News

05 Dec 2017

Ian Thomas elected a Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology

Ian Thomas has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT). The award was presented at SOFHT's recent Annual Lecture and Lunch. Su Werran, SOFHT Operations Director, said this was a well deserved Fellowship for Ian's "outstanding contribution to the Society. SOFHT

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03 Nov 2017

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2018 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2018 Chambers UK Bar Guide. Barristers at Six Pump Court received 41 individual rankings across twelve practice areas. In

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30 Oct 2017

Taking Stock: The State of Food Law and Policy in Canada

David Travers QC has been invited to present at the second national conference on Food Law and Policy in Canada, entitled Taking Stock: The State of Food Law and Policy in Canada which will be hosted by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and take place between the 2nd and 4th November 2017.

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13 Oct 2017

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2017

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2017 with 57 individual recommendations. This year there were five additional recommendations, as well as set rankings in Crime, Consumer, Environment, Health & Safety and Planning. The twelve areas of law in which

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10 Oct 2017

David Travers QC to give after dinner speech at RSPH Awards ceremony 2017

David Travers QC has been invited to give the after dinner speech at the Royal Society of Public Health’s 2017 awards ceremony to be held at the East Wintergarden in London Docklands on Thursday 19th October. The evening will be co-hosted by Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE and broadcaster

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09 Oct 2017

Regulatory and Planning Law Conference 2017 (Leeds)

Six Pump Court presents a Regulatory and Planning Law Conference to be held on 20th November in Leeds. The event will cover a variety of topics providing essential updates on specialist areas, informative discussion on topical issues and practical tips for regulators and for those who represent

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06 Oct 2017

Investigatory Powers Act and the new oversight regime

In an article for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst explains the role of the new commissioner and considers some of the potential implications of the new regime which oversees the use of investigatory powers by the authorities. Click here to view the full-text of the article. This article was first

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26 Sep 2017

Frances Lawson secures negligible fine in asbestos health & safety prosecution

Frances Lawson managed to obtain an extraordinarily low fine for a building company who were guilty of several omissions under health and safety law in a case concerning the discovery of asbestos during conservatory demolition work. The company, had been subcontracted by Anglian Windows to

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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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11 Jul 2017

The use of cost benefit analysis in environmental regulation

In a recent article for the Journal of Water Law, Charles Morgan addresses the challenges of cost-benefit analysis in the context of environmental regulation and private nuisance claims. He looks at the alternative approaches available in these cases and the difficulties involved in attempts to put

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10 Jul 2017

David Travers QC led Mark Watson in the defence of Martinisation London Ltd at Old Bailey 

David Travers QC and Mark Watson represented Martinisation London Limited after the company was accused of corporate manslaughter and associated health and safety offences. Two employees of the company, Tomasz Procko, 22, and Karol Symanski, 29, had died while working on a property in Cadogan

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04 Jul 2017

David Travers QC lectures in Brazil on food fraud and integrity issues

David Travers QC has returned from a trip to Brazil organised by the Bar Council in collaboration with the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil and Lex Anglo Brasil. David took part in panel discussions in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro about corruption and financial crime before speaking in Bello Horizonte

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26 Jun 2017

CTSI Conference 2017 – Sentencing in Food Cases

Members of the Six Pump Court Chambers Food Law Team will host a session at the CTSI Conference taking place this week in Harrogate. David Travers QC, Ian Thomas and David Hercock will present a mini-theatre session on 28th June entitled “Due Diligence Revisited – protection against

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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 which is linked to ongoing High Court civil proceedings concerning allegations of breach of fiduciary duties by a former managing director of a company and theft by former employees. The trial will take place

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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. Wednesday 12th July – ‘Piercing the Veil’ Incorporation and Liability for Environmental Damage: Widening the Net There is an ever-widening trend to try to make parent and other

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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 seeking to establish that there is a legal right for a slaughterhouse operator to be able to challenge the decision of the FSA

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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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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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03 Apr 2017

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Legal Duty

In an article published on this website, Frances Lawson discusses whether corporate social responsibility is making a move from ‘soft law’ to ‘hard law’. She comments specifically on recent developments in France where the French Parliament has recently passed a law to shift what is broadly

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31 Mar 2017

Critical Law and Corporate Crime

David Travers QC will be a guest speaker at the Critical Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Network Conference at Canterbury Christ Church University. The focus at this event will be on critical law and corporate crimes - on the corporation as a legal person and it's capability and tendency to

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29 Mar 2017

Six Pump Court barristers recognised in this year’s Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers was established in the USA in 1983 and describes itself as “the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide”. Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC and William Upton are ranked as Leading Individuals in the new edition of the ‘Best

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24 Feb 2017

Water company fined over £200,000 for sewage pollution in Cornwall

In a case brought by the Environment Agency, South West Water has been ordered to pay £205,000 in fines and costs for discharging sewage into the Fal Estuary in Cornwall, near shellfish beds within a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The case was

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13 Feb 2017

Data Privacy and Brexit

In an interview with Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst assesses the impact that the forthcoming Brexit negotiations will have on data protection issues in the UK. He outlines the options available to the UK and asks whether Brexit could prove an opportunity to loosen data protection standards and introduce

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