News

12 Dec 2013

Eleanor Laws QC interviewed by the BBC on the new sentencing guidelines in sex cases

Eleanor Laws QC was interviewed live by the BBC this morning to discuss the new tougher sentencing guidelines in sex cases. To view more of the BBC coverage of the new guidelines click here

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11 Dec 2013

Mukhtiar Singh invited to join the Employment Lawyers Association working party on caste discrimination

Mukhtiar Singh has been invited to join the Employment Lawyers Association (“ELA”) working party on caste discrimination. Mukhtiar joins the working party newly formed in preparation for the Government’s consultation on legislation against caste-based discrimination and harassment in the UK.

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10 Dec 2013

Eleanor Laws QC prosecutes aristocrat for domestic abuse

Eleanor Laws QC has prosecuted Lord Somerset for assaulting his wife repeatedly over a 22 year period. The sentencing hearing will take place on 6th February 2014. For news coverage of the cases please use the links below:- Daily Mail Daily Telegraph The Times BBC News

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02 Dec 2013

Adaku Parker to represent defendant accused of managing three brothels in central London

Adaku Parker has been instructed to represent one of four defendants charged with conspiracy to assist in the management of three brothels in the central London area. The case will be tried next year at Southwark Crown Court. To view more of Adaku's practice click here

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28 Nov 2013

Six Pump Court Criminal Team launch their first Newsletter

The Criminal Team at Six Pump Court are pleased to announce their inaugural Newsletter. Issue 1 contains updates covering recent legal developments, court news and recent cases as well as an update on our own Criminal Team at Six Pump Court. To view Issue 1 click here

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20 Nov 2013

Ian Thomas joins Six Pump Court

Chambers is pleased to announce that specialist Regulatory Law barrister Ian Thomas has returned to practice at Six Pump Court. Ian Thomas was called to the Bar in 1993 by Gray’s Inn and he was a member of Chambers until 2006. He then moved to Ireland with his family and re-qualified as a

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18 Nov 2013

Remitted Joint Core Strategy still found to be sound

The Inspector’s Report has been published recommending the adoption of the remitted parts of the Joint Core Strategy for the Greater Norwich area. This deals with the parts of the JCS that were remitted for reconsideration following the judgment of the High Court in Heard v Broadland DC and

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07 Nov 2013

Criminal Team recognised in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014

Recommendations were made in both the London Bar and South East Circuit sections of the Directory and some of the coverage is outlined below:- Eleanor Laws QC ranked Silk, Band 5 London Bar Oliver Saxby QC, ranked New Silk, London Bar Richard Barraclough QC: “…very distinctive, deep voice,

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06 Nov 2013

Stephen Hockman QC appointed Honorary President of the London and South-East Region of the United Nations Association-UK.

Stephen Hockman QC has been appointed as the Honorary President of the London and South-East Region of the United Nations Association-UK. Previous incumbents have included Juliet Colman (then chair of UNIFEM) and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. The current outgoing president is Philippe Sands

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03 Nov 2013

Chambers UK 2014 - Six Pump Court receives recommendations in nine areas of law

Six Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that it has been recommended in nine areas of law by the highly regarded Chambers UK 2014 UK Bar Directory published last week. Barristers have been recommended in nine areas of law, including two completely new practice areas with our

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03 Nov 2013

Eleanor Laws QC in Radio 5 live debate on the use of cameras in court

Eleanor Laws QC took part in a Radio 5 discussion on the use of cameras in court last week. New rules now allow cameras into the court of appeal. It's the first time filming has been allowed in any courtroom in England and Wales. To listen to the debate click here

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01 Nov 2013

Response to 'Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps' Consultation

6 Pump Court Criminal Team Response to Next Steps Consultation Introduction 1. 6 Pump Court is a long established common law set of some 54 self-employed barristers who practice in criminal, family, employment and civil law. It has 6 QCs, 1 Deputy High Court Judge, 2 Crown Court Recorders

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18 Oct 2013

New Members of Chambers

Six Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce that upon successful completion of pupillage, Mukhtiar Singh and William Hotham have joined Six Pump Court Chambers as tenants. Bringing a wealth of experience from previous employment, Mukhtiar Singh is fast-developing a practice in employment,

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16 Oct 2013

"Vulnerable Witnesses" - Six Pump Court Chambers Crime Seminar

Six Pump Court is to hold a seminar on 'Vulnerable Witnesses' on Thursday 28th November with speakers Eleanor Laws QC and Nina Ellin. The session will be held at our Maidstone office at 5.30pm and is accredited with 1.5 CPD points. The seminar will be followed by some Christmas drinks. To

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14 Oct 2013

Eleanor Laws QC successfully defends US investment banker charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

Eleanor Laws QC has successfully defended US investment banker, Edward Sappin on charges of attempted rape and sexual assault. The case was heard at Blackfriars Crown Court. Click here for article in the Daily Mail

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09 Oct 2013

Six Pump Court barristers nominated in Chambers 100 UK Bar

Mark Harris and Mark Watson have been nominated for inclusion into the Chambers 100 UK Bar. The Chambers UK Bar ranks the top barristers in the UK and publication is planned for the Autumn. To view the full list of nominations click here

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04 Oct 2013

Six Pump Court Chambers named as Health & Safety 'Set of the Year'

Six Pump Court Chambers were named Health & Safety 'Set of the Year' last night at the Chambers Bar Awards ceremony. "Going from strength to strength, this set has established a leading presence in the health and safety field as just one aspect of its broader and well-recognised regulatory

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03 Oct 2013

Mark Harris and Mark Watson represent Environment Agency in an appeal by Thames Water against sentence

Mark Harris and Mark Watson have successfully represented the Environment Agency in an long running prosecution of Thames Water following a flooding incident in south London in 2003. Thames Water had been prosecuted and ordered to pay fines and costs of over £300,000 by a Magistrate's Court in

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02 Oct 2013

Eleanor Laws QC speaks at South East Circuit seminar on the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses

Eleanor Laws QC  spoke at the South East Circuit seminar entitled "Fragile Witnesses: Handle With Care" yesterday. She spoke on the subject of sex trafficking and HHJ Cutts QC also spoke on vulnerable witnesses. The event was attended by 200 delegates. The seminar was also filmed and will be

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18 Sep 2013

Nina Ellin speaks at the 'Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing: Safeguarding Children from Sexual Exploitation' symposium

Nina Ellin has lectured at a symposium entitled "Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing: Safeguarding Children from Sexual Exploitation" run by the Public Policy Exchange this month. The event took place on Thursday 19th September at Broadway House, Westminster. Further details can be

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18 Sep 2013

Trial of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell concludes

The trial of Coronation Street star Michael Le Vell concluded last week with the actor being acquitted of allegations of the rape and sexual abuse of an underage girl. The acquittal followed five days of evidence at Manchester Crown Court and was covered heavily by the media. Eleanor Laws QC of

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16 Sep 2013

Mock Public Inquiry Training Event - 8th November

On 8th November 2013, 6 Pump Court will be hosting a Mock Public Inquiry in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, a one-day training event in the practice and procedure at Public Inquiries. The event will be conducted by Anne

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09 Sep 2013

Six Pump Court shortlisted in forthcoming Chambers Bar Awards with two nominations

Six Pump Court Chambers has received two nominations in the forthcoming Chambers Bar Awards 2013. Chambers has been shortlisted as Health & Safety Law Set of the Year. Mark Watson has been shortlisted as Health & Safety Law Junior of the Year. For more details and a full list of

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09 Sep 2013

David Travers QC to chair the Eversheds Health & Safety Summer School

David Travers QC has been invited to chair the Eversheds Annual Health & Safety Summer School. The event will be held on 17-18 September at Merton College, University of Oxford. More details can be found here

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05 Sep 2013

Pascal Bates Prosecutes Essex Hospital for Double Safety Failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for two quite separate sets of safety failings. Between 2004 and 2010 the Trust failed to get to grips with the management of legionella in its complex water systems, despite having previously been

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