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29 Jul 2019

Supreme Court refers important food safety case to the Court of Justice of the European Union

On 24 July 2019 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in R (on the application of Association of Independent Meat Suppliers and Another) v Food Standards Agency [2019] UKSC 36.

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10 Jul 2019

David Travers QC and Richard Banwell represent Biffa Waste Services Limited in transfrontier shipment case

The case involved an allegation of export of waste to China a non-OECD country, contrary to Article 36 of the Waste Shipment Regulation.

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28 Jun 2019

Six Pump Court barristers recognised in the Best Lawyers in the UK 2020

Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC, William Upton QC and Mark Harris feature in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.

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31 May 2019

Supreme Court grants permission in R v Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Limited

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock, instructed by Hannah Leese of Roythornes Solicitors, act on behalf of Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Limited.

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29 Apr 2019

Playing catch-up: the new White Paper on online harms

In this article, Gordon Menzies reviews the Government's approach and proposals to dealing with online harms following the death of Molly Russell.

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03 Apr 2019

Ten new appointments to the Regulatory List

Six Pump Court are pleased to announce that more of our members have been appointed to the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates.

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01 Apr 2019

Mock food allergy prosecution and sentence presented to the food industry

Stuart Jessop took part in this mock prosecution at an event hosted by Blake Morgan LLP and Food Allergy Aware UK.

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28 Mar 2019

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock succeed in the Court of Appeal in reducing a fine for health and safety offences by £420,000

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock successfully represented the Appellant in an appeal against sentence in Faltec Europe Limited v Health and Safety Executive.

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25 Mar 2019

Gambling Commission fine reduced by millions

Mark Watson QC and Stuart Jessop instructed by Pinsent Masons successfully assisted a very large gambling company in substantially reducing initial fine imposed by the Gambling Commission.

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18 Mar 2019

Richard Barraclough QC successfully prosecutes illegal money lending enterprise

Richard Barraclough QC prosecuted an unlicensed business to business money lending enterprise where over £4 million of mixed monies passed through the accounts.

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07 Mar 2019

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock appear in the Supreme Court in important food safety case

On 5 March 2019 Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock appeared in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers.

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05 Mar 2019

Stephen Hockman QC and Mark Watson QC succeed in appeal against sentence in asbestos exposure case

Stephen Hockman QC and Mark Watson QC have been successful in an appeal against a sentence in a case concerning exposure to asbestos.

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27 Feb 2019

Keeping International Travellers Healthy on Land and at Sea - meeting the public health challenges

David Travers QC will speak at a Conference hosted by the Royal Society for Public Health concerning welfare within the international travel industry.

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25 Feb 2019

Director and company convicted of toy safety offences

A company director of a toy importer has been convicted along with the company itself after a trial alleging offences under the Toy Safety Regulations and the REACH Regulations.

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25 Feb 2019

Reduction in fine for waste company

Stuart Jessop has successfully represented a waste company in its appeal against a sentenced imposed on it in respect of depositing waste without a permit.

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22 Feb 2019

Comply first and fight later: the law relating to section 20 requests

Gordon Menzies and Mark Davies have written an article concerning the wide-ranging powers provided by section 20 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

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22 Feb 2019

Farmer cleared of 22 allegations of animal cruelty and related offences

Stuart Jessop recently represented a farmer and his two partners charged with various animal welfare and animal by-product offences.

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22 Jan 2019

Maximising mitigation – steps a company can take to reduce penalties

In this two part series published in the Safety and Health Practitioner, Stephen Hockman QC along with other health and safety specialists, considers the actions which a duty-holder can take following a serious incident.

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19 Nov 2018

Stephen Hockman QC and David Hercock appear in the Divisional Court

On 16 November the Divisional Court handed down judgment in Highbury Poultry Farm Produce Limited v CPS [2018] EWHC 3122 (Admin).

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02 Nov 2018

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2019 Chambers UK Bar Guide.

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30 Oct 2018

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2019

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2018 with 59 individual recommendations.

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26 Oct 2018

Six Pump Court wins Health & Safety Set of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Last night at the Chambers UK Bar Awards, Six Pump Court was delighted to be named as the Health & Safety Set of the Year.

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07 Sep 2018

Six Pump Court shortlisted for three awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for awards in three categories of the Chambers Bar Awards 2018

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15 Aug 2018

Manslaughter prosecutions of those involved in supplying drugs and legal highs: an analysis

Richard Barraclough QC and Gordon Menzies recently prosecuted an individual who sold ‘DNP’ slimming pills over the internet for offences of manslaughter in what has been described as a ‘landmark case’.

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01 Aug 2018

New book on food law by Ian Thomas

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce the publication of "A Practical Guide to the Law Relating to Food", written by Ian Thomas.

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