08 Jan 2018

Data breaches, vicarious liability of employers and the impact on the insurance industry

In this article, Ian Whitehurst discusses the likely effect that the recent Morrisons case will have on employers’ internal procedures as well as on their data protection and security measures.

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05 Jan 2018

Consumer rights and slow-running Apple software

Following the apology from Apple regarding the company’s admission of deliberately slowing down its software, Ian Whitehurst asks what will be the likely impact on consumers and their rights.

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22 Dec 2017

Measuring progress in the UK towards achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals

In an interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger comments on a recent Office for National Statistics report on the progress being made towards measuring the global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators in the UK and what other developments we can expect next.

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21 Dec 2017

Mark Watson to be appointed Queen's Counsel

Chambers is delighted to announce that Mark Watson is to be appointed Queen’s Counsel.

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18 Dec 2017

Sentencing trends for health and safety breaches

In an article for Lexis PSL, Nicholas Ostrowski, considers some of the sentencing trends following the introduction of the Definitive Guideline for health and safety offences.

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05 Dec 2017

Ian Thomas elected a Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology

Ian Thomas has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).

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03 Nov 2017

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2018 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

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30 Oct 2017

Taking Stock: The State of Food Law and Policy in Canada

David Travers QC has been invited to present at the second national conference on Food Law and Policy in Canada.

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13 Oct 2017

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2017

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2017) with 57 individual recommendations.

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10 Oct 2017

David Travers QC to give after dinner speech at RSPH Awards ceremony 2017

David Travers QC has been invited to give the after dinner speech at the Royal Society of Public Health’s 2017 awards ceremony.

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09 Oct 2017

Regulatory and Planning Law Conference 2017 (Leeds)

Six Pump Court presents a Regulatory and Planning Law Conference to be held on 20th November in Leeds.

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06 Oct 2017

Investigatory Powers Act and the new oversight regime

In an article for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst explains the role of the new commissioner and considers some of the potential implications of the new regime which oversees the use of investigatory powers by the authorities.

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26 Sep 2017

Frances Lawson secures negligible fine in asbestos health & safety prosecution

Frances Lawson acted for a building company who were guilty of several omissions under health and safety law in a case concerning the discovery of asbestos during conservatory demolition work.

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02 Aug 2017

Six Pump Court welcomes two new members to Chambers

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Robert Griffiths QC and Nicola Strachan to Chambers.

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11 Jul 2017

The use of cost benefit analysis in environmental regulation

In a recent article for the Journal of Water Law, Charles Morgan addresses the challenges of cost-benefit analysis in the context of environmental regulation and private nuisance claims.

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10 Jul 2017

David Travers QC led Mark Watson in the defence of Martinisation London Ltd at Old Bailey 

David Travers QC and Mark Watson represented Martinisation London Limited after the company was accused of corporate manslaughter and associated health and safety offences.

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04 Jul 2017

David Travers QC lectures in Brazil on food fraud and integrity issues

David Travers QC has returned from a trip to Brazil organised by the Bar Council in collaboration with the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil and Lex Anglo Brasil.

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26 Jun 2017

CTSI Conference 2017 – Sentencing in Food Cases

Members of the Six Pump Court Chambers Food Law Team will host a session at the CTSI Conference taking place this week in Harrogate.

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12 Jun 2017

Ian Whitehurst instructed to prosecute £1m corporate fraud

Ian Whitehurst has been instructed to prosecute as Leading Counsel a £1 million fraud linked to ongoing High Court civil proceedings concerning allegations of breach of fiduciary duties by a former managing director and theft by former employees.

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12 Jun 2017

‘Piercing the Veil’ - Incorporation and Liability for Environmental Damage: Widening the Net

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of Environmental and Public Law Seminars to be held this year on Wednesday 12th July.

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26 May 2017

Court of Appeal hears food safety appeal

Stephen Hockman QC, and David Hercock appeared in the Court of Appeal last week in judicial review proceedings on behalf of a trade association and slaughterhouse operator.

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16 May 2017

Successful advice to company leads to withdrawal of ICO criminal investigation

Ian Whitehurst instructed by Knocker Foskett, successfully advised a company in relation to a criminal investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in relation to possible data protection offences. The advice and strategical guidance provided by Ian and his team, led to the ICO...

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16 May 2017

Flood Defence and Pollution Control: Statutory Powers and Compensation

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental and public law seminars to be held this year: Flood Defence and Pollution Control: Statutory Powers and Compensation Flood damage is an increasing threat. A variety of statutory powers are entrusted to the Environment Agency,...

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16 May 2017

Water company fined £1.6m for health and safety offences

David Travers QC represented South West Water which has been fined £1.6m for health and safety offences relating to the death of an employee who drowned at work. Robert Geach, 54, fell into a filtration tank at the Falmouth Water Treatment Works in December 2013. Truro Crown Court heard that...

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09 May 2017

Stuart Jessop presents food safety session at BALPPA Food and Beverage Seminar

Stuart Jessop, along with Luke Johnson, Pizza Express founder and former chairman of Channel 4, Nigel Rosenthal, managing director of SaferFood Company, and others, presented sessions to British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) members on 9th May at their first Food and...

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