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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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25 May 2012

A Guide to Conducting Planning Inquiries - Podcast available

A 30 minute podcast called 'A Guide to Conducting Planning Inquiries' can now be downloaded. This podcast is a step-by-step practical guide to planning enquiries recorded by Anne Williams. In this podcast Anne Williams, planning barrister with over 20 years experience in planning and

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03 May 2012

More Strength in Regulatory Crime

We are delighted to welcome Pascal Bates to Chambers. Joint Head of Chambers Peter Harrison QC said “Pascal is already well known to us as one of the leading prosecutors in Health and Safety cases and is a very strong addition to our Regulatory team. As with most advocacy there is no substitute

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19 Apr 2012

Anne Williams joins the editorial team of Garner's Environmental Law

6 Pump Court Chambers Planning barrister, Anne Williams has been appointed to the editorial board of 'Garner's Environmental Law'. This loose-leaf title, published by Lexis Nexis is one of the leading publications in the environmental field. To find out more about this publication click here

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29 Mar 2012

New Appointment to the Committee of the Criminal Bar Association

Eleanor Laws QC has been voted onto the Committee of the Criminal Bar Association, and appointed as an External Advocacy Assessor for Grade 4 Prosecutors.

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05 Mar 2012

Ford Open Prison riot acquittal

Oliver Saxby and Adaku Oragwu, instructed by BKRW, Folkestone have represented the only defendant to be acquitted by the jury on all counts at Hove Crown Court in the 'Ford Open Prison riot' trial.

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28 Feb 2012

'Sikh honeytrap plot' acquittal

Richard Barraclough QC and Oliver Saxby, instructed by Lahiff and Co, have secured the acquittal of Darren Peters on the murder charge he faced at the Old Bailey in the 'Sikh medical student honeytrap plot' trial which began in December 2011.

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24 Feb 2012

Jane Campbell lectures at the Annual District Judges Meeting (South East Circuit)

Six Pump Court Chambers barrister, Jane Campbell lectured to the Annual District Judges Meeting (South East Circuit) this month. She gave a lecture on the 'Voice of the Child' in family proceedings. To read more about Jane Campbell's family law practice click here

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23 Feb 2012

Joint Opinion on the Impact of the Aarhus Convention

Stephen Hockman QC has recently contributed to a Joint Opinion on the UK's non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention. Based on his appearance before the Aarhus Compliance Committee in Geneva (see profile) he has co-authored a Joint Opinion on the UK’s non-compliance with the Aarhus Convention in

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13 Feb 2012

Chemicals in the Environment - Castle Debates (1.5 CPD points)

On 6th March, David Travers QC will be speaking at the latest in a series of events organised by the Castle Debates Series (in association with the Law Society). The event entitled 'Chemicals in the Environment' will focus on issues associated with the dispersal of man-made chemical substances

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