06 Feb 2018

Swatting conspiracy charges dropped

Ian Whitehurst instructed by Gary Broadfield at Cartwright King represented a young man accused of being part of a wide ranging online conspiracy involving participants around the globe. The investigation centred around the activities of the hacking group Lizard Squad, and in particular on a

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31 Jan 2018

New environmental law video newscast

From January 2018, a monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL ,will be available on our website. The short update will focus on the month’s key legal developments, which this month includes the government’s 25 Year Environment

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15 Jan 2018

Reduced financial penalty and costs in environmental prosecution

Ian Whitehurst represented a waste company that successfully appealed a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency. The waste company had been convicted of dumping construction waste on farmland in Cumbria without a licence. Following the appeal, the penalties imposed were reduced by

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08 Jan 2018

Data breaches, vicarious liability of employers and the impact on the insurance industry

In the recent judgment in the Morrisons case concerning the vicariously liability of employers for the actions of employees involved in breaches of data, there is much significance for the wider insurance industry – both for the insurer and the insured. In this article, Ian Whitehurst

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05 Jan 2018

Consumer rights and slow-running Apple software

Following the apology from Apple regarding the company’s admission of deliberately slowing down its software, Ian Whitehurst asks what will be the likely impact on consumers and their rights. Click here to view the full article

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22 Dec 2017

Measuring progress in the UK towards achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals

In an interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger comments on a recent Office for National Statistics report on the progress being made towards measuring the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators in the UK and what other developments we can expect next. To view the article click

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21 Dec 2017

Mark Watson to be appointed Queen's Counsel

Chambers is delighted to announce that Mark Watson is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel. Mark will be formally appointed as Queen’s Counsel on Monday 26th February 2018.  

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18 Dec 2017

Sentencing trends for health and safety breaches

In an article for Lexis PSL, Nicholas Ostrowski, considers some of the sentencing trends following the introduction of the Definitive Guideline for health and safety offences. Nicholas looks at the increase of health and safety sentences under the new guideline, the key trends arising within

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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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