19 Sep 2018

Uber decision to be judicially reviewed

Robert Griffiths QC and Stuart Jessop have been instructed through Chiltern Law LLP on behalf of a trade association representing Hackney Carriage drivers in London to commence Judicial Review proceedings against the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in respect of a decision by the Senior District

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12 Jan 2018

No renewal of licence for historic Soho Windmill Club

A notorious strip club in west London has failed in its application to Westminster City Council to have its sexual entertainment licence renewed. The decision follows concerns that dancers were regularly breaking the ‘no physical contact’ rules and that as such, it had been in breach of its

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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

Premises licence appeal success despite immigration offences

Stuart Jessop successfully represented the premises licence holder of a fast food establishment in the London Borough of Havering in his appeal against the decision of the Licensing Sub-Committee to revoke his licence after a review brought under the Prevention of Crime Objective. The decision had

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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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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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17 Mar 2017

Stuart Jessop represents company in licensing application

Stuart Jessop, instructed by Paddy Whur of Woods Whur solicitors, has successfully represented a restaurant and bar business in the company's application for two new premises licences. The restaurants/ bar businesses had been operating successfully for a number of years but the owner company and

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13 Feb 2017

Local Authority withdraw prosecution in HMO licensing case

Stuart Jessop represented a Landlord/ Managing Agent summonsed in a Local Authority prosecution against him for alleged breaches of his House in Multiple Occupation ( HMO) Licence. There had already been connected proceedings under section 179(1) and (2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

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13 Feb 2017

Low Fine for Breach of Planning Enforcement

On 10th February 2017 Stuart Jessop represented a landlord who faced a Local Authority prosecution for a breach of a planning enforcement notice under section 179 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The breach occurred over a four year period and rent had been received over the entire

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02 Dec 2016

Stuart Jessop helps residents oppose new premises licence for restaurant

Stuart Jessop has assisted a group of residents with their representations and objections in relation to a new application for a premises licence in a Cumulative Impact Zone. The Licensing sub-committed heard representation from these residents and from two Responsible Authorities and refused the

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23 Nov 2016

Residents represented by Stuart Jessop successful in their restaurant premises licence review

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a group of residents in their Review of the premises licence of a restaurant in Southwark. The Licensing Sub-committee heard evidence from the residents, about the level of public nuisance, who described the noise from patrons of the restaurant and from

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28 Sep 2016

Alcohol Licensing - 2016 Conference

Stuart Jessop spoke at MBL's Alcohol Licensing Conference on 27th September 2016 to delegates from solicitors firms and local authorities. His presentation was on Cumulative Impact Zones and policies. Issues such as 'the scope and effect of such policies' and 'how to approach applications in

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29 Jul 2016

Removal of premises licence for business employing illegal worker

Ian Whitehurst, acting on behalf of a multi-agency investigation unit, has secured the removal of the premises licence for a business involved in employing an illegal worker. The retailer, based in Liverpool, had been targeted by Merseyside Police, Liverpool council and immigration services as

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17 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015)

Six Pump Court is recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015) with 50 individual recommendations. This year there were twelve additional recommendations and, as well as existing set rankings, Chambers was also additionally ranked as a Set in Crime. The twelve areas of law members

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05 May 2015

New Supreme Court ruling in licensing case of Hemmings

On April 29th 2015 the Supreme Court delivered judgment in R (on the application of Hemmings (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council [2015] UKSC 25, in what was a significant case for regulators and the regulated of licensing or other similar regulatory regimes. The full

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12 May 2014

Richard Barraclough QC writes on the latest attempt to defeat POCA in illegal money lending cases

The latest attempt to defeat POCA in illegal money lending cases on grounds that a POCA order is a "sanction", has been roundly rejected by the Court. Richard Barraclough QC examines the case and outlines the implications of the judgment in R v Chapman. The article entitled "Last Ditch

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21 Feb 2014

Pension Liberation Fraud: New Kid on the Block

Stuart Jessop and Ian Whitehurst discuss the dangers of new pension fraud scams promising savers early access to their pension pots. To view the article click here

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12 Feb 2014

Chatrooms and 21st Century Insider Dealings

Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop discuss the latest area of financial trading being targeted by regulators. To view the article click here

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09 Feb 2014

A Practical Guide to POCA & Unused Material: A Defence Perspective

In a further article available on our website, Ian Whitehurst discusses the legal process involved in confiscation proceedings and the issue of disclosure.The article is available on our website and a link to it can be found here.

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29 Jan 2014

Financial Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Ian Whitehurst has written an article in which he discusses the effectiveness of the current criminal and regulatory regimes in dealing with financial crimes.The article, entitled 'Is a chequebook better than a defence statement?' is available on the Six Pump Court website and a link to this

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