News

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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28 Feb 2014

Members of Six Pump Court participate in Central Law Training conference “Defending Regulatory Proceedings”.

On 25th February David Travers QC chaired (and lectured about disciplinary proceedings at) the annual CLT conference on the defence of regulatory proceedings. Other members of Chambers invited to speak were Oliver Saxby QC on the Proceeds of Crime Act, Mark Watson on Sentencing and, Lee...

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19 Feb 2014

Partnership sentenced for lake safety failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted a farming partnership which was fined £60,000 plus £31,252.12 in costs for water safety failures that led to the death of a 17 year old worker at a lake on a wetland wildlife reserve. The reserve near Wicken, Cambridgeshire, said to be essential to wildfowl in East...

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13 Feb 2014

Six Pump Court Chambers present Health & Safety Seminar

Six Pump Court Chambers, recently awarded the Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession's  “Health and Safety Chambers of the Year 2013” joined with Gullards Solicitors to host a seminar on health & safety law in the corporate environment this month. The seminar covered the law in the...

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06 Feb 2014

New Member of Chambers

Six Pump Court Chambers are delighted to welcome Stuart Jessop who joins our Regulatory and Crime Teams. Stuart has a significant practice in the area of business and financial crime which includes a large element of fraud and intellectual property work. Stuart's extensive experience in this area...

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05 Feb 2014

Assessing the impact of R (Virgin Media) v Zinga

Oliver Saxby QC, Ian Whitehurst and Stuart Jessop have co-written an article on private prosecutions which discusses the foundations laid down by the recent case R (Virgin Media) v Zinga. To access the article from our list of publications click here

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29 Jan 2014

Financial Crime and the Criminal Justice System

Ian Whitehurst has written an article in which he discusses the effectiveness of the current criminal and regulatory regimes in dealing with financial crimes.The article, entitled 'Is a chequebook better than a defence statement?' is available on the Six Pump Court website and a link to this...

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20 Nov 2013

Ian Thomas joins Six Pump Court

Chambers is pleased to announce that specialist Regulatory Law barrister Ian Thomas has returned to practice at Six Pump Court. Ian Thomas was called to the Bar in 1993 by Gray’s Inn and he was a member of Chambers until 2006. He then moved to Ireland with his family and re-qualified as a...

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09 Oct 2013

Six Pump Court barristers nominated in Chambers 100 UK Bar

Mark Harris and Mark Watson have been nominated for inclusion into the Chambers 100 UK Bar. The Chambers UK Bar ranks the top barristers in the UK and publication is planned for the Autumn. To view the full list of nominations click here

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04 Oct 2013

Six Pump Court Chambers named as Health & Safety 'Set of the Year'

Six Pump Court Chambers were named Health & Safety 'Set of the Year' last night at the Chambers Bar Awards ceremony. "Going from strength to strength, this set has established a leading presence in the health and safety field as just one aspect of its broader and well-recognised regulatory...

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03 Oct 2013

Mark Harris and Mark Watson represent Environment Agency in an appeal by Thames Water against sentence

Mark Harris and Mark Watson have successfully represented the Environment Agency in an long running prosecution of Thames Water following a flooding incident in south London in 2003. Thames Water had been prosecuted and ordered to pay fines and costs of over £300,000 by a Magistrate's Court in...

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09 Sep 2013

Six Pump Court shortlisted in forthcoming Chambers Bar Awards with two nominations

Six Pump Court Chambers has received two nominations in the forthcoming Chambers Bar Awards 2013. Chambers has been shortlisted as Health & Safety Law Set of the Year. Mark Watson has been shortlisted as Health & Safety Law Junior of the Year. For more details and a full list of...

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09 Sep 2013

David Travers QC to chair the Eversheds Health & Safety Summer School

David Travers QC has been invited to chair the Eversheds Annual Health & Safety Summer School. The event will be held on 17-18 September at Merton College, University of Oxford. More details can be found here

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05 Sep 2013

Pascal Bates Prosecutes Essex Hospital for Double Safety Failures

Pascal Bates has prosecuted Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for two quite separate sets of safety failings. Between 2004 and 2010 the Trust failed to get to grips with the management of legionella in its complex water systems, despite having previously been...

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02 Sep 2013

David Travers QC teaching forthcoming course on Professional Disciplinary Tribunals

David Travers QC will be teaching a course on Professional Disciplinary tribunals later this month. The course, entitled 'Enforcing Professional Duties and Obligations' and organised by CLT, will be held in London on the 10th September. Further information and a link to the course can be...

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13 May 2013

Mark Watson successfully prosecutes company responsible for major pollution incident

Mark Watson, on behalf of the Environment Agency, has successfully prosecuted one of Europe's leading chemical companies for a pesticide pollution of the River Nene in Peterborough. Thousands of fish died and thousands more were damaged as a result of the leak of toxic chemicals into the river...

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04 Apr 2013

Stephen Hockman QC and Lee Bennett successfully represent Ofgem in proposed record £10.5m fine case against energy supplier SSE

Ofgem has announced its intention to fine SSE £10.5 million for mis-selling energy contracts to domestic customers. Stephen Hockman QC, Monica Carss-Frisk QC andLee Bennett advised Ofgem throughout this complex and very substantial investigation. Further support was provided by Nicholas...

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03 Dec 2012

Pascal Bates Prosecutes Oil Drum Explosion Case

On 27 November Pascal Bates successfully prosecuted C.V.S. (Anglia) Limited, an Ipswich vehicle repair company, for safety failures at its garage premises. A workshop assistant was badly injured when cutting open an old oil drum with an oxy-acetylene torch. The incident was caught on CCTV...

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03 Dec 2012

Mark Watson successfully represents Maritime & Coastguard Agency

At Southampton Crown Court on 27 November 2012 Mark Watson successfully represented the Maritime & Coastguard Agency in the first successful prosecution of a UK-based management agent in relation to the safety of an Anglo-Spanish trawler. “The Shark”, based at La Coruna in Galicia but...

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30 Nov 2012

David Travers QC and Mark Watson awarded honorary fellowships of the Society of Food and Hygiene and Technology

On 22 November 2012 David Travers QC and Mark Watson were awarded honorary fellowships of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT) at the Society's annual lunch at the Savoy.  In presenting the fellowships the chairman of SOFHT expressed thanks to David and Mark for their work over...

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07 Nov 2012

Pascal Bates and Simon Taylor lead Bribery Act Training Event

On 1st November 2012 Pascal Bates and Simon Taylor led a CPD accredited training event on the Bribery Act 2010 at the head quarters of Epping Forest District Council. The seminar, whose 25 delegates included the Chief Executive, Head of Planning and the Deputy Head of the Legal Department,...

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