19 Feb 2014

Partnership sentenced for lake safety failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted a farming partnership which was fined £60,000 plus £31,252.12 in costs for water safety failures that led to the death of a 17 year old worker at a lake on a wetland wildlife reserve. The reserve near Wicken, Cambridgeshire, said to be essential to wildfowl in East...

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13 Feb 2014

Six Pump Court Chambers present Health & Safety Seminar

Six Pump Court Chambers, recently awarded the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession's  “Health and Safety Chambers of the Year 2013” joined with Gullards Solicitors to host a seminar on health & safety law in the corporate environment this month. The seminar covered the law in the...

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12 Feb 2014

Chatrooms and 21st Century Insider Dealings

Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop discuss the latest area of financial trading being targeted by regulators. To view the article click here

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09 Feb 2014

A Practical Guide to POCA & Unused Material: A Defence Perspective

In a further article available on our website, Ian Whitehurst discusses the legal process involved in confiscation proceedings and the issue of disclosure.The article is available on our website and a link to it can be found here.

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07 Feb 2014

Eleanor Laws QC prosecutes Lord Somerset who yesterday received a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for assaulting his wife

Lord Somerset, yesterday received a sentence of 2 years imprisonment for assaulting his wife. Eleanor Laws QC was prosecuting. To read more news on this click here

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06 Feb 2014

New Member of Chambers

Six Pump Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Stuart Jessop who joins our Regulatory and Crime Teams. Stuart has a significant practice in the area of business and financial crime which includes a large element of fraud and intellectual property work. Stuart's extensive experience in this area...

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05 Feb 2014

Assessing the impact of R (Virgin Media) v Zinga

Oliver Saxby QC, Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop have co-written an article on private prosecutions which discusses the foundations laid down by the recent case R (Virgin Media) v Zinga. To access the article from our list of publications click here

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31 Jan 2014

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn instructed to prosecute in case concerning historic sexual abuse at Barnados Home in the 1980's

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn have been instructed to prosecute the trial of Richard Gallacher charged with multiple counts of historic sexual abuse of 7 boys (including rape) in his care at a Barnados Home in the 1980s, and at another care home in the 1990s. The trial is due to start on 24...

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29 Jan 2014

Financial Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Ian Whitehurst has written an article in which he discusses the effectiveness of the current criminal and regulatory regimes in dealing with financial crimes.The article, entitled 'Is a chequebook better than a defence statement?' is available on the Six Pump Court website and a link to this...

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27 Jan 2014

Nicholas Baldock and the civil team continue their series of lectures on the Jackson Reforms

Nicholas Baldock and the civil team have continued their series of lectures on the Jackson Reforms, most recently at Tees Law in Bishop's Stortford on the 24th January 2014. This lecture included the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgment in Mitchell -v- News Group  [2013] EWCA Civ...

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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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