News

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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02 Feb 2015

Kristiina Reed joins Six Pump Court

Kristiina Reed joins Six Pump Court following successful completion of pupillage in Chambers. Kristiina has a mixed common law practice with particular expertise in criminal litigation, regulatory crime and family law proceedings. She continues to build on her already considerable expertise in...

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20 Jan 2015

Six Pump Court Regulatory Team barristers act in human cannonball inquest

Mark Watson, Emmaline Lambert and Tanya Robinson are appearing at an inquest into the death of Matthew Cranch, who died whilst acting as a "human cannonball" stuntman at a Kent County Showground. He suffered a fatal accident when a safety net intended to break his fall, collapsed. He was taking...

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09 Jan 2015

Current Trends in Penalties for Environmental Crime

Mark Watson is to speak at a forthcoming UKELA meeting entitled 'Current Trends in Penalties for Environmental Crime' to be held on 14th January. The session will cover the new environmental sentencing guideline, and provide analysis of how it is working in the courts and assess the results so...

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23 Dec 2014

Guilty verdicts in the Berkshire auction house case

Fran Aldson has acted as junior counsel in a successful 6-week Trading Standards prosecution of three people involved in the fraudulent running of a Berkshire auction house. The jury at Reading Crown Court took 12 hours to return guilty verdicts on Jonathan King, Glenn Norcliffe and Beverley King...

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11 Dec 2014

Mark Watson prosecutes in fatal maritime accident

Mark Watson is prosecuting in a case involving the death of a woman caused by the collision at sea of a yacht with a 5,000 tonne dredger. The woman had been sunbathing on her yacht several miles off the coast of Felixstowe in Suffolk when the fatal collision occurred. Mark Watson is prosecuting...

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29 Sep 2014

BitCoin: A Cyber Bubble Ready To Burst

Ian Whitehurst discusses the underlying issues in the debate facing digital policing, regulation and enforcement in the 21st Century. In his article entitled "BitCoin: A Cyber Bubble Ready to Burst", Ian argues that the way in which the challenges of BitCoin as a digital concept are dealt with,...

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27 Aug 2014

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for awards in four separate categories by the Chambers UK Bar Awards this year including Set of the Year in Health & Safety (winners of this Award previously in 2013). Our nominations for the 2014 Awards are as follows:- Health & Safety...

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19 Jun 2014

Oliver Saxby QC and Chris Badger speak at The Emirates

Oliver Saxby QC and Chris Badger are speaking today at the SJ Live Conference at The Emirates Stadium, Arsenal on Corporate and Regulatory offending. Contact 6 Pump Court for their notes.

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12 Jun 2014

Richard Barraclough QC and Emmaline Lambert successfully represent the London Borough of Newham in High Court planning enforcement case

Richard Barraclough QC and Emmaline Lambert have successfully represented the London Borough of Newham in the High Court in a planning enforcement case that started in 2010. The judgment in Sanger and Sanger v London Borough of Newham [2014] EWHC 1922 (Admin) was handed down today and can be...

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05 Jun 2014

Pascal Bates prosecutes Company Director who is imprisoned for 12 months after roofer fell through fragile asbestos roofing sheets

Robert Wynn Marsh, the 64 year old sole director and shareholder of RM Developments (2005) Limited, was prosecuted for two offences after he caused the company to supply severely weathered roofing sheets described by the sentencing Judge as “wholly and obviously unsuitable”. Having already...

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21 May 2014

David Travers QC to present a lecture at the Royal Society for Public Health conference on food law entitled 'Allergies on a Plate'

  David Travers QC will be lecturing on the new EU Regulation on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers (1169/2011 EC) at a forthcoming Royal Society for Public Health conference this month. The Conference, entitled, 'Allergies on a Plate' will be held on 22nd May and will...

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12 May 2014

Richard Barraclough QC writes on the latest attempt to defeat POCA in illegal money lending cases

The latest attempt to defeat POCA in illegal money lending cases on grounds that a POCA order is a "sanction", has been roundly rejected by the Court. Richard Barraclough QC examines the case and outlines the implications of the judgment in R v Chapman. The article entitled "Last Ditch...

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02 May 2014

Christopher Badger joins Six Pump Court Chambers

Chambers is pleased to announce that specialist regulatory barrister, Chris Badger has joined Six Pump Court. Chris has an established practice in commercial regulatory investigations and prosecutions, with an emphasis on environmental enforcement, acting for both the prosecution and on behalf of...

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01 May 2014

Pascal Bates prosecutes Pirbright Institute for foot and mouth disease controls failures in first ever case under the Specified Animal Pathogens Order 2008

Pascal Bates yesterday prosecuted the Pirbright Institute, a government-funded research facility recognised by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation as the world reference centre for foot and mouth disease, for failures in relation to its disease containment controls during repeated...

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10 Mar 2014

Recent Developments In Tax Planning From A European Perspective: The Impact on Off Shore Jurisdictions

Richard Barraclough QC and Ian Whitehurst review the latest EU anti-money laundering directive. To view the article click here

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06 Mar 2014

David Travers QC invited to lecture at BPP Law School

David Travers QC will present a lecture entitled 'Health, Safety and Environmental Law - the hierarchy of delusions' at the BPP Law School on Wednesday 12th March. This lecture will address the tensions between regulatory enforcement and public perceptions, the tensions between the regulators and...

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05 Mar 2014

Mukhtiar Singh completes his first regulatory trial

Mukhtiar Singh appeared in a two-day trial involving proceedings brought by Trading Standards. The case involved the extreme emaciation of four pigs after the severe weather conditions of March 2013. The defendant faced 11 charges relating to animal welfare, food regulations and animal...

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