News February 2014

28 Feb 2014

Members of Six Pump Court participate in Central Law Training conference “Defending Regulatory Proceedings”.

On 25th February David Travers QC chaired (and lectured about disciplinary proceedings at) the annual CLT conference on the defence of regulatory proceedings. Other members of Chambers invited to speak were Oliver Saxby QC on the Proceeds of Crime Act, Mark Watson on Sentencing and, Lee...

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26 Feb 2014

Supreme Court reviews nuisance law - Coventry v Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13

The Supreme Court has today unanimously allowed the appeal of Kate Lawrence and Ray Shields. The appeal raised a number of important points in connection with the law of private nuisance, regarding prescription, "coming to a nuisance", the character of the locality and the relevance of planning...

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26 Feb 2014

Mock Public Inquiry Training Event - 14th March

On 14th March 2014, 6 Pump Court will be hosting a Mock Public Inquiry in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. This is a one-day training event in the practice and procedure at Public Inquiries. The event will cover training in Inquiry...

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21 Feb 2014

Pension Liberation Fraud: New Kid on the Block

Stuart Jessop and Ian Whitehurst discuss the dangers of new pension fraud scams promising savers early access to their pension pots. To view the article click here

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19 Feb 2014

Partnership sentenced for lake safety failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted a farming partnership which was fined £60,000 plus £31,252.12 in costs for water safety failures that led to the death of a 17 year old worker at a lake on a wetland wildlife reserve. The reserve near Wicken, Cambridgeshire, said to be essential to wildfowl in East...

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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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12 Feb 2014

Chatrooms and 21st Century Insider Dealings

Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop discuss the latest area of financial trading being targeted by regulators. To view the article click here

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09 Feb 2014

A Practical Guide to POCA & Unused Material: A Defence Perspective

In a further article available on our website, Ian Whitehurst discusses the legal process involved in confiscation proceedings and the issue of disclosure.The article is available on our website and a link to it can be found here.

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07 Feb 2014

Eleanor Laws QC prosecutes Lord Somerset who yesterday received a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for assaulting his wife

Lord Somerset, yesterday received a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for assaulting his wife. Eleanor Laws QC was prosecuting. To read more news on this click here

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06 Feb 2014

New Member of Chambers

Six Pump Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Stuart Jessop who joins our Regulatory and Crime Teams. Stuart has a significant practice in the area of business and financial crime which includes a large element of fraud and intellectual property work. Stuart's extensive experience in this area...

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05 Feb 2014

Assessing the impact of R (Virgin Media) v Zinga

Oliver Saxby QC, Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop have co-written an article on private prosecutions which discusses the foundations laid down by the recent case R (Virgin Media) v Zinga. To access the article from our list of publications click here

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