News

20 Mar 2013

The murder trial of Sarah Ripley (Oliver Saxby prosecuting and Richard Barraclough QC and John O'Higgins defending) commences

The trial of Sarah Ripley - a 21 year old girl charged with murdering her partner, James Heddington, began on Monday at Canterbury Crown Court. It is expected to last 3-4 weeks. Oliver Saxby is prosecuting and Richard Barraclough QC and John O'Higgins are defending. To read more about the

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15 Mar 2013

Thomas Stern defends one of five indicted for murder

Thomas Stern is representing one of five defendants indicted for murder before the Crown Court at Norwich. The complex trial in which the defendants are accused of the murder of a man outside a pub in Great Yarmouth has now completed it's second week.See below for news coverage on the case:-BBC

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15 Mar 2013

Eleanor Laws QC secures reversal of a ruling regarding a vulnerable witness

Eleanor Laws QC yesterday successfully argued in the Court of Appeal that a terminating ruling declaring a vulnerable witness as incompetent, be reversed. The witness had learning difficulties and required an intermediary and interpreter. The Court of Appeal reversed the ruling and sent the case

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14 Mar 2013

Six Pump Court Chambers shortlisted in the Halsbury's Legal Awards 2013

Six Pump Court Chambers has been shortlisted in the 'Chambers of the Year' category by the Halsbury's Laws Legal Awards 2013. The Halsbury's Legal Awards recognise excellence in the law and great contribution to the legal sector. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 8th May in

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12 Mar 2013

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce Oliver Saxby's appointment as Queen's Counsel

Called to the Bar in 1992, Oliver Saxby has built up a strong criminal practice and has been involved in some of the most sensitive, high profile and demanding cases of recent years. His particular areas of expertise include the fields of homicide and serious sexual abuse. Oliver's appointment

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14 Jan 2013

Roy Martin QC appointed as Court of Appeal Judge in Jersey and Guernsey

Chambers is pleased to announce that Roy Martin QC has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to serve as a Judge in the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey on the recommendation of the Lord President of the Court of Session and the Lord Chancellor.  The post is part-time and the Courts sit

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22 Dec 2012

Eleanor Laws QC appointed to sit as Chair in Bar Disciplinary Tribunals

Eleanor Laws QC has been appointed by the Council of the Inns of Court to sit as Chair in Bar Disciplinary Tribunals. To view Eleanor Laws' profile click here

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03 Dec 2012

Pascal Bates Prosecutes Oil Drum Explosion Case

On 27 November Pascal Bates successfully prosecuted C.V.S. (Anglia) Limited, an Ipswich vehicle repair company, for safety failures at its garage premises. A workshop assistant was badly injured when cutting open an old oil drum with an oxy-acetylene torch. The incident was caught on CCTV

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03 Dec 2012

Mark Watson successfully represents Maritime & Coastguard Agency

At Southampton Crown Court on 27 November 2012 Mark Watson successfully represented the Maritime & Coastguard Agency in the first successful prosecution of a UK-based management agent in relation to the safety of an Anglo-Spanish trawler. “The Shark”, based at La Coruna in Galicia but

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30 Nov 2012

David Travers QC and Mark Watson awarded honorary fellowships of the Society of Food and Hygiene and Technology

On 22 November 2012 David Travers QC and Mark Watson were awarded honorary fellowships of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) at the Society's annual lunch at the Savoy.  In presenting the fellowships the chairman of SOFHT expressed thanks to David and Mark for their work over

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07 Nov 2012

Pascal Bates and Simon Taylor lead Bribery Act Training Event

On 1st November 2012 Pascal Bates and Simon Taylor led a CPD accredited training event on the Bribery Act 2010 at the head quarters of Epping Forest District Council. The seminar, whose 25 delegates included the Chief Executive, Head of Planning and the Deputy Head of the Legal Department,

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01 Nov 2012

Nicholas Ostrowski awarded Pegasus Scholarship

Six Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce that Nicholas Ostrowski has been awarded a Pegasus Scholarship. He will be seconded to a number of specialist planning and regulatory lawyers in the United States. We look forward to him returning to chambers in early 2013.

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22 Oct 2012

Nina Ellin speaks at the Level 3 Child Safeguarding Conference 2012

Nina Ellin spoke at the Level 3 Child Safeguarding Conference 2012 held by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine Conference in London last week. The 2-day course involved speakers from a variety of agencies covering all of the knowledge domains of Level 3* Child Safeguarding training. To

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05 Oct 2012

Nicholas Baldock acts for Pride Of Derby Angling Club and obtains injunction to prevent £3m development on part of its waters

Following a four day hearing, a judge has ruled that plans for a £3m hydropower plant on a stretch of the River Trent cannot go ahead. The judge ruled that developers had not properly consulted with the anglers over the plans which had proposed development on a stretch of prime fishing waters

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28 Sep 2012

Criminal Team's established presence in Kent further strengthened with the addition of five experienced practitioners

Chambers is pleased to announce that Tom Stern, John Fitzgerald, Simon Wickens, Tom Dunn and Kieran Brand have joined the Criminal Team. The recruitment of these exceptional practitioners reinforces 6 Pump Court's commitment to providing a specialist, amenable and local service for Kent's

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24 Sep 2012

Eleanor Laws QC and Lucy Luttman secure acquittal of former Head Teacher in sex abuse case

Eleanor Laws QC and Lucy Luttman successfully defended a former Head Teacher of a Boys School in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. The Head Teacher was charged with nineteen charges of serious sexual abuse upon 4 former pupils. A jury found Peter Merrick, 67, not guilty of the offences alleged

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20 Sep 2012

Supreme Court confirms scope of listing of old minerals planning permissions

Roy Martin QC acted for the successful owner of minerals in a case in which the Supreme Court confirmed that when a planning authority lists a mineral site for the purpose of providing modern working conditions pursuant to what in England and Wales is Schedule 13 to the Environment Act 1995, that

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13 Sep 2012

Six Pump Court shortlisted as Health & Safety Set of the Year by 2012 Chambers Bar Awards

ix Pump Court has been shortlisted for UK Set of the Year in Health & Safety by the 2012 Chambers Bar Awards. Barrister Mark Harris has also been shortlisted as Health & Safety Junior of the Year. These awards are presented as part of the research conducted for the forthcoming 2013

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05 Sep 2012

Deborah Charles appointed Recorder and returns to practice after maternity leave

This week Deborah Charles returns to her practice after maternity leave. She will pick up where she left off with a busy practice in all aspects of criminal law both prosecution and defence based in Kent. She returns having been appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court

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03 Sep 2012

Adaku Oragwu appointed to Attorney General's Regulatory List

Adaku Oragwu has been appointed to the Attorney General's List (C) for Specialist Regulatory Advocates (HSE, ORR and the Environment Agency).

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30 Aug 2012

‘Credit Card Killer’ and its Directors guilty of defrauding consumers

Richard Barraclough QC and Lee Bennett of 6 Pump Court have successfully prosecuted Momentum Network Limited trading as Credit Card Killer (CCK) and the company’s directors Basil and Amanda Rankine for fraud and breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. They are

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02 Aug 2012

High Court grants injunction to remove mobile home

Megan Thomas has been active and successful on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council in Somerset.  The Council sought an injunction in the High Court to secure removal of a residential mobile home from a horticultural unit which had been in place for over 20 years.  The High Court granted the

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27 Jul 2012

West Berkshire Core Strategy & Sandleford Down found “sound”

After a protracted examination (with two suspension periods), the Inspector appointed to examine the Core Strategy for West Berkshire has found that it is sound. The plan includes a substantial urban extension on Sandleford Down. Whilst there may be an identified need for an extension, its

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29 Jun 2012

Stephen Hockman QC to chair World Bar Conference in London

The Bar Council will be hosting the World Bar Conference in London from 29th June - 1st July. The Conference is to be chaired by Stephen Hockman QC and will discuss topics around the theme "Advocacy past, present and future: constant values for a modern Bar". The conference, which is organised

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25 Jun 2012

Attorney General announces two Standing Counsel to HSE at 6 Pump Court

Since the start of this year the Health and Safety Executive, the Office of the Rail Regulator and the Environment Agency have been conducting an open competition to appoint advocates to a new Regulatory List. This involves the appointment of Standing Counsel to HSE and ORR and of A, B and C List

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