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04 Dec 2017

Air pollution law after Brexit

William Upton is addressing the Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference (IAPSC) today in Birmingham on the implications of Brexit for air quality legislation in the UK. In addition to the general points that can be made, William’s recent experience of air quality issues has been at

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04 Dec 2017

Christopher Badger wins Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Chambers congratulates Christopher Badger on winning real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the 2018 Legal 500 Bar Awards. The Legal 500 UK Awards 2018 announced today recognise the best in-house and private practice teams and individuals over the past 12 months. They

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24 Nov 2017

Six Pump Court receives four nominations in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Six Pump Court Chambers has received four nominations in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018 shortlist:- Chambers of the year: Real estate, environment and planning Junior of the year: Megan Thomas - Real estate, environment and planning Junior of the year: William Upton - Real estate,

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17 Nov 2017

Environmental Law Practice Guide 2018: UK Chapter written by Six Pump Court

The Chambers & Partners Environmental Law Global Practice Guide 2018 is now available online. The UK chapter has been written by Six Pump Court barristers Stephen Hockman QC, Charles Morgan, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger. In this year’s guide they cover a wide range of important

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13 Nov 2017

Changes to the development management process

William Upton and Frances Lawson will present sessions at a forthcoming RTPI event entitled "Changes to the development management process" this week. The session will cover the practical issues arising from recent changes to legislation, policies and procedures and the changing scope and

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10 Nov 2017

Bangor Wharf housing planning appeal

Six Pump Court barristers will represent both parties at an upcoming planning appeal relating to a major housing development on Regent’s Canal in Camden. The housing development plan comprises of a residential-led, mixed use scheme for the current site at Bangor Wharf, Camden Town. The key

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08 Nov 2017

Giles Atkinson successfully challenges gypsy status of appellant

Given the breadth of the definition of ‘gypsies and travellers’ in the Government’s Planning Policy for Traveller Sites (PPTS), August 2015, it is rare that an appellant asserting gypsy status may successfully be challenged by the local planning authority. In this enforcement case in Kent,

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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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01 Nov 2017

The marine environment after Brexit - the UK’s international law obligations

Jill Barrett spoke at a conference on ‘The Marine Environment after Brexit: the Future for Science and Policy’ hosted by the British Ecological Society and the Marine Biological Association on 31 October 2017. Her topic was the effect of Brexit on the UK’s international law obligations

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31 Oct 2017

Roy Martin QC successfully represents respondent in Supreme Court planning appeal

Roy Martin QC was successful in resisting an appeal to the UK Supreme Court by Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority against a decision by the Inner House to quash its adoption of statutory supplementary guidance implementing its Strategic Transport Fund. This case

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17 Oct 2017

The Charter of the Forest after 800 years – its meaning then and now

The Temple Church will host a Symposium based upon this Charter, which came into being 800 years ago, and two years after the Magna Carta. Speakers will include Professor John Baker QC, Professor Stephen Toope and Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC, and the evening will be moderated by Stephen

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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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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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02 Oct 2017

Megan Thomas represents homeowner in successful High Court appeal where enforcement notice declared a nullity

Megan Thomas succeeded in the High Court in quashing an enforcement notice on the basis that it was a nullity and no better than waste paper. One of the steps required by the Notice was to remove a two storey side extension to a dwelling but no two storey side extension existed. Megan Thomas

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06 Sep 2017

The weaknesses in the revised air quality national plan

In an article for LexisNexis PSL, William Upton assesses the main features of the government’s revised plan to tackle nitrogen dioxide pollution, including the pollution caused by diesel cars. He also draws attention to what is missing in the latest plan. To read the full article click

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31 Aug 2017

Christopher Badger shortlisted in the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards for Environmental Junior of the Year

Christopher Badger has been shortlisted in the ‘Environment/Planning: Junior of the Year’ category of the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday, 26th October at The London Hilton on Park Lane. The awards are

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24 Aug 2017

Further support for the OAN and 5 year housing land supply in West Berkshire

A further Inspector has found that West Berkshire District Council is measuring its 5 year housing land supply against an appropriate OAN, that it has not been persistently under - delivering and that it has a 5 year housing land supply. Emmaline Lambert represented West Berkshire District

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02 Aug 2017

Secretary of State dismisses appeal for two large housing schemes

The Communities Secretary finds that West Berkshire District Council has a 5 year housing land supply. Following a 4 week public inquiry in November/December 2016 to hear conjoined appeals by Croudace Homes Ltd (for a scheme of up to 265 houses) and A2 Dominion Ltd (for a scheme of up to 495

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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

Maritime Delimitations and Hydrocarbon Resources in Central America and the Caribbean

Jill Barrett spoke at a conference on Maritime Delimitations and Hydrocarbon Resources in Central America and the Caribbean, held on 21 July at Ironmongers' Hall, London. Her topic was "The Obligations of States in Respect of Undelimited Maritime Areas and State Practice in Central America and the

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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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29 Jun 2017

William Upton and Megan Thomas speaking at RTPI Planning Law Update Conference

William Upton and Megan Thomas are speaking at the RTPI Planning Law Update Conference in London today. William Upton will provide a session on the Housing White Paper and the consultation and effects on current planning decisions. Megan Thomas will present a session on the new EIA

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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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05 Jun 2017

Rural housing development and treatment of former agricultural buildings

Giles Atkinson has successfully represented a local planning authority at a combined enforcement notice and planning appeal inquiry into the development of new housing in the countryside. This was a complex case involving consideration of the development of former agricultural buildings for

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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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