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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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04 Mar 2016

Ian Thomas provides some insight into the new Sentencing Guidelines for regulatory offences

The new sentencing guidelines came into force on 1 February 2016 for the sentencing of offences relating to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene. Ian Thomas provides some insight into their significance and potential impact. Click here for the full-text of the

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01 Mar 2016

Forensic DNA analysis in light of new technology and security needs

Kristiina Reed is to speak at an international conference in Venice on the legal and regulatory frameworks for the forensic use of DNA technology and its application to national forensic DNA databases. At the conference entitled “Forensic DNA analysis in the light of the new security needs”,

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19 Feb 2016

Mark Watson secures withdrawal of £3m confiscation application against company director in waste case

Mark Watson, representing the director of a waste company, has secured the withdrawal of one of the largest confiscation applications ever made by the Environment Agency in a waste crime prosecution. On the basis of alleged waste deposits of in excess of 66,000 tonnes, the Agency had claimed that

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15 Feb 2016

Christopher Badger reviews the European Commission's new legislative proposals on waste

Following changes made to the Circular Economy Package by the European Commission, including revised legislative proposals on waste, Christopher Badger, provides insight into the proposals and evaluates how transformative they are likely to be. To access the full-text of the article click

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10 Feb 2016

Six Pump Court hosts Brazilian Lawyer Camilla Lisboa Martins

Camila Lisboa Martins, is a junior associate at Grinberg e Cordovil Advogados, a boutique law firm in São Paulo, specialising in Antitrust Law, Trade Defence and International Trade Law, Anticorruption Law and Consumer Relations. She is about to join 6 Pump Court on a two week placement as part of

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08 Feb 2016

Pascal Bates in prosecutions of two very large energy companies

ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited and UK Power Networks (Operations) Limited have been fined £3 million and £1 million respectively for (quite separate) safety breaches in two cases prosecuted by Pascal Bates. The pair of sentences illustrate the continuing trend firmly to mark offending by very

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04 Feb 2016

Data Protection Day—enforcement of Corporate Crime

In a recent interview for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst explains the area of corporate crime enforcement in light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Click here to access the full-text of this interview This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Corporate

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27 Jan 2016

Best Lawyers UK recognises leading individuals at Six Pump Court Chambers

Best Lawyers was established in the USA in 1983 and describes itself as “the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide”. Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC and William Upton are ranked as Leading Individuals in the new edition of the ‘Best

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08 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - looking ahead to 2016

In a further interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger  looks ahead to the likely developments in 2016 in the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the important cases and legislative developments that are likely to shape 2016 and the implications for businesses and

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06 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - 2015 in review

In an interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger looks at the most significant developments that have affected the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the most significant cases and trends over the last 12 months and assesses the effect these developments have had on his

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05 Jan 2016

BBC Radio 4 interview with David Travers QC on food safety cases

On BBC4's 'You & Yours' programme on Friday 18th December, David Travers QC spoke on the topic of food safety and specifically, how the courts will approach the new sentencing guidelines in food safety cases. The programme also heard from a case study – a man who suffered serious food

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27 Nov 2015

The Autumn Statement for environment and energy lawyers

Richard Banwell and Christopher Badger contribute to an analysis of the most important features of the Autumn Statement 2015 for energy and environment lawyers in Lexis PSL expert analysis and industry comment. Please use the links below to access the updates. The Autumn Statement 2015 for

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17 Nov 2015

Practical Planning Issues Deriving from EU Directives (EIA, SEA and Habitats): A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the fourth in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year: Practical Planning Issues Deriving from EU Directives (EIA, SEA and Habitats): recurring questions, the role of EU law, the HRA and the Charter of Fundamental Rights Speakers: William Upton,

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17 Nov 2015

The New Sentencing Guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety offences

Revised sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter, health and safety and food safety were recently published by the Sentencing Council and take effect from the 1st February 2016. David Travers QC and Nicholas Ostrowski have taken a look at the changes, and summarised the main elements of

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