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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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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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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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24 Jul 2017

Changing careers for a life at the Bar

In an interview for the newly launched Lawyer Portal, Mukhtiar Singh speaks about his decision to change career later in life to practise as a barrister. He discusses the reasons for this change and the challenges of studying part-time for a law degree whilst still working and raising a family.

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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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20 Mar 2017

Rolled up holiday pay not holiday pay

In Robinson-Steele v R D Retail Services Ltd C-131/04, [2006] IRLR 386, the ECJ held that “rolled up” holiday pay was incompatible with the Working Time Directive, but left the door open for setting off sums actually paid under "transparent and comprehensible arrangements" (the test adopted

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06 Mar 2017

Employment Law 2017 Update (6 hours CPD)

Mukhtiar Singh and Ian Rees Phillips have teamed up with Central Law Training to deliver a number of seminars across the country in 2017. This follows on from training provided in previous years by Gordon Menzies and Grace Cullen. There have been numerous changes in Employment Law in the past 12

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02 Nov 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 in Environment and barristers ranked in eleven areas in 2017 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set in Environment Law along with further Set rankings in Crime, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2017 Chambers UK Bar Guide . Furthermore barristers at Six Pump Court received 42 individual rankings across eleven practice

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14 Sep 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Tier 1 in Environmental Law in Legal 500 (2016)

Six Pump Court is pleased to be ranked a Tier 1 set in Environmental Law and to be ranked as a set in five areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) which was published today. Overall, Six Pump Court’s barristers are now recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) overall with 60

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04 Mar 2016

Mukhtiar Singh visits local schools in Kent as part of the Bar Council’s ‘Speak up for Others' Initiative

Mukhtiar Singh spoke at a local secondary school in Kent this week as part of the Bar Council’s ‘Speak Up For Others’ Initiative. This scheme, run by the Bar Council aims to help diversify the bar not least by trying to attract interest from those of less privileged backgrounds. In this talk

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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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01 Jul 2015

Six Pump Court shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015

Six Pump Court is delighted to be shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015. The shortlist, which was announced today includes two nominations for Six Pump Court. Chambers is shortlisted in the Chambers of the Year – London and also Chambers of the Year –

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06 Oct 2014

Relief from Sanctions in the Employment Tribunal

In his latest article, Mukhtiar Singh explores the relevance of the Civil Procedure Rules when considering relief from sanctions in Employment Tribunal proceedings. A copy of the article can be found here

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17 Sep 2014

"Self-employed" construction worker was an employee

Mukhtiar Singh has successfully argued on behalf of a Claimant that despite a written contract identifying the Claimant as self-employed, the reality of the relationship was that of a contract of employment. As such, the Claimant could bring a claim for unfair dismissal; wrongful dismissal;

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02 Apr 2014

79% and rising? The ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme

On 6 April 2014, the ACAS Early Conciliation Scheme is available to prospective claimants. From 6 May 2014, for most claims to employment tribunals, claimants must comply with the scheme. In this article Mukhtiar Singh explains the scheme; its practical effect; and raises some concerns for

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11 Dec 2013

Mukhtiar Singh invited to join the Employment Lawyers Association working party on caste discrimination

Mukhtiar Singh has been invited to join the Employment Lawyers Association (“ELA”) working party on caste discrimination. Mukhtiar joins the working party newly formed in preparation for the Government’s consultation on legislation against caste-based discrimination and harassment in the UK.

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