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09 Nov 2015

David Travers QC to host Society of Food Hygiene and Technology Annual Awards Ceremony

David Travers QC will host the annual awards ceremony of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology at the Savoy, London on Thursday 19th November. David was made an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology for his work in the sector in 2012. The event will include a lecture

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03 Nov 2015

Mark Watson wins Health & Safety Junior of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Chambers congratulates Mark Watson on winning Health & Safety Junior of the Year at the 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards. Mark Watson received the award at the Bar Awards ceremony in London last week. To view Mark Watson’s profile click here

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16 Oct 2015

Stuart Jessop successfully prosecutes consumer credit business operating without licence

Stuart Jessop has successfully prosecuted two defendants under the Consumer Protection Act for carrying on a consumer credit business without a licence. Both defendants were sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court, having already pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, for carrying on an illegal

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02 Oct 2015

Environmental Permit Revocation and Appeals to the Planning Inspectorate: a Case Note

Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for a waste recycling operator. His commentary, provided here concerns the appeal in a case against a revocation notice by the Environment Agency of a waste transfer permit in respect of which the

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18 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court Chambers barristers, Eleanor Laws QC, Mark Watson and Christopher Badger have been shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards. The nominations which were announced yesterday include:-   Crime: Silk of the Year - Eleanor Laws QC Environment/Planning: Junior of

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17 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015)

Six Pump Court is recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015) with 50 individual recommendations. This year there were twelve additional recommendations and, as well as existing set rankings, Chambers was also additionally ranked as a Set in Crime. The twelve areas of law members

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10 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court and UKELA present a seminar on Criminal Enforcement by Regulators

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year. This forthcoming seminar is being held in association with UKELA Topical Issues in Criminal Enforcement by Regulators: Current Issues Speakers: Christopher Badger, Richard Banwell, Mark

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04 Sep 2015

David Travers QC to speak at the Food Law Group's 25th anniversary dinner

David Travers QC will speak at the forthcoming dinner being held to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Food Law Group to be held at the Reform Club. The event will take place on Friday 11th September and will be hosted by Mr Richard Kingham, a long-standing member of the Food Law Group. To

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13 Aug 2015

Ian Thomas to speak at the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures

Ian Thomas will speak at the keynote forum of the International Conference on Food Safety and Regulatory Measures taking place between 17th and 19th August 2015 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel near the National Exhibition Centre. Ian will Chair sessions during the conference and will

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07 Aug 2015

Cold Calling - David Travers QC speaks to BBC Radio 4

David Travers QC was interviewed on Radio 4's 'You & Yours' programme yesterday on Cold Calling. In the interview he discussed the case for banning cold calling entirely, after the scandals involving both commercial organisations and charities. David raised the argument that consideration

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05 Aug 2015

Southern Water convicted of causing unauthorised water discharge activity

Southern Water were convicted yesterday of causing an unauthorised water discharge activity by allowing untreated sewage effluent to be pumped into the sea. Richard Banwell prosecuted the company on behalf of the Environment Agency at Chichester Crown Court in a trial that lasted 7 days. The

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03 Aug 2015

Pascal Bates prosecutes David Lloyd Leisure for exposing swimming pool users to noxious gas and hospitalising five

David Lloyd Leisure Limited, the well known national chain of over 90 health and leisure clubs was prosecuted by Ipswich Borough Council for an offence contrary to section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 following a release of noxious gas into the pool hall at its Ipswich branch

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01 Jul 2015

Six Pump Court shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015

Six Pump Court is delighted to be shortlisted for two awards in the Halsbury Legal Awards 2015. The shortlist, which was announced today includes two nominations for Six Pump Court. Chambers is shortlisted in the Chambers of the Year – London and also Chambers of the Year –

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29 Jun 2015

David Travers QC speaking at CTSI Conference in plenary session with BBC Radio 4 host

David Travers QC will be speaking in a plenary session of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Conference chaired by Winifred Robinson of BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours with Gillian Guy, the Chief Executive of Citizens Advice. The session is entitled ‘Coming Together to Help the Individual’

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24 Jun 2015

Consumer Law team speaking at the annual CTSI Conference

Members of the Six Pump Court Consumer Law Team will be speaking at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Conference 2015. David Travers QC and Ian Thomas will present a mini-session for conference attendees entitled ‘Product labelling – what information does the consumer really want

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12 Jun 2015

Loan shark fails in appeal against confiscation proceedings

Richard Barraclough QC has successfully led the prosecution in the case of a loan shark who appealed against a confiscation order made against him for £177,000.00. He had argued that his assets and monies were not part of his money lending business and had been accrued by other means. Richard

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14 May 2015

David Travers QC to speak at the Royal Society for Public Health Conference

David Travers QC will be speaking at the Royal Society for Public Health Conference on 20 May 2015. At the conference entitled 'Food Poisoning - the challenges and controls', David Travers QC will be discussing the issues surrounding food poisoning and the challenges involved for those working

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05 May 2015

New Supreme Court ruling in licensing case of Hemmings

On April 29th 2015 the Supreme Court delivered judgment in R (on the application of Hemmings (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) v Westminster City Council [2015] UKSC 25, in what was a significant case for regulators and the regulated of licensing or other similar regulatory regimes. The full

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05 May 2015

Six Pump Court welcomes Gordon Wignall to Chambers

Six Pump Court is very pleased to welcome Gordon Wignall who has joined Chambers. Gordon brings to Chambers a wealth of experience and expertise in regulatory and environmental law with a special interest in areas which are within the scope of EU law. Gordon has a thorough knowledge in varied

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01 May 2015

Ian Thomas speaks at Food Law Conference

Ian Thomas recently spoke at the Food Law Conference 2015 - A Review of the Latest Developments.  In his presentation, Ian spoke on 'Food Labelling and Food Information'. The conference was organised by MBL Seminars and a link to the programme for the event which took place on 21st April is

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30 Apr 2015

Six Pump Court awarded top Consumer Law set and David Travers QC awarded top barrister

Six Pump Court Chambers has been named top Consumer Law set of the Year and David Travers QC, top Consumer Law barrister of the Year in the 2015 Finance Monthly Legal Awards. To view the full list of the Awards click here To view the work of our Consumer Law Team click here To view the

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29 Apr 2015

Food Standards Agency: Food Safety Witness Training Seminar

Mark Watson and Stuart Jessop attended the Food Standard Agency’s Witness Familiarisation Programme on 25th March. As part of the Programme, they trained staff from the FSA, including veterinarian surgeons and expert witnesses, on the process of giving specialist evidence in Food Safety

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11 Mar 2015

New sentencing guidelines for food safety offences

In a recent article entitled "Food Safety Offences Fines Set to Soar", David Travers QC reviews the proposed new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council for food safety offences. The proposals, which form part of the wider consultation "Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and

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02 Mar 2015

New Sentencing Guidelines for Regulatory Offences – opinions from the legal experts

Stephen Hockman QC and David Travers QC were amongst those who were asked to express a view on the proposed new guidelines in Safety and Health Practitioner, the official magazine of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). In the March edition of SHP Online’s magazine in a

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25 Feb 2015

David Travers QC named Food Law UK Barrister of the Year

David Travers QC has been named Food Law UK Barrister of the Year in the latest annual Lawyer of the Year Awards by Corporate LiveWire. In his profile provided as part of the Awards brochure, Corporate LiveWire write, "He has a reputation for having the skills to address complex scientific and

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