22 Jan 2014

Six Pump Court wins Climate Change Chambers of the Year Award

Six Pump Court Chambers has been awarded Corporate INTL's 'Climate Change Chambers of the Year in England Award' 2014. The Corporate INTL Global Awards recognise leading lawyers in their specialist areas and reward excellence not only in expertise but also in service. The winners of the awards

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20 Jan 2014

Manslaughter trial of Clement and Thorne underway

The trial of Peter Clement and Lloyd Thorne on a charge of manslaughter is underway at Canterbury Crown Court. The Crown allege a joint enterprise attack by the defendants on the deceased, a man called David Wilkes. Richard Barraclough QC (instructed by BKRW Solicitors) and Oliver Saxby

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15 Jan 2014

Lawyers Protest over Cuts to Criminal Justice System

Last week Six Pump Court Chambers barristers joined others in a protest against cuts to the criminal legal justice system. On Monday lawyers staged a half-day walk-out and protested outside courts. In Maidstone, over 50 barristers congregated outside the Crown Court. To read more click here

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13 Jan 2014

Eleanor Laws QC to attend cross party inquiry into child sexual exploitation

Eleanor Laws QC will be taking part in a cross party inquiry at Westminster into child sexual exploitation which will investigate the effectiveness of legislation for tackling child sexual exploitation and trafficking within the UK. It will be chaired by Ann Coffey, Stockport MP and chair of the

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10 Jan 2014

CBA Conference Serious Sexual Offences - course materials available (6 CPD points)

Materials from last year's Criminal Bar Association's Conference on Serious Sexual Offences are available from the CBA website. The materials cost £60 and qualify for 6 CPD points. Eleanor Laws QC was one of the speakers at the Conference and presented a lecture on Recovered Memory in

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03 Jan 2014

A Taxing Time Ahead: The Reality Behind the Rhetoric

Ian Whitehurst, in an article published on the website today, discusses the current UK tax regime and recent efforts to crack down on tax evasion. In the article he discusses the legislation and argues that the recent measures have created a highly complex tax regime which has not lived up to the

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12 Dec 2013

Eleanor Laws QC interviewed by the BBC on the new sentencing guidelines in sex cases

Eleanor Laws QC was interviewed live by the BBC this morning to discuss the new tougher sentencing guidelines in sex cases. To view more of the BBC coverage of the new guidelines click here

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11 Dec 2013

Mukhtiar Singh invited to join the Employment Lawyers Association working party on caste discrimination

Mukhtiar Singh has been invited to join the Employment Lawyers Association (“ELA”) working party on caste discrimination. Mukhtiar joins the working party newly formed in preparation for the Government’s consultation on legislation against caste-based discrimination and harassment in the UK.

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10 Dec 2013

Eleanor Laws QC prosecutes aristocrat for domestic abuse

Eleanor Laws QC has prosecuted Lord Somerset for assaulting his wife repeatedly over a 22 year period. The sentencing hearing will take place on 6th February 2014. For news coverage of the cases please use the links below:- Daily Mail Daily Telegraph The Times BBC News

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02 Dec 2013

Adaku Parker to represent defendant accused of managing three brothels in central London

Adaku Parker has been instructed to represent one of four defendants charged with conspiracy to assist in the management of three brothels in the central London area. The case will be tried next year at Southwark Crown Court. To view more of Adaku's practice click here

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28 Nov 2013

Six Pump Court Criminal Team launch their first Newsletter

The Criminal Team at Six Pump Court are pleased to announce their inaugural Newsletter. Issue 1 contains updates covering recent legal developments, court news and recent cases as well as an update on our own Criminal Team at Six Pump Court. To view Issue 1 click here

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20 Nov 2013

Ian Thomas joins Six Pump Court

Chambers is pleased to announce that specialist Regulatory Law barrister Ian Thomas has returned to practice at Six Pump Court. Ian Thomas was called to the Bar in 1993 by Gray’s Inn and he was a member of Chambers until 2006. He then moved to Ireland with his family and re-qualified as a

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18 Nov 2013

Remitted Joint Core Strategy still found to be sound

The Inspector’s Report has been published recommending the adoption of the remitted parts of the Joint Core Strategy for the Greater Norwich area. This deals with the parts of the JCS that were remitted for reconsideration following the judgment of the High Court in Heard v Broadland DC and

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07 Nov 2013

Criminal Team recognised in Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014

Recommendations were made in both the London Bar and South East Circuit sections of the Directory and some of the coverage is outlined below:- Eleanor Laws QC ranked Silk, Band 5 London Bar Oliver Saxby QC, ranked New Silk, London Bar Richard Barraclough QC: “…very distinctive, deep voice,

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06 Nov 2013

Stephen Hockman QC appointed Honorary President of the London and South-East Region of the United Nations Association-UK.

Stephen Hockman QC has been appointed as the Honorary President of the London and South-East Region of the United Nations Association-UK. Previous incumbents have included Juliet Colman (then chair of UNIFEM) and Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. The current outgoing president is Philippe Sands

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03 Nov 2013

Chambers UK 2014 - Six Pump Court receives recommendations in nine areas of law

Six Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that it has been recommended in nine areas of law by the highly regarded Chambers UK 2014 UK Bar Directory published last week. Barristers have been recommended in nine areas of law, including two completely new practice areas with our

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03 Nov 2013

Eleanor Laws QC in Radio 5 live debate on the use of cameras in court

Eleanor Laws QC took part in a Radio 5 discussion on the use of cameras in court last week. New rules now allow cameras into the court of appeal. It's the first time filming has been allowed in any courtroom in England and Wales. To listen to the debate click here

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01 Nov 2013

Response to 'Transforming Legal Aid: Next Steps' Consultation

6 Pump Court Criminal Team Response to Next Steps Consultation Introduction 1. 6 Pump Court is a long established common law set of some 54 self-employed barristers who practice in criminal, family, employment and civil law. It has 6 QCs, 1 Deputy High Court Judge, 2 Crown Court Recorders

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18 Oct 2013

New Members of Chambers

Six Pump Court Chambers are pleased to announce that upon successful completion of pupillage, Mukhtiar Singh and William Hotham have joined Six Pump Court Chambers as tenants. Bringing a wealth of experience from previous employment, Mukhtiar Singh is fast-developing a practice in employment,

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16 Oct 2013

"Vulnerable Witnesses" - Six Pump Court Chambers Crime Seminar

Six Pump Court is to hold a seminar on 'Vulnerable Witnesses' on Thursday 28th November with speakers Eleanor Laws QC and Nina Ellin. The session will be held at our Maidstone office at 5.30pm and is accredited with 1.5 CPD points. The seminar will be followed by some Christmas drinks. To

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14 Oct 2013

Eleanor Laws QC successfully defends US investment banker charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

Eleanor Laws QC has successfully defended US investment banker, Edward Sappin on charges of attempted rape and sexual assault. The case was heard at Blackfriars Crown Court. Click here for article in the Daily Mail

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09 Oct 2013

Six Pump Court barristers nominated in Chambers 100 UK Bar

Mark Harris and Mark Watson have been nominated for inclusion into the Chambers 100 UK Bar. The Chambers UK Bar ranks the top barristers in the UK and publication is planned for the Autumn. To view the full list of nominations click here

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04 Oct 2013

Six Pump Court Chambers named as Health & Safety 'Set of the Year'

Six Pump Court Chambers were named Health & Safety 'Set of the Year' last night at the Chambers Bar Awards ceremony. "Going from strength to strength, this set has established a leading presence in the health and safety field as just one aspect of its broader and well-recognised regulatory

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03 Oct 2013

Mark Harris and Mark Watson represent Environment Agency in an appeal by Thames Water against sentence

Mark Harris and Mark Watson have successfully represented the Environment Agency in an long running prosecution of Thames Water following a flooding incident in south London in 2003. Thames Water had been prosecuted and ordered to pay fines and costs of over £300,000 by a Magistrate's Court in

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02 Oct 2013

Eleanor Laws QC speaks at South East Circuit seminar on the cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses

Eleanor Laws QC  spoke at the South East Circuit seminar entitled "Fragile Witnesses: Handle With Care" yesterday. She spoke on the subject of sex trafficking and HHJ Cutts QC also spoke on vulnerable witnesses. The event was attended by 200 delegates. The seminar was also filmed and will be

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