Directories & Awards

Six Pump Court Chambers is ranked as a top tier set in Chambers UK Bar Guide (Band 1) and the Legal 500 UK Bar Directory (Tier 1).

Members of Chambers are recommended in multiple areas of law including Administrative & Public Law, Crime, Consumer, Costs, Employment, Environment, Health & Safety, Inquests & Inquiries, Licensing and Planning.   

“The best regulatory set in the country, without a doubt!”
Legal 500 2022

“Six Pump Court is ‘one of the leading specialist environmental sets in the country for criminal work’ and one client remarks that it is ‘an approachable and practical set, whose members will go the extra mile for their clients”.
Legal 500 2021

“It is in a league of its own across the board from junior barrister to senior QC.”
Legal 500 2020

“…the set is filled with outstanding barristers from top to bottom.”
Chambers UK Bar Guide 2021

“A popular set with an impressive profile in Kent and a strong bench of silks and juniors. Its barristers regularly prosecute and defend a range of serious criminal cases, including murders, drug conspiracies and sexual assault. They win praise from interviewees for their advocacy skills as well as their client care”.
Chambers UK Bar Guide 2021 – Leading Set (Crime)

“…taking no chances in their quest for excellence.” – Health & Safety Set of the Year.
Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018

Six Pump Court Chambers awarded ‘Health & Safety Set of the Year‘ at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2018.

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Six Pump Court Chambers nominated for ‘Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year’ at Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

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Environment Law – Chambers of the Year in England – 2018, Global Law Experts

Climate Change Law – Chambers of the Year in England – 2018, Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award

Six Pump Court Chambers awarded ‘Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year‘ at Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court Chambers awarded ‘Health & Safety Set of the Year‘ at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2013.

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Leading Individuals

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

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Mark Harris awarded Environment Junior Barrister of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016

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Mark Watson awarded Health & Safety Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

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Stephen Hockman QC awarded top Environment Barrister of the Year (UK) in the Global Corporate Live Wire Awards 2015Global Awards 2015

William Upton awarded Environment/Planning Junior of the Year in the Chambers Bar Awards 2014

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As well as Leading Sets, both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 publish rankings of recommended Leading Individuals at the Bar.

Members at Six Pump Court are recommended by the Directories in the following practice areas:

Stephen Hockman Q.C.
Chambers & Partners: environment, health & safety, local government
Legal 500: environment, health & safety, planning

Robert Griffiths QC
Legal 500: planning

Richard Barraclough Q.C.
Chambers & Partners: crime
Legal 500: crime

Oliver Saxby Q.C.
Chambers & Partners: crime
Legal 500: crime

Megan Thomas QC
Chambers & Partners: planning
Legal 500
: environment, planning

William Upton QC
Chambers & Partners: environment, planning
Legal 500: environment, planning

Mark Watson QC
Chambers & Partners: consumer, environment, health & safety
Legal 500: consumer, environment, health & safety

Simon Taylor QC
Chambers & Partners: crime
Legal 500: crime

Charles Morgan
Chambers & Partners: environment
Legal 500: environment

Mark Harris
Chambers & Partners: environment, health & safety
Legal 500: environment, health & safety

Anne Williams
Chambers & Partners: planning
Legal 500: planning

Nicholas Baldock
Chambers & Partners: personal injury

Gordon Wignall
Chambers & Partners: environment
Legal 500: costs

Paul Taylor
Legal 500: crime

John O’Higgins
Chambers & Partners: crime
Legal 500: crime

Ian Thomas
Chambers & Partners: consumer
Legal 500: consumer

Nina Ellin
Legal 500: crime

Danny Moore
Chambers & Partners: crime
Legal 500: crime

Pascal Bates
Chambers & Partners: health & safety
Legal 500: consumer law; health & safety

Peter Alcock
Legal 500: crime

Mark Beard
Chambers & Partners: planning
Legal 500: planning

Richard Banwell
Chambers & Partners: environment
Legal 500: environment

Gordon Menzies
Chambers & Partners: employment, health & safety
Legal 500: consumer, employment, health & safety

John Fitzgerald
Legal 500: crime

Lee Bennett
Chambers & Partners: health & safety
Legal 500: consumer, health & safety

Tom Dunn
Legal 500: crime

David Hercock
Chambers & Partners: consumer; environment
Legal 500: consumer, environment, health & safety

Giles Atkinson
Chambers & Partners: planning
Legal 500: planning

Stuart Jessop
Chambers & Partners: consumer; environment; licensing
Legal 500: consumer, licensing,

Christopher Badger
Chambers & Partners: environment
Legal 500: environment

Daniel Stevenson
Legal 500: crime

Grace Cullen
Chambers & Partners: employment
Legal 500: employment

Nicola Strachan
Legal 500: planning

Kieran Brand
Legal 500: crime

Nicholas Ostrowski
Chambers & Partners: environment
Legal 500: health & safety; planning

Emin Kandola
Legal 500: crime