News

25 Jul 2016

Nicholas Baldock secures significant damages for soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Nicholas Baldock has secured a six figure damages sum on behalf of a soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2012. Nicholas Baldock negotiated a large settlement for the soldier who sustained injuries when he came under fire and took evading action; the soldier had been sent out on patrol

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18 Jul 2016

Enforcement of Environmental Law - Conference for Solicitors

On Monday 18th July 2016, Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger will be among the speakers at a conference on the enforcement of environmental law, to be held for the benefit of the City of London Solicitors’ Society at the offices of Slaughter and May. The topics to be

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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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14 Jul 2016

Craig Evans successfully defends man accused of wounding with intent

Craig Evans has successfully defended Haval Whab at Maidstone Crown Court who was acquitted yesterday after trial of wounding with intent and wounding in the alternative. The prosecution case was that at a Christmas celebration at the Tara Restaurant, Chatham, the defendant struck the

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14 Jul 2016

Stunt boss pleads guilty to health and safety offences

A stunt boss represented by Tanya Robinson and prosecuted by Mark Watson has pleaded guilty to health and safety offences.  For press coverage of the case see below:- The Mirror Kent Online    

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13 Jul 2016

Oliver Saxby QC defends Anthony Ayres

The trial of Anthony Ayres started in front of Mrs Justice McGowan at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday. Mr Ayres is alleged to have brutally attacked an acquaintance called Kelly Pearce at a friend’s address in Canvey Island in November 2015. The jury have been told that Mr Ayres was on life

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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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05 Jul 2016

Criminal Law Seminar - Making the Digital Case System Work

On Thursday 21st July, the Criminal Law Team at Six Pump Court Chambers will host a seminar entitled 'Making the Digital Case System Work' at which they will discuss the progress and use of the DCS for criminal law practitioners. The event is free to attend and will take place at our Annexe in

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04 Jul 2016

Wrestling Move Murder Trial Continues

The trial of three brothers charged with the murder of a vulnerable woman who they performed WWE wrestling manoeuvres on over an alleged 7-hour period continues. Oliver Saxby QC, instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors and leading Sara Haroon, is representing the first defendant, Joshua Knight. The

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29 Jun 2016

Pension Fund Managers Legal Duties and Climate Risk

Frances Lawson will speak at a seminar next week organised jointly between ClientEarth and ShareAction entitled Clarifying Legal Duties – the implications for pensions and climate risk. The event is being held to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Law Commission’s 2014 review,

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27 Jun 2016

Trademarks and Copyright Offences case brought by Local Authority

In a recent regulatory case, Ian Whitehurst represented a medium-size retailer in a prosecution brought by a trading standards department in relation to trade marks and copyright offences. The Local Authority sought a confiscation order against the director and the company in excess of

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23 Jun 2016

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert speaking at RTPI 2016 Planning Law Update Conference

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert of Six Pump Court Chambers' Planning Team will be speaking at today's 2016 RTPI Planning Law Update Conference. This one-day conference will provide a thorough,  examination of the key legal issues and will try to help delegates to navigate the labyrinth of

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22 Jun 2016

Environmental Law Masterclass Seminars

Six Pump Court continues our series of environmental law seminars with two  ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Wednesday 29th June 2016 Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’ Topics and Brexit/Remain Reaction (2 CPD points) *PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT

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22 Jun 2016

Tom Dunn secures acquittals in Operation Silverton following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court

Tom Dunn, instructed by Paul Lahiff & Co., has secured the acquittal of Raymond Duigan on charges of conspiracy to rob and false imprisonment following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court. The prosecution case was that the defendants, dressed as police officers and equipped with fake

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20 Jun 2016

Mukhtiar Singh in the Court of Appeal in contractual dispute involving the locking of a website

Mukhtiar Singh has made his first appearance in the Court of Appeal on behalf of an applicant seeking permission to appeal. The appeal stems from a claim alleging breach of contract against a website design company for locking a website following a dispute about payment. This was a multi-million

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20 Jun 2016

Richard Barraclough QC acting in two fraud cases

Richard Barraclough QC has acted in two separate fraud cases over the last few months, one involving the sale of drugged and dangerous horses; the other involving false claims relating to the recycling of electronic waste destined for the Nigerian market. In the first case he represented a

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17 Jun 2016

UKELA Annual Conference 2016

The UKELA Annual Conference is taking place in Brighton between Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2016. The theme is  'From Global to Local' - how international environmental law affects UK practice in energy, infrastructure, nature conservation, planning, marine and regulation. Stephen Hockman QC

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15 Jun 2016

Private Nuisance Litigation Masterclass - Seminar

Our series of Masterclass Environmental Law Seminars continues next month with a second seminar,  Private Nuisance Litigation Masterclass to be held on 11th July. The first of these seminars was entitled Environmental Permitting Masterclass and was held on 29th June. Second Masterclass

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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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13 Jun 2016

Defining the Boundary between European and National Law

In a paper entitled ‘Defining the Boundary between European and National Law’, Anthony Speaight QC and Stephen Hockman QC explore the future impact of EU laws on the UK and explore ways in which domestic legislation could be enacted to help define boundaries between UK and EU law. They conclude

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08 Jun 2016

International Symposium on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages

Stephen Hockman QC will be speaking at the International Symposium on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages to be held at the University of Oxford today, 8th June 2016. The event is the first in a series of high level international symposia organised by the Commonwealth Climate and

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08 Jun 2016

Transfer of Power: the Energy Act 2016 and Wind Farms

Following a request from Lexis PSL, Megan Thomas provides comment on the impact of the Energy Act 2016 on large onshore wind farms and the impact of the changes which will see the decision making process devolved from central government to local planning authorities. Megan also outlines the key

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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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07 Jun 2016

Oliver Saxby QC instructed to lead for Crown in Oxford killing

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to prosecute the man accused of having killed the Oxford historian, Adrian Greenwood. Mr Greenwood’s body was found at his home in Oxford on 6th April. The trial will take place later this year. Please use the links below for media coverage of the

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25 May 2016

Hot Topics in Food Law Seminar

David Travers QC and Stuart Jessop took part in MBL Seminars' 'Hot Topics in Food Law' on 23rd May. David, who chaired the seminar, introduced the day with a talk and discussion on 'risk' in Food Law and Stuart addressed the impact of the New Sentencing Guidelines, enforcement and what

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