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18 May 2018

Giles Atkinson represents successful applicant in planning enforcement prosecution

Successful application under POCA section 22 to reconsider available amount following prosecution for breach of planning enforcement notices. Giles Atkinson successfully argued in making an application under section 22 POCA 2002 (reconsideration of available amount) on behalf of the prosecuting

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20 Apr 2018

Can highway land become a Village Green?

Lawyers are encouraged never to say never on broad points of legal principle. William Upton has just completed a village green public inquiry where the applicant disputed the status of the land as highway verge, and also argued that any highway use would not be incompatible with it being a village

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13 Apr 2018

Spring Statement 2018 - tackling the plastic problem

In a recent interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers the government’s recent call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to tackle single-use plastic waste. To view the article click here This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Environmental on 29 March 2018.

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29 Mar 2018

Inquiry closes into proposed restriction of Southern Water's abstraction licences on the Rivers Test and Itchen

A public inquiry recently concluded into the Environment Agency's proposed changes to three sets of abstraction licences at the River Test, River Itchen and Candover Stream in Hampshire. Southern Water wished to abstract from these sources for the purpose of maintaining public water supply and

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27 Mar 2018

Anne Williams represents local authority at inquiry into plans to convert a footpath into a cycle track

Anne Williams has successfully appeared on behalf of the London Borough of Waltham Forest at an inquiry into the local authority's plans for the conversion of a public footpath to a cycle track. The local authority had made a Draft Order under the Cycle Track Act 1984 in order to implement the

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23 Mar 2018

Water quality under pressure

In an article for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger assesses the recent report published by the Environment Agency into the quality of the water supply in England. In the article, he examines the background to the report, it’s main findings and recommendations, and the Agency’s approach with regards

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16 Mar 2018

Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018

The Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018 was published this week. The Guide has been written by members of the Six Pump Court Environmental Law Team – Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall, Charles Morgan and Christopher Badger. The Guide forms part of the Chambers Global Practice Guides

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06 Mar 2018

Frances Lawson appointed to join ICC Taskforce

Frances Lawson has been invited to join the International Chamber of Commerce’s Task Force on the Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes. This Task Force aims to explore how ICC arbitration and other dispute resolution services can be used to resolve climate change and associated energy

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28 Feb 2018

Latest environmental law video newscast

The latest monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL , is now available. This short update focuses on February's key legal developments, which include the draft Waste Enforcement (England and Wales) Regulations 2018, the Environment

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27 Feb 2018

Environment Agency liable to pay damages for breach of Convention Rights

R (on the application of Mott) v Environment Agency [2018] UKSC 10 On 14 February 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in R (Mott) v Environment Agency [2018] UKSC 10, dismissing the Environment Agency's appeal against the Court of Appeal's ruling that it was liable to pay compensation

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12 Feb 2018

Listed building enforcement notice in historic Windsor Conservation Area upheld

A listed building enforcement notice in respect of the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in the Windsor Conservation Area has just been upheld after a public inquiry. The owners of the hotel, named after the famous architect who once lived there, had argued that the Notice was no longer required because

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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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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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