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14 Nov 2017

Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius (ICJ Advisory Opinion)

Jill Barrett has been invited to chair a seminar on 11 December 2017 to discuss the pending judicial proceedings concerning the request by the UN General Assembly for an International Court of Justice (ICJ) Advisory Opinion on 'Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from

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09 Oct 2017

The Balfour Centenary - A Legal Conference

Natasha Hausdorff spoke at a legal conference in London marking the centenary of the Balfour Declaration with Professor Malcolm Shaw, Professor Robbie Sabel, Professor Guglielmo Verdirame and Dr. Gerald Adler. The conference was opened by Professor Alan Dershowitz, Emeritus professor at Harvard

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02 Aug 2017

Six Pump Court welcomes two new members to Chambers

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Robert Griffiths QC and Nicola Strachan to Chambers. Robert Griffiths QC is a senior practising Queen’s Counsel who has a multi-disciplinary practice across a range of specialist areas of law. He has appeared in a large number of reported cases, many of

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31 Mar 2017

Six Pump Court presents a series of Environmental and Public Law seminars

Members of the Environmental Law and Public Law Teams at Six Pump Court will be presenting a series of seminars covering both environmental regulation and also public law principles of general application. The Judicial Review and Water seminars listed below will form part of on-going series of

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09 Dec 2016

Important ruling for almshouse charities and residents

The Court of Appeal today handed down judgment in Watts v Stewart & ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1247 which will be of fundamental importance to the 1,700 almshouse charities and the 35,000 almshouse residents in the UK. In a wide-ranging and important decision the Master of the Rolls found that in

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04 Nov 2016

Jill Barrett joins Six Pump Court as an Associate Member

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Jill Barrett, a distinguished academic and former FCO lawyer in the field of public international law as an Associate Member. Jill Barrett is currently a Visiting Reader in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, where she teaches public

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13 Jun 2016

Defining the Boundary between European and National Law

In a paper entitled ‘Defining the Boundary between European and National Law’, Anthony Speaight QC and Stephen Hockman QC explore the future impact of EU laws on the UK and explore ways in which domestic legislation could be enacted to help define boundaries between UK and EU law. They conclude

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05 Aug 2015

Passport Office capitulates in face of imminent judicial review

Pascal Bates has successfully represented on a public access basis four siblings seeking British passports in the face of sustained prevarication and opposition from British passport authorities. (The account given below has been anonymised to protect the clients’ identities, as two of them still

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27 Apr 2015

Tower Hamlets mayor Luftar Rahman found guilty of illegal and corrupt election practices by Election Court

Richard Mawrey, Election Commissioner, has upheld allegations of corrupt and illegal practices made by four voters against the Tower Hamlets mayor Mr Rahman and councillor Mr Choudhury. The election has been declared void. The offences included voting fraud (double cast votes and votes from

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17 Apr 2015

David Travers QC to address Lawyers in Local Government Weekend School

David Travers QC will address the Annual Dinner of the Local Government Group and Lawyers in Local Government  in the Great Hall of Devonshire House, Exeter as part of the LGG Weekend School. The LGG Weekend School takes place each year and is a training and social event for local government

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27 Mar 2014

William Upton - Lawyer of the Week in The Times

William Upton has been given the prestigious accolade “Lawyer of the Week” by The Times newspaper, regarding his involvement in the Coventry v Lawrence case in the Supreme Court. The article, published in today’s 27 March edition of The Times, features an interview with William, regarding

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26 Mar 2014

Environmental Justice - Coventry v Lawrence and the law of nuisance

In an article for the 'Environmental Law Monthly', Nicholas Baldock summarises and comments on the implications of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Coventry v Lawrence and comments on the wider implications for the law of nuisance and the remedies used to protect property rights. Click

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12 Mar 2014

Nuisance - from Farnworth to Lawrence

Following on from the recent Supreme Court case on nuisance - Coventry v Lawrence, William Upton will be speaking about the case at a forthcoming meeting of the UKELA entitled 'Nuisance - From Farnworth to Lawrence'. It will consider the recent Supreme Court decision of Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13 and

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29 Jun 2012

Stephen Hockman QC to chair World Bar Conference in London

The Bar Council will be hosting the World Bar Conference in London from 29th June - 1st July. The Conference is to be chaired by Stephen Hockman QC and will discuss topics around the theme "Advocacy past, present and future: constant values for a modern Bar". The conference, which is organised

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