News

13 Aug 2019

Murder Conviction in Maids Moreton Trial: Oliver Saxby QC and Mark Davies for the Crown

The trial of Field, Smith and Field finished last Friday with the conviction of the principal defendant, Ben Field, of the murder of the retired English teacher, Peter Farquhar.

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06 Aug 2019

Convictions and Sentence in Birmingham Baby Murders – Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin Prosecuting

The trial of Louise Porton concluded on Thursday with sentence being passed on Friday.

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29 Jul 2019

Supreme Court refers important food safety case to the Court of Justice of the European Union

On 24 July 2019 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in R (on the application of Association of Independent Meat Suppliers and Another) v Food Standards Agency [2019] UKSC 36.

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26 Jul 2019

Stuart Jessop represents Kent Police in judicial review of Dangerous Dogs Destruction Order

The owner of a pit bull dog has failed in a judicial review challenging the decision of Maidstone Crown Court which had ordered the destruction of the dog.

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26 Jul 2019

Stealth or “spoof” phones and criminal gangs

In this article, Richard Barraclough QC and Denise Breen Lawton consider the legal treatment of mobile phones specifically designed to mask the location of the phone and the identity of the user.

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10 Jul 2019

David Travers QC and Richard Banwell represent Biffa Waste Services Limited in transfrontier shipment case

The case involved an allegation of export of waste to China a non-OECD country, contrary to Article 36 of the Waste Shipment Regulation.

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08 Jul 2019

Six Pump Court barristers contribute to UK Supreme Court Yearbook

Stephen Hockman QC and Nicholas Ostrowski co-author chapter on ‘Planning, Development and Environmental Law’ in the latest UK Supreme Court Yearbook.

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08 Jul 2019

Anne Williams invited to speak at AESOP Annual Congress

Anne Williams has been invited to speak at the AESOP Annual Congress in Venice on 9th-13th July.

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05 Jul 2019

The road less travelled? The decision whether to submit to ad hoc or institutional arbitration

Gordon Menzies explores the practical differences between ad hoc and institutional arbitration.

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05 Jul 2019

Frances Lawson to speak at International Chamber of Commerce Conference on arbitration and climate change

Frances Lawson has been invited to speak to arbitration practitioners under 40 years of age on the emerging nexus between arbitration and climate change.

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04 Jul 2019

Double murder trial underway - Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin prosecuting

The trial of Louise Porton, charged with murdering her two children, began yesterday at Birmingham Crown Court.

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28 Jun 2019

Six Pump Court barristers recognised in the Best Lawyers in the UK 2020

Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC, William Upton QC and Mark Harris feature in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

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17 Jun 2019

How can Courts and Tribunals help to minimise climate change

As part of the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Bonn this month, Stephen Hockman QC will be chairing a session entitled ‘How can Courts and Tribunals help to minimise climate change’.

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14 Jun 2019

Richard Barraclough QC acting in gangland murder trial

Richard Barraclough QC is currently engaged in this gang murder trial at Leeds Crown Court.

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04 Jun 2019

Environmental Audit Committee raises concerns over draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill

In an article for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger discusses the Environmental Audit Committee’s report following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Environment (Governance and Principles) Bill.

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31 May 2019

Supreme Court grants permission in R v Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Limited

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock, instructed by Hannah Leese of Roythornes Solicitors, act on behalf of Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Limited.

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24 May 2019

Bar Council Senior Lawyers Training Scheme for Chinese lawyers

Six Pump Court is pleased to have been selected to deliver a seminar for Senior Chinese lawyers as part of the inaugural Bar Council Senior Lawyers Training Scheme.

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20 May 2019

Alcohol and head injuries

Richard Barraclough QC writes on the dangers of a relatively minor assault to the head of an intoxicated victim and the possibility that just a small impact may cause death.

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08 May 2019

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Anthony Connerty to Chambers

Six Pump Count is pleased to announce that Anthony Connerty has joined Chambers. Anthony specialises in the field of commercial dispute resolution.

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07 May 2019

Maids Moreton murder trial - Oliver Saxby QC leading for Crown

The trial of Field, Smyth and Field began last Tuesday at Oxford Crown Court. The three face allegations relating to five victims.

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07 May 2019

Jill Barrett consulted by Parliamentary Committees on Treaty Scrutiny

Jill Barrett has submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution's Inquiry on Parliamentary Scrutiny of Treaties, at the request of the Committee.

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01 May 2019

Catherine Donnelly secures conviction in Maidstone murder case

Catherine Donnelly, acting for the CPS has secured the murder conviction of Trevor Brazier who has been found guilty of strangling a homeless man.

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01 May 2019

Stephen Hockman QC ranked in the latest edition of Who’s Who Legal

Stephen Hockman QC has been included in the Who’s Who Legal (WWL) UK Bar rankings within the Environment sector, and in the most highly regarded top two silks in this area.

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29 Apr 2019

Playing catch-up: the new White Paper on online harms

In this article, Gordon Menzies reviews the Government's approach and proposals to dealing with online harms following the death of Molly Russell.

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17 Apr 2019

Death by dangerous driving suspended sentence - Oliver Saxby QC defending

Last Friday at Chester Crown Court, 89-year old Albert Pentall was sentenced to a 16-month custodial sentence suspended for 2 years following the death in a road accident of a 48-year old wife and mother of two.

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