News

05 Jul 2019

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

In this article Gordon Menzies explores the practical differences between ad hoc and institutional arbitration and the factors which a party will want to be alive to when making the decision as to which approach to adopt. Please click here to view the full article.

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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. It looks at the new White Paper published by the Government earlier this month and argues that specific consideration should be given to a general duty

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22 Feb 2019

Comply first and fight later: the law relating to section 20 requests

Gordon Menzies and Mark Davies have written an article concerning the wide-ranging powers provided by section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. In the article they discuss interpretation and the ambit of these powers and the subsequent enforceable duties. Following on from a recent

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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 Aug 2018

Manslaughter prosecutions of those involved in supplying drugs and legal highs: an analysis

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies recently prosecuted an individual who sold ‘DNP’ slimming pills over the internet for offences of manslaughter in what has been described as a ‘landmark case’. The defendant received a total sentence of 7 years imprisonment. This case may well

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05 Jul 2018

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies appear in 'deadly' slimming pills case

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies instructed by Harrow Council successfully prosecuted an individual who sold ‘DNP’ slimming pills over the internet for offences of manslaughter in what has been described as a ‘landmark case’. Bernard Rebelo ran a business which sold

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27 Jun 2018

Manslaughter conviction in slimming pills case

Bernard Rebelo was today convicted of placing unsafe food (Dinitrophenol) on the market and the gross negligence manslaughter of Eloise Parry. BBC News Report The Guardian The Daily Mail Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies were prosecuting. More detailed news item to follow.

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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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15 May 2018

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies prosecute case involving death of woman from slimming pills

On 14th May Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies (for the prosecution) began the trial at the Inner London Crown Court of three individuals charged with an offence under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England ) Regulations 2013 and manslaughter by unlawful act and gross negligence after they

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09 Oct 2017

Regulatory and Planning Law Conference 2017 (Leeds)

Six Pump Court presents a Regulatory and Planning Law Conference to be held on 20th November in Leeds. The event will cover a variety of topics providing essential updates on specialist areas, informative discussion on topical issues and practical tips for regulators and for those who represent

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07 Nov 2014

Gordon Menzies and Frances Aldson prosecute in a trading standards case involving auctioneers accused of fraudulently taking thousands of pounds of customers' money

Gordon Menzies and Frances Aldson have commenced a trial at Reading Crown Court prosecuting three family members who ran an auction house and allegedly siphoned off customer's money for their own gain. While customers who had entrusted items to the business went without payment, the jury were told

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28 Jul 2014

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies host seminar at MWAI Architects on recent changes to the planning regime

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies hosted a seminar at MWAI Architects this month in which they spoke about the recent changes to the planning appeals system. The seminars, the latest of which was hosted by MWAI Architects (and also attended by consultants involved in the planning industry

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