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21 Oct 2015

Planning Permission Decision quashed due to apparent bias

Stuart Jessop comments on Kelton v Wiltshire Council [2015] EWHC 2853 (Admin) The grant of planning permission for a residential development, which included affordable housing, had to be quashed by the High Court as tainted by apparent bias where one of the councillors who had voted in favour of

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20 Oct 2015

How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System

Anne Williams will be speaking at a forthcoming White Paper Planning Conference entitled 'How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System'. Anne will lead the session called 'Presumption in Favour: How much weight is being given to the presumption in favour of development'

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20 Oct 2015

Hospitality Sector & Liability for Child Sexual Exploitation: an update

Richard Barraclough QC will be speaking at an event dealing with the risks and liabilities faced by the hospitality sector in circumstances where their property may be used by those engaged in child sexual exploitation crime. In his presentation, Richard will deal with the issues surrounding

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16 Oct 2015

Mock Public Inquiry - Friday 6th November

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 6th November 2015. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of

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16 Oct 2015

Stuart Jessop successfully prosecutes consumer credit business operating without licence

Stuart Jessop has successfully prosecuted two defendants under the Consumer Protection Act for carrying on a consumer credit business without a licence. Both defendants were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court, having already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, for carrying on an illegal

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12 Oct 2015

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand begin Operation Reno defence

Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand have begun their defence of James Carragher, the catholic De La Salle Brother charged with sexually abusing 15 young boys in his care at the St Williams Children’s Home near Market Weighton in Yorkshire in the 1970s and 1980s. The trial at Leeds Crown Court is

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08 Oct 2015

Liability and Remedies in Land and Water Contamination Claims : A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year: Liability and Remedies in Contamination Claims (Land and Water): Maximising your Client’s Recovery and Minimising Your Risk Speakers: Richard Barraclough QC, Nicholas Baldock, William Upton,

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06 Oct 2015

Planning Policy Under the New Government – a briefing

At a Westminster Briefing event entitled ‘Planning Policy under the new Government’ on 29th September, William Upton outlined the planning reforms currently underway and the direction of the new government’s planning policy. A copy of the presentation is available available

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05 Oct 2015

POCA in Planning Enforcement seminar

On 29th September 2015, Stuart Jessop and Laura Phillips spoke to delegates at the Royal Town Planning Institute's seminar entitled, 'POCA in Planning Enforcement'. They lectured on the subject of the Proceeds of Crime Act in other disciplines, with Stuart focussing on the potential use of money

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05 Oct 2015

Man found guilty of ordering his wife to kill her family

In this case, a man who had amassed a large collection of firearms and with a history of domestic violence, has been convicted of ordering his wife to kill her family who were living in Hong Kong. He had threatened to kill their son if she failed. Hon Cheong Chu was found guilty on 22 charges at

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02 Oct 2015

Environmental Permit Revocation and Appeals to the Planning Inspectorate: a Case Note

Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for a waste recycling operator. His commentary, provided here concerns the appeal in a case against a revocation notice by the Environment Agency of a waste transfer permit in respect of which the

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01 Oct 2015

Six Pump Court wins Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is proud to have won top set in the Real Estate, Environment & Planning category of the Legal 500 2015 UK Bar Awards. The full list of winners were announced yesterday. Our Planning & Environmental Team profile and full list of members can be viewed here The full list

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28 Sep 2015

Sentencing in latest Operation Pallial case

Eleanor Laws QC and Catherine Donnelly prosecuted the case of Cooke and others over three months earlier this year. The case forms part of Operation Pallial; the ongoing investigation into historic sexual and physical abuse in North Wales Children’s homes. On Friday, five men were sentenced to a

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24 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court shortlisted in three categories in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court is pleased to receive four nominations in three separate categories of the Legal 500 2015 UK Bar Awards. Crime – Silk of the Year – Eleanor Laws QC Real Estate, Environment and Planning – Set of the Year Real Estate, Environment and Planning – Silk of the Year –

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24 Sep 2015

Eleanor Laws QC nominated for Crime Silk of the Year in 2015 UK Bar Awards

Eleanor Laws QC has been nominated for Crime Silk of the Year in both the Chambers UK Bar Awards and Legal 500 UK Bar Awards. The awards recognise the most outstanding achievements in the UK legal sector and are awarded annually based on the opinions of lawyers and research and interviews

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21 Sep 2015

Stephen Hockman QC leads legal delegation to Hong Kong

Stephen Hockman QC as Treasurer of the Middle Temple is leading a group of some 50 practitioners on a visit to Hong Kong this week. Hong Kong remains in part, a common law jurisdiction and joint seminars will be held with the local judiciary and legal profession on topics ranging from the rule

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18 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court Chambers barristers, Eleanor Laws QC, Mark Watson and Christopher Badger have been shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards. The nominations which were announced yesterday include:-   Crime: Silk of the Year - Eleanor Laws QC Environment/Planning: Junior of

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17 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015)

Six Pump Court is recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015) with 50 individual recommendations. This year there were twelve additional recommendations and, as well as existing set rankings, Chambers was also additionally ranked as a Set in Crime. The twelve areas of law members

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10 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court and UKELA present a seminar on Criminal Enforcement by Regulators

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year. This forthcoming seminar is being held in association with UKELA Topical Issues in Criminal Enforcement by Regulators: Current Issues Speakers: Christopher Badger, Richard Banwell, Mark

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08 Sep 2015

Sentence in Old Bailey Sex Ring Trial

The six men convicted of various sex offences committed in the Aylesbury area from 2006-2010 were sentenced to a total of 82 and a half years today at the Old Bailey. They had been convicted in July following a lengthy trial at which the two complainants had given evidence live in court over the

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07 Sep 2015

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Conference – 6th October

Six Pump Court Chambers and Kent Law Society are delighted to present this one day Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Update. This timely and comprehensive conference will cover all of the important developments in the principal areas of law, practice and procedure over the last 12

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04 Sep 2015

David Travers QC to speak at the Food Law Group's 25th anniversary dinner

David Travers QC will speak at the forthcoming dinner being held to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Food Law Group to be held at the Reform Club. The event will take place on Friday 11th September and will be hosted by Mr Richard Kingham, a long-standing member of the Food Law Group. To

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01 Sep 2015

Kristiina Reed to speak at the International Society of Forensic Genetics Congress

Kristiina Reed is to present a lecture entitled ‘Forensic DNA: Legal and Regulatory Landscapes’ during the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Forensic Genetics workshop at the 26th Congress of the International Society of Forensic Genetics in Krakow, August 31st - September 5, 2015.The aims of

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27 Aug 2015

Oliver Saxby QC secures acquittals in ‘builder’ attempted murder trial

The jury yesterday acquitted Jenny Turrell of wounding with intent - she having earlier been cleared of attempted murder at the close of the Crown’s case. The Crown alleged that she and her co-defendant (and husband), Robert Symons, had attacked a man called Jeff King in the street, causing

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24 Aug 2015

Emmaline Lambert represents the London Borough of Hackney in confiscation order case

Emmaline Lambert has represented the London Borough of Hackney and secured a confiscation order in the amount of £700,000 against an individual following convictions for breach of an enforcement notice. The defendant had built a block of flats containing 34 flats. Planning permission had been

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