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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. The case involves a legal dispute as to whether slaughterhouse operators have a right to challenge the decisions of

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31 May 2019

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

The Supreme Court has granted permission to appeal 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. Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Limited are appealing

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28 Mar 2019

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock succeed in the Court of Appeal in reducing a fine for health and safety offences by £420,000

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock, instructed by Rachel Lyne of Browne Jacobson LLP, successfully represented the Appellant in an appeal against sentence in Faltec Europe Limited v Health and Safety Executive [2019] EWCA (Crim) 520. Following the recent decision of R v Squibb Group Limited

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07 Mar 2019

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock appear in the Supreme Court in important food safety case

On 5 March 2019 Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock appeared in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (“AIMS”) instructed by Hannah Leese of SAS Daniels LLP. AIMS is a trade association that represents the interests of slaughterhouses within the United

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19 Nov 2018

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock appear in the Divisional Court

On 16 November 2018 the Divisional Court handed down judgment in Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Limited v CPS [2018] EWHC 3122 (Admin). The Appellant had challenged a District Judge’s ruling made in the course of criminal proceedings that an operator of a slaughterhouse could be criminally

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02 Nov 2018

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide. Barristers at Six Pump Court received 40 individual rankings across twelve practice areas. In this new

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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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02 Jul 2018

Court of Appeal ruling on the meaning of the term “recovery”

Neal Soil Suppliers Limited & Others v Natural Resources Wales [2017] EWCA Crim 645 involved an appeal arising from a Crown Court ruling in the course of a preparatory hearing in relation to the meaning of the term “recovery”. The Appellant held an environmental permit enabling it to

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27 Apr 2018

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock successful in the Court of Appeal

On 26 April 2018 the Court of Appeal Criminal Division handed down judgment in R v M Najib & Sons Limited [2018] EWCA 909 (Crim). Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock represented the appellant company and successfully overturned the company’s conviction for an alleged offence under the

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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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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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26 May 2017

Court of Appeal hears food safety appeal

Stephen Hockman QC, and David Hercock appeared in the Court of Appeal last week in judicial review proceedings on behalf of a trade association and slaughterhouse operator seeking to establish that there is a legal right for a slaughterhouse operator to be able to challenge the decision of the FSA

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07 Jun 2016

Environmental Permitting Masterclass - Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the first in our short series of ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’ Topics and Brexit/Remain Reaction *PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED* The purpose of this seminar will be

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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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13 Feb 2014

Six Pump Court Chambers present Health & Safety Seminar

Six Pump Court Chambers, recently awarded the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession's  “Health and Safety Chambers of the Year 2013” joined with Gullards Solicitors to host a seminar on health & safety law in the corporate environment this month. The seminar covered the law in the

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