessop who joins our Regulatory and Crime Teams. Stuart has a significant practice in the area of business and financial crime which includes a large element of fraud and intellectual property work. Stuart's extensive experience in this area

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05 Feb 2014

Assessing the impact of R (Virgin Media) v Zinga

Oliver Saxby QC, Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop have co-written an article on private prosecutions which discusses the foundations laid down by the recent case R (Virgin Media) v Zinga. To access the article from our list of publications click here

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31 Jan 2014

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn instructed to prosecute in case concerning historic sexual abuse at Barnados Home in the 1980's

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn have been instructed to prosecute the trial of Richard Gallacher charged with multiple counts of historic sexual abuse of 7 boys (including rape) in his care at a Barnados Home in the 1980s, and at another care home in the 1990s. The trial is due to start on 24

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29 Jan 2014

Financial Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Ian Whitehurst has written an article in which he discusses the effectiveness of the current criminal and regulatory regimes in dealing with financial crimes.The article, entitled 'Is a chequebook better than a defence statement?' is available on the Six Pump Court website and a link to this

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27 Jan 2014

Nicholas Baldock and the civil team continue their series of lectures on the Jackson Reforms

Nicholas Baldock and the civil team have continued their series of lectures on the Jackson Reforms, most recently at Tees Law in Bishop's Stortford on the 24th January 2014. This lecture included the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgment in Mitchell -v- News Group  [2013] EWCA Civ

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22 Jan 2014

Six Pump Court wins Climate Change Chambers of the Year Award

Six Pump Court Chambers has been awarded Corporate INTL's 'Climate Change Chambers of the Year in England Award' 2014. The Corporate INTL Global Awards recognise leading lawyers in their specialist areas and reward excellence not only in expertise but also in service. The winners of the awards

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20 Jan 2014

Manslaughter trial of Clement and Thorne underway

The trial of Peter Clement and Lloyd Thorne on a charge of manslaughter is underway at Canterbury Crown Court. The Crown allege a joint enterprise attack by the defendants on the deceased, a man called David Wilkes. Richard Barraclough QC (instructed by BKRW Solicitors) and Oliver Saxby

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15 Jan 2014

Lawyers Protest over Cuts to Criminal Justice System

Last week Six Pump Court Chambers barristers joined others in a protest against cuts to the criminal legal justice system. On Monday lawyers staged a half-day walk-out and protested outside courts. In Maidstone, over 50 barristers congregated outside the Crown Court. To read more click here

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13 Jan 2014

Eleanor Laws QC to attend cross party inquiry into child sexual exploitation

Eleanor Laws QC will be taking part in a cross party inquiry at Westminster into child sexual exploitation which will investigate the effectiveness of legislation for tackling child sexual exploitation and trafficking within the UK. It will be chaired by Ann Coffey, Stockport MP and chair of the

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10 Jan 2014

CBA Conference Serious Sexual Offences - course materials available (6 CPD points)

Materials from last year's Criminal Bar Association's Conference on Serious Sexual Offences are available from the CBA website. The materials cost £60 and qualify for 6 CPD points. Eleanor Laws QC was one of the speakers at the Conference and presented a lecture on Recovered Memory in

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03 Jan 2014

A Taxing Time Ahead: The Reality Behind the Rhetoric

Ian Whitehurst, in an article published on the website today, discusses the current UK tax regime and recent efforts to crack down on tax evasion. In the article he discusses the legislation and argues that the recent measures have created a highly complex tax regime which has not lived up to the

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