News

15 Nov 2019

Simon Taylor, Thomas Stern & Lucy Luttman judge at Bar Mock Trial Competition

A regional heat of the Bar Mock Trial Competition 2019/20 was held last weekend on Saturday 9th November 2019 at Maidstone Crown Court. Organised by Young Citizens (an initiative of the Citizenship Foundation charity), the heat saw school teams from across the South-East present jury trials

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28 Oct 2019

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for four separate Chambers UK Bar Awards this year. Crime Silk of the Year: Oliver Saxby QC Environment/Planning Set of the Year Environment/Planning Junior of the Year: Christopher Badger Health & Safety Silk of the Year:

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28 Oct 2019

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Emin Kandola to the Crime Team

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce that Emin Kandola has joined Chambers. Emin’s practice encompasses all areas of criminal defence and she is instructed in cases of serious crime, regularly representing vulnerable and young defendants. Emin has also acted for the SFO as LPP and

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25 Oct 2019

Richard Barraclough QC secures acquittal of youth charged with attempted murder

Richard Barraclough QC leading Kate Kelleher instructed by Messrs Levales of Aldershot have together secured the acquittal of a 17 year old youth charged with attempted murder. It was alleged that the victim bore a grudge against D, blaming him for having abandoned a mutual friend to die in a

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21 Oct 2019

Sentence in Maids Moreton Murder

Sentence in the case of Ben Field was passed on Friday, following his conviction for the murder of the retired Stowe School teacher, Peter Farquhar. The trial judge, Mr Justice Sweeney, sentenced Field to Life Imprisonment with a minimum term of 36 years’ imprisonment. The case was prosecuted by

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11 Oct 2019

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in eleven practice areas in 2020 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set with Set rankings in Crime, Consumer Law Environment, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2020 Chambers UK Bar Guide. Barristers at Six Pump Court received 41 individual rankings across eleven practice areas. In total

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04 Oct 2019

Sheffield baby murder trial commences - Oliver Saxby QC defending

The trial of Jonathan Garner began yesterday at Sheffield Crown Court in front of Mr Justice Goss. Mr Garner is accused of murdering his ex-partner’s 23 month old daughter, Mia, in February 2014. Mia’s mother, Samantha Gregson, faces a charge of ‘causing or allowing’ Mia’s death. The

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04 Oct 2019

Thoughts on Advocacy from the Coal Face – a paper

In a paper entitled “Aristotle and the Three Pillars of Advocacy or a few thoughts on advocacy from the coal face”, Richard Barraclough QC draws on his experience of advocacy and discusses his own principles and methods of effectively presenting a case – both for the defence and the

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27 Sep 2019

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020

Six Pump Court has been recommended in eleven areas of law in the Legal 500 2020 with 62 individual recommendations. This year there were additional individual recommendations in Crime and Consumer Law. The eleven areas of law in which members are recommended are Consumer Law, Costs, Crime,

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20 Sep 2019

Manslaughter sentence appeal - Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore defending

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal against sentence of a man who had killed his brother in an argument in the back of a taxi after a night out with friends and family. Carl Eldred and his brother Lee had become involved in a dispute, both having consumed a fair amount of alcohol, which

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20 Sep 2019

Tom Dunn secures acquittal in attempted murder trial

Tom Dunn, instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors, has secured the acquittal of Lewis Shaw on a charge of attempted murder following a 4 day trial at Maidstone Crown Court. Mr Shaw was alleged to have attended the address of the complainant in the early hours of the morning having consumed significant

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09 Sep 2019

Oliver Saxby QC appointed a Recorder

Oliver Saxby QC has been appointed a Recorder in the latest Recorder Competition.

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13 Aug 2019

Murder Conviction in Maids Moreton Trial: Oliver Saxby QC and Mark Davies for the Crown

The trial of Field, Smith and Field finished last Friday with the conviction of the principal defendant, Ben Field, of the murder of the retired English teacher, Peter Farquhar. The trial (which had commenced on 30th April) was of the utmost complexity and gravity. Oliver Saxby QC was leading for

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06 Aug 2019

Convictions and Sentence in Birmingham Baby Murders – Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin Prosecuting

The trial of Louise Porton concluded on Thursday with sentence being passed on Friday. Miss Porton was convicted of murdering her two children, Lexi and Scarlett, and received a sentence of Life Imprisonment with a minimum term of 32 years. Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin were instructed by Anjuli

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26 Jul 2019

Stealth or “spoof” phones and criminal gangs

In this article, Richard Barraclough QC and Denise Breen Lawton consider the legal treatment of mobile phones specifically designed to mask the location of the phone and the identity of the user. To view the article click here

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04 Jul 2019

Double murder trial underway - Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin prosecuting

The trial of Louise Porton began yesterday before Mrs Justice Yip at Birmingham Crown Court. The defendant, aged 23, is charged with murdering her two children, Lexi and Scarlett, within 18 days of each other. Lexi was aged 3, Scarlett 17 months. The Crown’s case revolves around the absence of

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14 Jun 2019

Richard Barraclough QC acting in gangland murder trial

Richard Barraclough QC is currently engaged in the high profile gang murder trial in the Leeds Crown Court where following an attack by one gang on another in the Leeds city centre retribution is said to have been exacted when one of the gang was shot in the head and killed. News coverage of the

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20 May 2019

Alcohol and head injuries

Richard Barraclough QC writes on the dangers of a relatively minor assault to the head of an intoxicated victim and the possibility that just a small impact may cause death. In his note he reports a recent case in which he prosecuted a defendant who tragically killed his brother in such

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07 May 2019

Maids Moreton murder trial - Oliver Saxby QC leading for Crown

The trial of Field, Smyth and Field began last Tuesday at Oxford Crown Court. The three face allegations relating to five victims - Peter Farquhar, Anne Moore-Martin, Jonathan Elliman, Howard Meakin and Liz Zettl. Ben Field (aged 28) and Martyn Smith (32) were English students at the University

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01 May 2019

Catherine Donnelly secures conviction in Maidstone murder case

Catherine Donnelly, acting for the Crown Prosecution Service has secured the murder conviction of Trevor Brazier who has been found guilty of strangling a homeless man. A jury found Brazier guilty of murder at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday. Sentencing will take place tomorrow. Oliver Saxby QC,

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17 Apr 2019

Death by dangerous driving suspended sentence - Oliver Saxby QC defending

Last Friday at Chester Crown Court, 89-year old Albert Pentall was sentenced to a 16-month custodial sentence suspended for 2 years following the death in a road accident of a 48-year old wife and mother of two. Mr Pentall had been making the short journey home after an evening out with friends

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16 Apr 2019

Nina Ellin prosecutes lorry driver convicted of causing death by dangerous driving

The lorry driver was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving. He had been watching a TV programme on his phone whilst driving an HGV. Viorel Sandulache, was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of causing Abi Harvey's death. Nina Ellin was prosecuting. News coverage of the

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10 Apr 2019

Murder acquittal - Oliver Saxby QC defending

A man charged with involvement in the Rochester Bridge killing has been acquitted of murder after a 3-week trial. Levi Webb was standing trial in connection with the death of a man called Peter Beale, who was stabbed to death on the evening of 17th September 2018. Oliver Saxby QC was leading

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01 Apr 2019

Rochester Bridge murder trial - Oliver Saxby QC defending

The trial of Levi Webb is entering its closing stages. Mr Webb is charged with the murder of Peter Beale, who was found stabbed to death under Rochester Bridge, Kent in September of last year. Webb and his co-defendant, Billy Dole, were dealing drugs - Webb as Dole’s runner. On the evening of

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25 Mar 2019

Sentencing in Post Office fraud case

Richard Barraclough QC, leading Simon Clarke, represented the prosecution (Post Office) of a 52 year old director of the Post Office who reported to the Board and who had been defrauding the Post Office since 2007. He was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment and ordered to pay almost £400,000 in

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