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10 Jul 2019

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

David Travers QC led Richard Banwell in the defence of Biffa Waste Services Limited in the Crown Court at Wood Green. The case involved an allegation of export of waste to China, a non-OECD country, contrary to Article 36 of the Waste Shipment Regulation [Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006] and raised

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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. Best Lawyers® has been publishing highly regarded guides to the legal profession for over 30 years and operates in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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27 Feb 2019

Keeping International Travellers Healthy on Land and at Sea - meeting the public health challenges

David Travers QC will speak at a Conference hosted by the Royal Society for Public Health concerning welfare within the international travel industry. The Conference entitled "Keeping International Travellers Healthy on Land and at Sea - meeting the public health challenges" will cover the

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26 Oct 2018

Six Pump Court wins Health & Safety Set of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Last night at the Chambers UK Bar Awards, Six Pump Court was delighted to be named as the Health & Safety Set of the Year. The Award recognises our continuing involvement in high profile and significant cases shaping the regulatory landscape in health and safety in England and Wales.

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15 Jun 2018

David Travers QC to speak at the Global Food Law Current Issues Conference

David Travers QC will speak at MSU’s Global Food Law Current Issues Conference next week at Michigan State University’s prestigious College of Food Law. The conference, taking place on 19th-21st June in East Lansing Michigan, USA. Food lawyers with a global reach will be discussing a range

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06 Jun 2018

Regulatory Law Conference 2018 (Birmingham)

Six Pump Court will present a Regulatory Law Conference on 13th July in Birmingham which will cover a variety of topics providing essential updates on specialist areas, informative discussion on topical issues and practical tips for those who act in regulatory cases. We would be delighted if

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23 Apr 2018

Consumer product information, labelling and the role of the regulator

Members of the Six Pump Court’s Consumer Law Team will host a session at this year’s CTSI Symposium. David Travers QC and Laura Phillips will present a mini-theatre session on 4th June entitled Consumer product information - Caveat venditor, caveat emptor and the role of the

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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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30 Oct 2017

Taking Stock: The State of Food Law and Policy in Canada

David Travers QC has been invited to present at the second national conference on Food Law and Policy in Canada, entitled Taking Stock: The State of Food Law and Policy in Canada which will be hosted by the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and take place between the 2nd and 4th November 2017.

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10 Oct 2017

David Travers QC to give after dinner speech at RSPH Awards ceremony 2017

David Travers QC has been invited to give the after dinner speech at the Royal Society of Public Health’s 2017 awards ceremony to be held at the East Wintergarden in London Docklands on Thursday 19th October. The evening will be co-hosted by Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE and broadcaster

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10 Jul 2017

David Travers QC led Mark Watson in the defence of Martinisation London Ltd at Old Bailey 

David Travers QC and Mark Watson represented Martinisation London Limited after the company was accused of corporate manslaughter and associated health and safety offences. Two employees of the company, Tomasz Procko, 22, and Karol Symanski, 29, had died while working on a property in Cadogan

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04 Jul 2017

David Travers QC lectures in Brazil on food fraud and integrity issues

David Travers QC has returned from a trip to Brazil organised by the Bar Council in collaboration with the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil and Lex Anglo Brasil. David took part in panel discussions in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro about corruption and financial crime before speaking in Bello Horizonte

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26 Jun 2017

CTSI Conference 2017 – Sentencing in Food Cases

Members of the Six Pump Court Chambers Food Law Team will host a session at the CTSI Conference taking place this week in Harrogate. David Travers QC, Ian Thomas and David Hercock will present a mini-theatre session on 28th June entitled “Due Diligence Revisited – protection against

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16 May 2017

Water company fined £1.6m for health and safety offences

David Travers QC represented South West Water which has been fined £1.6m for health and safety offences relating to the death of an employee who drowned at work. Robert Geach, 54, fell into a filtration tank at the Falmouth Water Treatment Works in December 2013. Truro Crown Court heard that

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31 Mar 2017

Critical Law and Corporate Crime

David Travers QC will be a guest speaker at the Critical Law and Corporate Social Responsibility Network Conference at Canterbury Christ Church University. The focus at this event will be on critical law and corporate crimes - on the corporation as a legal person and it's capability and tendency to

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29 Mar 2017

Six Pump Court barristers recognised in this year’s Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers was established in the USA in 1983 and describes itself as “the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide”. Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC and William Upton are ranked as Leading Individuals in the new edition of the ‘Best

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16 Jan 2017

David Travers QC acts for major retailer Wilko following serious injury to employee

The major high street retailer Wilko Retail Ltd has been fined over £2m in the latest prosecution under the Sentencing Guidelines. David Travers QC acted for Wilko which is a “very large organization” within the meaning of the guideline. The retailer pleaded guilty at the first opportunity

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21 Oct 2016

The Autonomous Consumer and the Dutiful State: A Real Problem or Simply Food for Thought?

David Travers QC will be speaking at a conference entitled The Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada, in Halifax, Nova Scotia next month. David will present a paper called "The Autonomous Consumer and the Dutiful State: A Real Problem or Simply Food for Thought” in the session entitled

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18 Oct 2016

National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference 2016

On Tuesday 4th October October, David Travers QC participated in the IOSH National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference 2016. The aim of the Conference was to explore fresh ways to address the most pressing health and safety issues that affect the industry, providing sector

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16 Sep 2016

Telling the truth about food - 5 Oct 2016

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Kindly sponsored by Mick Antoniw AM, Counsel General for Wales and the University of South Wales – BARC. Part of the “Taking Responsibility” series of lectures organised by the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (“BARC”)

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05 Sep 2016

David Travers QC to speak at IBA Annual Conference in Washington

The annual International Bar Association Conference will be held in Washington this month. It is the premier event of the international legal circuit and attracts many representatives of the international legal and commercial sectors. David Travers QC will be speaking on product recalls in a

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30 Aug 2016

Company fined over £100,000 for food safety and hygiene offences

Birmingham Crown Court imposed a total fine of £105,000 on a major corporation with an annual turnover of £1.6 billion on 19 August 2016 for three breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013. Richard Barraclough QC prosecuted the case for Birmingham City Council and David

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27 Jul 2016

BHA Catering Guide to Good Hygiene Practice Launched

The British Hospitality Association's Catering Guide to Good Hygiene Practice had its official launch this month at an event in London . Chaired by David Travers QC, the event was attended by over 150 food and hygiene experts.  Click here for more. David Travers QC commented  “I was

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18 Jul 2016

Members act in West Coast Railway safety failings case

In a case brought by the Office of Road and Rail (ORR), West Coast Railway Company Limited and one of their steam train drivers have been prosecuted following a near miss at a busy main line railway junction at Royal Wooton Bassett after a Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD). The incident was a

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05 Jul 2016

Major Launch of New Industry Food Hygiene Guide

David Travers QC will chair an event to launch the publication of the long-awaited Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Catering 2016 on 11th July 2016 at the RAF Club in London. Catherine Brown the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency and Dr Lisa Ackerley will be speaking, and David

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