News

01 Nov 2016

Six Pump Court welcomes new Environmental Law specialist Charles Morgan

Chambers is pleased to welcome Charles Morgan to the Planning & Environmental Law team at Six Pump Court. Charles’ principal areas of practice are environmental law and commercial property law. He has a particular interest in all areas of water and water industry law which has led to

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31 Oct 2016

Court of Appeal hears first two appeals under new sentencing guideline

On 25th October, Pascal Bates appeared for the respondent (HSE) in the first two appeals heard against sentences for health and safety offending passed under the new Sentencing Council guideline. Kenneth Thelwall, a company director, had been sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment after an

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21 Oct 2016

The Autonomous Consumer and the Dutiful State: A Real Problem or Simply Food for Thought?

David Travers QC will be speaking at a conference entitled The Future of Food Law & Policy in Canada, in Halifax, Nova Scotia next month. David will present a paper called "The Autonomous Consumer and the Dutiful State: A Real Problem or Simply Food for Thought” in the session entitled

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18 Oct 2016

National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference 2016

On Tuesday 4th October October, David Travers QC participated in the IOSH National Food and Drink Manufacturing Health and Safety Conference 2016. The aim of the Conference was to explore fresh ways to address the most pressing health and safety issues that affect the industry, providing sector

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12 Oct 2016

Court of Appeal Upholds £3 Million Fine

Pascal Bates appeared before the Court of Appeal on 11 October 2016 successfully to resist (on behalf of HSE) ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited’s attempts to appeal fines totalling £3 million for breaches of offshore regulations on its Lincolnshire Offshore Gas Gathering System. The Court of

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05 Oct 2016

Enabler Provisions of the Finance Act

Six Pump Court Chambers and STEP (IOM) Limited will be hosting a seminar for practitioners entitled "Enabler Provisions of the Finance Act" today. This seminar will provide an overview of the Finance Act 2016 and the Enabler Provisions relating to tax avoidance schemes and the civil liability to

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28 Sep 2016

Alcohol Licensing - 2016 Conference

Stuart Jessop spoke at MBL's Alcohol Licensing Conference on 27th September 2016 to delegates from solicitors firms and local authorities. His presentation was on Cumulative Impact Zones and policies. Issues such as 'the scope and effect of such policies' and 'how to approach applications in

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23 Sep 2016

Emmaline Lambert represents the Health and Safety Executive in prosecution of Crest Nicholson leading to fines of £800,000

Emmaline Lambert represented the HSE in the prosecution of a construction company following a serious accident on the site of a large housing development which left the site foreman with life-threatening injuries. The foreman had been hit by a large mortar carrier and was subsequently pulled under

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20 Sep 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are pleased to announce that barristers at Six Pump Court Chambers have been shortlisted in the following categories for the Chambers Bar Awards 2016:- Environment/Planning:         Junior of the Year      Mark Harris Health &

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16 Sep 2016

Telling the truth about food - 5 Oct 2016

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. Kindly sponsored by Mick Antoniw AM, Counsel General for Wales and the University of South Wales – BARC. Part of the “Taking Responsibility” series of lectures organised by the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (“BARC”)

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14 Sep 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Tier 1 in Environmental Law in Legal 500 (2016)

Six Pump Court is pleased to be ranked a Tier 1 set in Environmental Law and to be ranked as a set in five areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) which was published today. Overall, Six Pump Court’s barristers are now recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) overall with 60

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05 Sep 2016

David Travers QC to speak at IBA Annual Conference in Washington

The annual International Bar Association Conference will be held in Washington this month. It is the premier event of the international legal circuit and attracts many representatives of the international legal and commercial sectors. David Travers QC will be speaking on product recalls in a

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30 Aug 2016

Corner cutting landlord jailed for fire safety breaches when prosecuted by Pascal Bates

A Grimsby and Cleethorpes landlord, Keith Newsum, with a portfolio of about 20 properties, has been jailed for five months for fire safety breaches after a fire swept through two terraced houses which he had joined together and laid out as ten or more bedsits for occupation by housing benefits

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30 Aug 2016

Company fined over £100,000 for food safety and hygiene offences

Birmingham Crown Court imposed a total fine of £105,000 on a major corporation with an annual turnover of £1.6 billion on 19 August 2016 for three breaches of the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013. Richard Barraclough QC prosecuted the case for Birmingham City Council and David

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29 Jul 2016

Removal of premises licence for business employing illegal worker

Ian Whitehurst, acting on behalf of a multi-agency investigation unit, has secured the removal of the premises licence for a business involved in employing an illegal worker. The retailer, based in Liverpool, had been targeted by Merseyside Police, Liverpool council and immigration services as

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27 Jul 2016

BHA Catering Guide to Good Hygiene Practice Launched

The British Hospitality Association's Catering Guide to Good Hygiene Practice had its official launch this month at an event in London . Chaired by David Travers QC, the event was attended by over 150 food and hygiene experts.  Click here for more. David Travers QC commented  “I was

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18 Jul 2016

Enforcement of Environmental Law - Conference for Solicitors

On Monday 18th July 2016, Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger will be among the speakers at a conference on the enforcement of environmental law, to be held for the benefit of the City of London Solicitors’ Society at the offices of Slaughter and May. The topics to be

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18 Jul 2016

Members act in West Coast Railway safety failings case

In a case brought by the Office of Road and Rail (ORR), West Coast Railway Company Limited and one of their steam train drivers have been prosecuted following a near miss at a busy main line railway junction at Royal Wooton Bassett after a Signal Passed at Danger (SPAD). The incident was a

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14 Jul 2016

Stunt boss pleads guilty to health and safety offences

A stunt boss represented by Tanya Robinson and prosecuted by Mark Watson has pleaded guilty to health and safety offences.  For press coverage of the case see below:- The Mirror Kent Online    

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05 Jul 2016

Major Launch of New Industry Food Hygiene Guide

David Travers QC will chair an event to launch the publication of the long-awaited Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Catering 2016 on 11th July 2016 at the RAF Club in London. Catherine Brown the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency and Dr Lisa Ackerley will be speaking, and David

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27 Jun 2016

Trademarks and Copyright Offences case brought by Local Authority

In a recent regulatory case, Ian Whitehurst represented a medium-size retailer in a prosecution brought by a trading standards department in relation to trade marks and copyright offences. The Local Authority sought a confiscation order against the director and the company in excess of

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20 Jun 2016

Richard Barraclough QC acting in two fraud cases

Richard Barraclough QC has acted in two separate fraud cases over the last few months, one involving the sale of drugged and dangerous horses; the other involving false claims relating to the recycling of electronic waste destined for the Nigerian market. In the first case he represented a

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15 Jun 2016

Private Nuisance Litigation Masterclass - Seminar

Our series of Masterclass Environmental Law Seminars continues next month with a second seminar,  Private Nuisance Litigation Masterclass to be held on 11th July. The first of these seminars was entitled Environmental Permitting Masterclass and was held on 29th June. Second Masterclass

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14 Jun 2016

Consumer Law team to present at the annual CTSI Conference next week

Members of the Six Pump Court Consumer Law Team will be speaking at the Trading Standards Institute Conference 2016 next week at the International Centre Telford. Ian Thomas and others from our Consumer Law team will present a mini-theatre session for conference attendees on 22nd June - details

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08 Jun 2016

International Symposium on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages

Stephen Hockman QC will be speaking at the International Symposium on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages to be held at the University of Oxford today, 8th June 2016. The event is the first in a series of high level international symposia organised by the Commonwealth Climate and

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