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13 Feb 2019

Black Taxis in High Court challenge to decision to grant Uber their licence

Robert Griffiths QC and Stuart Jessop will represent the United Cabbies Group on behalf of the United Taxi Action Group in the High Court today in the Claimant’s challenge to the Chief Magistrate’s decision in June last year to grant Uber London Limited a Private Hire Vehicle Operators

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21 Dec 2018

Robert Griffiths QC appointed as adviser on Commonwealth Investment and Dispute Resolution by the Commonwealth Secretariat

Robert Griffiths QC has been appointed as high level adviser on Commonwealth Investment and Dispute Resolution to the Commonwealth Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform. The Commonwealth Office of Civil and Criminal Justice Reform acts as the primary focal point of all legal work

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23 Nov 2018

Robert Griffiths QC instructed by Hampstead pub landlord in challenge to Hampstead BID levy

Robert Griffiths QC has been instructed by a Hampstead pub landlord following his refusal to pay a business levy imposed by the Hampstead Business Improvement District (BID). The Hampstead Business Improvement District levy was introduced in 2016 by local businesses and is enforced by Camden

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05 Nov 2018

Black cab drivers granted permission to bring a claim for judicial review of Uber licence decision

In a High Court decision last week, the United Cabbies Group (on behalf of the United Taxi Action Group) represented by Robert Griffiths QC and Stuart Jessop were granted permission to bring a claim for judicial review of the decision to award a new licence to Uber. In the ruling, the judge

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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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19 Sep 2018

Uber decision to be judicially reviewed

Robert Griffiths QC and Stuart Jessop have been instructed through Chiltern Law LLP on behalf of a trade association representing Hackney Carriage drivers in London to commence Judicial Review proceedings against the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in respect of a decision by the Senior District

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01 Aug 2018

New book on food law by Ian Thomas

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce the publication of "A Practical Guide to the Law Relating to Food", written by Ian Thomas. Finding what the law says can be quite straightforward but this book helps provide an explanation of how food law is applied in practice. It will be of benefit to

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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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19 Mar 2018

Robert Griffiths QC elected to a Fellowship of the Erasmus Forum

Robert Griffiths QC has been elected to a Fellowship of the Erasmus Forum in recognition of his contribution to law, sport and the philosophy of sport. The Erasmus Fellows is a group of renowned scholars and experts. Drawn from diverse fields, they work with Erasmus Forum on our activities and

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05 Dec 2017

Ian Thomas elected a Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology

Ian Thomas has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT). The award was presented at SOFHT's recent Annual Lecture and Lunch. Su Werran, SOFHT Operations Director, said this was a well deserved Fellowship for Ian's "outstanding contribution to the Society. SOFHT

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06 Oct 2017

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference 2017

** NEW VENUE** - Bridgewood Manor Hotel, near Bluebell Hill, Walderslade Woods, Chatham, Kent, ME5 9AX Kent Law Society together with Six Pump Court are hosting the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Annual Conference 2017 which will take place on 21st November in Rochester. This

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02 Aug 2017

Six Pump Court welcomes two new members to Chambers

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Robert Griffiths QC and Nicola Strachan to Chambers. Robert Griffiths QC is a senior practising Queen’s Counsel who has a multi-disciplinary practice across a range of specialist areas of law. He has appeared in a large number of reported cases, many of

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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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14 Jun 2016

Consumer Law team to present at the annual CTSI Conference next week

Members of the Six Pump Court Consumer Law Team will be speaking at the Trading Standards Institute Conference 2016 next week at the International Centre Telford. Ian Thomas and others from our Consumer Law team will present a mini-theatre session for conference attendees on 22nd June - details

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15 Mar 2016

Six Pump Court hosts Health & Safety Prosecutions seminar for LBLA practitioners

On Monday, Six Pump Court Chambers hosted a seminar for London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA) practitioners on ‘Health and Safety Prosecutions’. At this event, attended by local authorities within the LBLA network, Ian Thomas, David Hercock and Stuart Jessop, all members of the Six Pump

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04 Mar 2016

Ian Thomas provides some insight into the new Sentencing Guidelines for regulatory offences

The new sentencing guidelines came into force on 1 February 2016 for the sentencing of offences relating to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene. Ian Thomas provides some insight into their significance and potential impact. Click here for the full-text of the

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13 Aug 2015

Ian Thomas to speak at the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures

Ian Thomas will speak at the keynote forum of the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures taking place between 17th and 19th August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel near the National Exhibition Centre. Ian will Chair sessions during the conference and will

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24 Jun 2015

Consumer Law team speaking at the annual CTSI Conference

Members of the Six Pump Court Consumer Law Team will be speaking at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Conference 2015. David Travers QC and Ian Thomas will present a mini-session for conference attendees entitled ‘Product labelling – what information does the consumer really want

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01 May 2015

Ian Thomas speaks at Food Law Conference

Ian Thomas recently spoke at the Food Law Conference 2015 - A Review of the Latest Developments.  In his presentation, Ian spoke on 'Food Labelling and Food Information'. The conference was organised by MBL Seminars and a link to the programme for the event which took place on 21st April is

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20 Nov 2013

Ian Thomas joins Six Pump Court

Chambers is pleased to announce that specialist Regulatory Law barrister Ian Thomas has returned to practice at Six Pump Court. Ian Thomas was called to the Bar in 1993 by Gray’s Inn and he was a member of Chambers until 2006. He then moved to Ireland with his family and re-qualified as a

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