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16 Jun 2017

Ian Whitehurst provides seminar on new CFA to Merseyside Police

Ian Whitehurst will give a seminar to the Financial Crime Unit at Merseyside Police Head Quarters on the new provisions contained in the Criminal Finances Act 2017 on the 28th June 2017 as well as a general review of civil POCA powers.

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12 Jun 2017

Ian Whitehurst instructed to prosecute £1m corporate fraud

Ian Whitehurst has been instructed to prosecute as Leading Counsel a £1 million fraud linked to ongoing High Court civil proceedings concerning allegations of breach of fiduciary duties by a former managing director and theft by former employees.

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12 Jun 2017

‘Piercing the Veil’ - Incorporation and Liability for Environmental Damage: Widening the Net

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of Environmental and Public Law Seminars to be held this year on Wednesday 12th July.

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05 Jun 2017

Rural housing development and treatment of former agricultural buildings

Giles Atkinson has successfully represented a local planning authority at a combined enforcement notice and planning appeal inquiry into the development of new housing in the countryside.

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26 May 2017

Stephen Hockman QC and Jane Campbell appear in Supreme Court in Birch v Birch

On 22nd May, Stephen Hockman QC and Jane Campbell appeared in the UK Supreme Court in a case concerning the discharge of undertakings given in a final consent order made in financial remedy proceedings.

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26 May 2017

Court of Appeal hears food safety appeal

Stephen Hockman QC, and David Hercock appeared in the Court of Appeal last week in judicial review proceedings on behalf of a trade association and slaughterhouse operator.

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22 May 2017

Six Pump Court Team in Legal Walk 2017

Six Pump Court will be joining the thousands of other walkers later today as part of the London Legal Walk. Our Team of walkers includes Charles Morgan, William Upton, Natasha Hausdorff, Mark Davies, Ryan Barrow, Christina Lienen, Ana Kantzelis and Bridget Tough. We are walking with the Lord

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19 May 2017

Recorded cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses - pilot scheme

Richard Barraclough QC has been engaged in the recorded (Section 28 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999) cross-examination of a number of witnesses to an alleged murder who are aged under 18 years of age. Section 28 provides for measures designed to support vulnerable witnesses using the

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17 May 2017

Ian Whitehurst awarded police commendation for leading successful prosecution in drugs case

Ian Whitehurst has been awarded a Commendation from the Chief Constable of Merseyside for his role as Leading Counsel for the Prosecution in successfully prosecuting an organised crime group involved in the supply of approximately £2 million pounds worth of drugs. The organised crime group

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16 May 2017

Successful advice to company leads to withdrawal of ICO criminal investigation

Ian Whitehurst instructed by Knocker Foskett, successfully advised a company in relation to a criminal investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in relation to possible data protection offences. The advice and strategical guidance provided by Ian and his team, led to the ICO

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16 May 2017

Flood Defence and Pollution Control: Statutory Powers and Compensation

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental and public law seminars to be held this year: Flood Defence and Pollution Control: Statutory Powers and Compensation Flood damage is an increasing threat. A variety of statutory powers are entrusted to the Environment Agency,

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16 May 2017

Water company fined £1.6m for health and safety offences

David Travers QC represented South West Water which has been fined £1.6m for health and safety offences relating to the death of an employee who drowned at work. Robert Geach, 54, fell into a filtration tank at the Falmouth Water Treatment Works in December 2013. Truro Crown Court heard that

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15 May 2017

Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by neighbours found guilty of blocking right of way and altering boundaries

Nicholas Baldock represented one of two Claimants who brought actions against neighbours who had blocked a right of way and altered boundaries. The Claimant won in the County Court obtaining all the relief sought together with indemnity costs. The Defendants, who were litigants in person at that

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12 May 2017

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Katherine Kelleher to the Crime Team

Chambers is pleased to welcome Katherine Kelleher to the Crime team at Six Pump Court. Kate’s practice comprises Criminal Defence Work and some environmental crime. She also appears as an advocate in regulatory hearings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Kate has prosecuted and

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09 May 2017

Stuart Jessop presents food safety session at BALPPA Food and Beverage Seminar

Stuart Jessop, along with Luke Johnson, Pizza Express founder and former chairman of Channel 4, Nigel Rosenthal, managing director of SaferFood Company, and others, presented sessions to British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) members on 9th May at their first Food and

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08 May 2017

Changing careers and becoming a barrister

In an interview for The Guardian’s University of Law Partner Zone, Mukhtiar Singh makes the case for a diverse Bar and encourages switching career at any age. Having left school aged 16, Mukhtiar had a career in the police force for over 20 years, during which time he studied part-time for his

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04 May 2017

Major Sexual Abuse Trial Commences - Oliver Saxby QC Prosecuting

A case involving alleged familial sexual abuse of the gravest kind spanning a 25-year period and two generations of the same family began on Tuesday at Reading Crown Court. Oliver Saxby QC is prosecuting, leading Georgina Gibbs of 36 Bedford Row. They are instructed by the CPS Thames Chiltern

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28 Apr 2017

Vacant building credit and housing development in the Green Belt

Giles Atkinson has successfully defended an LPA’s decision not to apply the Vacant Building Credit to a 46 house development in the Metropolitan Green Belt. In what is believed to be the first Inspector’s decision on the discretion provided by NPPG para 023 providing for authorities to

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26 Apr 2017

Jury Retires in Gross Negligence Manslaughter Trial

The jury will retire today in the trial of Lucy King, a 39 year old mother charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of her daughter, Frankie, aged 2. Oliver Saxby QC defends, leading Kate Hunter of Gurney Harden Solicitors. The Crown allege that Ms King failed to get medical assistance

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24 Apr 2017

Ian Rees Phillips’ opinion for UK Proptech Association quoted in property trade press

Six Pump Court’s Ian Rees Phillips has prepared an opinion on the business model utilised by online estate agents for the UK Proptech Association, an industry body for technology and property companies and individuals working in or interested in property-related technology. UKPA has released a

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19 Apr 2017

Judicial Review: Tactics for Winning, Recent Developments and “Abuse of Power”

Six Pump Court presents the first in our series of environmental and public law seminars to be held this year: Judicial Review: Tactics for Winning, Recent Developments and “Abuse of Power” This seminar will examine the effect of legislative changes to judicial review procedures effected

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05 Apr 2017

Acquittal in death by dangerous driving case

Thomas Stern has secured an acquittal for a Czech lorry driver, Jaroslav Horvath, who was tried for causing death by dangerous driving. The incident occurred at 5am on 6th December 2015 at junction 7 of the M20, close to Maidstone. Jaroslav Horvath had parked his lorry on the hard-shoulder of

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05 Apr 2017

Planning enforcement and abandoned moorings 

The curtain has finally come down on the long-running planning enforcement case where William Upton has been advising the Broads Authority on the unlawful use of an old mooring basin. The continued pressure from the Broads Authority has now led to the landowner selling up, and abandoning his

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03 Apr 2017

The need for a new international environmental court

On 29 March, Stephen Hockman QC presented a lecture on the history of proposals for an international environmental court and explore how the idea might be taken forward, as well as discussing other related issues. The event took place in the Middle Temple Library. To view a copy of the

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03 Apr 2017

Stuart Jessop helps Taxi Association oppose new policy on knowledge test for new applicants

Stuart Jessop successfully represented a Private Hire and Hackney Carriage Driver's Association in their opposition to a local authority's proposal to replace an existing knowledge test for new applicants with a simplified version to make it easier for new applicants to apply and be granted

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