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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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07 Jun 2016

Environmental Permitting Masterclass - Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the first in our short series of ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’ Topics and Brexit/Remain Reaction *PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED* The purpose of this seminar will be...

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25 May 2016

Hot Topics in Food Law Seminar

David Travers QC and Stuart Jessop took part in MBL Seminars' 'Hot Topics in Food Law' on 23rd May. David, who chaired the seminar, introduced the day with a talk and discussion on 'risk' in Food Law and Stuart addressed the impact of the New Sentencing Guidelines, enforcement and what...

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13 May 2016

Mukhtiar Singh speaks at The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Conference

Yesterday Mukhtiar Singh spoke at the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Conference 2016. His talk on the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and RIPA covered the impact of judicial oversight to the application process and provided “excellent” practical guidance on approval applications...

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09 May 2016

David Travers QC to chair BARC workshop at the Palace of Westminster

David Travers QC has been invited to chair a workshop hosted by Jo Stevens MP, Shadow Justice Minister & Shadow Solicitor General, and organised by the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC) at the Palace of Westminster. The workshop will address the likely impact of the...

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20 Apr 2016

New website on the Law of Environmental Permitting and Enforcement

Gordon Wignall of 6 Pump Court has set up a new website and legal resource for clients facing the prospect of regulatory enforcement or civil claims.  It provides practical information and news about environmental permitting, pollution prevention and control, together with guidance and assistance...

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18 Apr 2016

Cruise ship emissions debate sets sail for High Court

In an interview for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers a High Court challenge to plans for a wharf in the Thames that will be capable of accommodating very large ships, including cruise liners. In July 2015, Greenwich Council approved plans for a wharf in the Thames that would be able to...

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15 Apr 2016

Mark Watson instructed on behalf of Environment Agency in waste cases involving “record fine”

A company was ordered to pay fines and costs totalling more than £1.2 million in relation to two separate prosecutions by the Environment Agency which concluded this week at ¬Harrow Crown Court following legal proceedings lasting more than three years. The first case concerned the storage of...

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01 Apr 2016

David Travers QC spoke recently at The Institute for Food Safety Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) Conference “Food Law in Practice”

This Conference provided authoritative guidance on the regulatory changes brought forward by the new Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences. These came into force on 1 February 2016. The Conference also focused on how these...

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22 Mar 2016

David Travers QC to chair annual Food Law Conference

David Travers QC will chair the forthcoming MBL Food Law Conference which will take place this year on 23rd May in London. The event, entitled ‘Food Law Conference 2016: The Hot Topics and Latest Developments', will focus on an updated range of topical and difficult areas that will appeal to both...

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15 Mar 2016

Six Pump Court hosts Health & Safety Prosecutions seminar for LBLA practitioners

On Monday, Six Pump Court Chambers hosted a seminar for London Boroughs Legal Alliance (LBLA) practitioners on ‘Health and Safety Prosecutions’. At this event, attended by local authorities within the LBLA network, Ian Thomas, David Hercock and Stuart Jessop, all members of the Six Pump...

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07 Mar 2016

David Travers QC to speak at forthcoming Food Law in Practice Conference

David Travers QC will speak at The Institute for Food Safety Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) Food Law in Practice Conference later this month. The new Guidelines for health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences came into force on the 1st February 2016. This...

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