News

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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13 Sep 2012

Six Pump Court shortlisted as Health & Safety Set of the Year by 2012 Chambers Bar Awards

ix Pump Court has been shortlisted for UK Set of the Year in Health & Safety by the 2012 Chambers Bar Awards. Barrister Mark Harris has also been shortlisted as Health & Safety Junior of the Year. These awards are presented as part of the research conducted for the forthcoming 2013

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30 Aug 2012

‘Credit Card Killer’ and its Directors guilty of defrauding consumers

Richard Barraclough QC and Lee Bennett of 6 Pump Court have successfully prosecuted Momentum Network Limited trading as Credit Card Killer (CCK) and the company’s directors Basil and Amanda Rankine for fraud and breaches of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008. They are

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25 Jun 2012

Attorney General announces two Standing Counsel to HSE at 6 Pump Court

Since the start of this year the Health and Safety Executive, the Office of the Rail Regulator and the Environment Agency have been conducting an open competition to appoint advocates to a new Regulatory List. This involves the appointment of Standing Counsel to HSE and ORR and of A, B and C List

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03 May 2012

More Strength in Regulatory Crime

We are delighted to welcome Pascal Bates to Chambers. Joint Head of Chambers Peter Harrison QC said “Pascal is already well known to us as one of the leading prosecutors in Health and Safety cases and is a very strong addition to our Regulatory team. As with most advocacy there is no substitute

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13 Feb 2012

Chemicals in the Environment - Castle Debates (1.5 CPD points)

On 6th March, David Travers QC will be speaking at the latest in a series of events organised by the Castle Debates Series (in association with the Law Society). The event entitled 'Chemicals in the Environment' will focus on issues associated with the dispersal of man-made chemical substances

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05 Sep 2011

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act - David Travers QC to speak at conference

David Travers QC is presenting a paper entitled “The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act – a Pyrrhic triumph?” at a closed conference on the 15th and 16th September 2011 at the Centre for Business Responsibility and Accountability at the Newport International Business School.

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27 May 2011

EU Waste Framework Directive Seminar - July 2011

David Travers QC will be addressing the EELA Seminar on the new "EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and its Transposition by EU Member States, and Potential Impacts on the Regulated Community" (Supported by CHWMEG Inc) at Oriel College Oxford on the 1st and 2nd July 2011. He will be

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25 May 2011

CPS Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates

Following publication of the CPS Quality Assurance Scheme for Advocates Stephen Hockman QC, the Head of Chambers, approached both the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General over a number of concerns as to how the scheme would detrimentally affect practitioners at 6 Pump Court.

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28 Jul 2010

Sentence passed in Buncefield Trial

6 Pump Court Chambers barrister Stephen Hockman QC represented Total, the French energy giant in the case brought by the Environment Agency and the HSE against the oil companies involved.

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