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03 Feb 2016

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert to speak at the RTPI 2016 Planning Law Conference

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert have been invited to speak at the forthcoming 2016 RTPI annual Planning Law Conference. The Conference will take place on 23 June 2016 in London.  

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02 Feb 2016

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 18th March

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 18th March 2016. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of...

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01 Feb 2016

Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore to deliver CPS South East Sex Abuse Seminar

Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore are to give a seminar on the investigation, preparation and presentation of allegations of historical sexual abuse and sex trafficking to the RASSO unit of CPS South East. The seminar will take place on 11th February.

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27 Jan 2016

Best Lawyers UK recognises leading individuals at Six Pump Court Chambers

Best Lawyers was established in the USA in 1983 and describes itself as “the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide”. Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC and William Upton are ranked as Leading Individuals in the new edition of the ‘Best...

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18 Jan 2016

Murder Acquittal

Jonathan Cudworth, represented by Oliver Saxby QC, was acquitted of murder on Friday following a 4 week trial, his defence of loss of control having been accepted by the jury. Cudworth had stabbed his Polish wife, Mika, to death at their house near Deal in Kent following an argument one night...

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12 Jan 2016

Anatomy of an Impossible Trial for Child Exploitation

Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for one of the defendants. The case involved serious sex/trafficking offences, including engaging an honourable and vulnerable girl in prostitution. The case was complex and involved the use of an...

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08 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - looking ahead to 2016

In a further interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger  looks ahead to the likely developments in 2016 in the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the important cases and legislative developments that are likely to shape 2016 and the implications for businesses and...

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06 Jan 2016

Acting in historical sex abuse trials: Oliver Saxby QC provides an insight into the challenges involved

In this series of case studies Oliver Saxby QC analyses three very substantial historical sex abuse trials in which he was involved over the last 12 months, each of which ended with successful outcomes: R v Bodnar and others at Canterbury Crown Court, in which he led for the defence; R v Singh and...

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06 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - 2015 in review

In an interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger looks at the most significant developments that have affected the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the most significant cases and trends over the last 12 months and assesses the effect these developments have had on his...

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05 Jan 2016

BBC Radio 4 interview with David Travers QC on food safety cases

On BBC4's 'You & Yours' programme on Friday 18th December, David Travers QC spoke on the topic of food safety and specifically, how the courts will approach the new sentencing guidelines in food safety cases. The programme also heard from a case study – a man who suffered serious food...

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05 Jan 2016

COP and post COP: Climate change law in and after Paris

On Thursday 21st January, Six Pump Court will host an event entitled ‘COP and post COP: Climate change law in and after Paris’. The meeting will offer a reflection on the outcomes of the recent international climate change summit that took place in Paris and will feature a distinguished group...

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17 Dec 2015

Leeds Sex Abuse Trial: Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand secure acquittals on majority of charges

After 2 weeks in retirement, the jury in the trial of James Carragher returned their verdicts at around lunchtime yesterday. Mr Carragher faced 62 counts of serious sexual abuse (including 12 counts of buggery/attempted buggery) relating to 16 complainants dating back to the 1970s and 1980s when...

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10 Dec 2015

Oliver Saxby QC begins Cudworth murder defence

The trial of Jon Cudworth began on Monday. Mr Cudworth faces an allegation of murder. The Crown allege that in what was a 'cold and calculated act of premeditation’ he stabbed his wife to death before dumping her body in a field near to where they lived. Oliver Saxby QC is instructed by Reeves...

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07 Dec 2015

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn begin prosecution in murder trial

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn, instructed by the South Eastern Case Work Unit of the CPS, begin the prosecution of Alison Tomlin and John Barham at Maidstone Crown Court this week. Both are jointly charged with the murder of John Birney in Maidstone earlier this year. The trial is likely to last for...

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07 Dec 2015

Keeping up with the PACE 1984

In a recent article for Lexis PSL, Kristiina Reed examines the recent revisions to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE 1984) and looks at how the changes to Code E will affect defence lawyers and suspects? Click here to access the full-text of the article. This article was first...

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27 Nov 2015

The Autumn Statement for environment and energy lawyers

Richard Banwell and Christopher Badger contribute to an analysis of the most important features of the Autumn Statement 2015 for energy and environment lawyers in Lexis PSL expert analysis and industry comment. Please use the links below to access the updates. The Autumn Statement 2015 for...

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26 Nov 2015

Jury Set to Retire in Leeds Sex Abuse Case

The trial of James Carragher, charged with numerous serious sexual offences dating back to his leadership of the St Williams Boys’ Home near Market Weighton in the 1970s and 1980s, is nearing its conclusion. Mr Carragher is represented by Oliver Saxby QC and Kieran Brand, instructed by Christian...

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26 Nov 2015

Planning breach sentence based on 'financial benefit' was double counting

Stuart Jessop comments on the recent appeal against a sentence in R v Kohali. The Court of Appeal in R v. Kohali [2015] EWCA 1757, dealing with an appeal against a sentence for an offence contrary to section 179(2) and (8) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, held that it would be wrong...

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18 Nov 2015

Richard Barraclough QC to address Hotel Forum 2015 on hotel liability in the context of child exploitation

Richard Barraclough QC will address the Hotel Forum 2015 on hotel security and liability in the context of child exploitation. The forum, which takes place tomorrow, will focus on hotel security, brand margin, international travel and critical success factors for a new hotel brand. Richard...

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17 Nov 2015

Practical Planning Issues Deriving from EU Directives (EIA, SEA and Habitats): A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the fourth in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year: Practical Planning Issues Deriving from EU Directives (EIA, SEA and Habitats): recurring questions, the role of EU law, the HRA and the Charter of Fundamental Rights Speakers: William Upton,...

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17 Nov 2015

The New Sentencing Guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences

Revised sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety were recently published by the Sentencing Council and take effect from the 1st February 2016. David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski have taken a look at the changes, and summarised the main elements of...

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13 Nov 2015

Better Case Management: Training and Information Event – 1st December

Six Pump Court is hosting a training event to provide an overview to the changes that will be implemented as a consequence of the ‘Better Case Management Initiative’. The event will also provide a forum to advance the direct duty of engagement between the prosecution and defence. Speakers:...

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13 Nov 2015

Case Preview: R (Wang Yam) v Central Criminal Court & Anor

In this article for the UKSC blog, Kristiina Reed previews the case of Regina (Wang Yam) v the Central Criminal Court and her Majesty’s Attorney General which is awaiting judgement in the Supreme Court. In this case the court will determine the issue of whether there a power under the common...

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10 Nov 2015

John FitzGerald secures acquittal in attempted murder trial

John Fitzgerald has secured an acquittal in an attempted murder trial. The defendant, a Latvian female of good character, was alleged to have driven at speeds of up to 100mph on a narrow country lane before shouting "we're going to heaven now" and immediately driving into a tree in an attempt to...

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09 Nov 2015

David Travers QC to host Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Annual Awards Ceremony

David Travers QC will host the annual awards ceremony of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology at the Savoy, London on Thursday 19th November. David was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology for his work in the sector in 2012. The event will include a lecture...

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