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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05 Jan 2012

6 Pump Court appointed to LBLA barristers panel for Planning, Corporate Governance and Employment

We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed to the London Boroughs' Legal Alliance panel of barristers for Planning work; Corporate Governance including Judicial Review and Employment. The panel consists of many London Boroughs with whom we already have longstanding relationships...

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05 Oct 2011

International Environment Conference, Brussels, 27 October

Stephen Hockman QC will be speaking at the forthcoming international environmental conference organised by the Flemish and Dutch Environmental Law Associations on 27 October in Brussels. The conference, entitled 'Will National Climate Change Legislation Cool Down Global Warming?"...

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12 Sep 2011

Rape & Sexual Offences Act Seminar - 17 September 2011

6 Pump Court Chambers barrister, Eleanor Laws QC is to speak at the forthcoming seminar, 'Rape and Sexual Offences Act' in September, hosted by the Wales and Chester Circuit. She will be presenting a paper on 'The Preparation and Presentation of Sexual Offences Cases at Trial'. To find out more...

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05 Sep 2011

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act - David Travers QC to speak at conference

David Travers QC is presenting a paper entitled “The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act – a Pyrrhic triumph?” at a closed conference on the 15th and 16th September 2011 at the Centre for Business Responsibility and Accountability at the Newport International Business School.

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24 Aug 2011

Victoria Tube Station murder trial ends following a 5 month trial

The first part of the Victoria Tube Station murder ended in May 2011 following a five month trial. It was the largest joint enterprise murder trial in the UK. The case involved an attack during the rush hour, by a number of youths on a 15 year old which ended in the Victoria Tube Station where he...

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22 Aug 2011

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls: Improving Responses to Rape and Sexual Assault. A Public Policy Exchange Symposium

6 Pump Court Chambers barrister, Eleanor Laws QC is to speak at the forthcoming Public Policy Exchange Symposium 'Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls: Improving Responses to Rape and Sexual Assault' on Wednesday 28th September in central London. The aim of this conference is to provide a...

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27 Jun 2011

6 Pump Court welcomes changes to the DPP's proposed Advocates Panel Scheme

In April the DPP published a proposed Advocates Panel Scheme. Whilst 6 Pump Court never opposed the introduction of such a scheme in principle,  there were significant problems with the scheme proposed which could have led to members of Chambers losing elements of prosecution practices which they...

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27 May 2011

EU Waste Framework Directive Seminar - July 2011

David Travers QC will be addressing the EELA Seminar on the new "EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and its Transposition by EU Member States, and Potential Impacts on the Regulated Community" (Supported by CHWMEG Inc) at Oriel College Oxford on the 1st and 2nd July 2011. He will be...

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25 May 2011

CPS Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates

Following publication of the CPS Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates Stephen Hockman QC, the Head of Chambers, approached both the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General over a number of concerns as to how the scheme would detrimentally affect practitioners at 6 Pump Court....

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19 Jan 2011

On-shore Wind Turbines Dismissed at Appeal

In a climate where commercial on-shore wind farms enjoy considerable national policy support, a Planning Inspector has bucked the trend and refused planning permission for a three turbine scheme near Hilston in East Yorkshire.  The East Riding of Yorkshire Council represented by Megan Thomas, a...

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26 Aug 2010

Stephen Hockman QC wins landmark challenge against the UK

The Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee, an authoritative international tribunal, has released recommendations in a case brought by ClientEarth that should change the way UK courts operate to allow citizens access to environmental justice. The ruling states that the UK's current legal processes...

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04 Aug 2010

Anne Williams - Village Green Inspector

Specialist planning and environmental law barrister at 6 Pump Court Chambers, Anne Williams is sitting as Village Green Inspector in Enfield.

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28 Jul 2010

Sentence passed in Buncefield Trial

6 Pump Court Chambers barrister Stephen Hockman QC represented Total, the French energy giant in the case brought by the Environment Agency and the HSE against the oil companies involved.

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