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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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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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