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06 Jul 2018

Nuisance from barbecues

A settlement in the nuisance claim brought by Highbury Fields residents in Highbury Magistrates’ Court over barbecuing in the Fields has been reached. Local residents had instructed William Upton and Richard Buxton Environmental & Public Law to help bring a case in statutory nuisance against

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02 Jul 2018

Court of Appeal ruling on the meaning of the term “recovery”

Neal Soil Suppliers Limited & Others v Natural Resources Wales [2017] EWCA Crim 645 involved an appeal arising from a Crown Court ruling in the course of a preparatory hearing in relation to the meaning of the term “recovery”. The Appellant held an environmental permit enabling it to

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29 Jun 2018

New monthly audio environmental law news podcast

The latest update in our series of monthly environmental law updates (in association with LexisPSL) now comes as a free audio podcast. The new format allows listeners to catch-up on the latest news ‘on-the-go’ and provides a usefully succinct round-up of the month’s environmental law

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25 May 2018

Anne Williams to speak at Conference on Regulatory Issues in Property Law

Anne Williams will be speaking at this weekend's Regulatory Issues in Property Law Conference 2018 hosted by the Cambridge Centre for Property Law (CCPL). Anne will present a session on the Draft Revised National Planning Policy Framework. The conference will bring together property law

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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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