News

29 Jan 2018

Chatham killing - Oliver Saxby QC defends

The case of Joshua Stimpson, charged with the murder of his ex-partner, Molly McLaren, gets underway today.

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26 Jan 2018

Nina Ellin successfully defends ex-policeman of serious sexual assault

A former Detective Inspector facing allegations of serious sexual assault has been acquitted following a trial at Luton Crown Court.

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24 Jan 2018

Murder Acquittal - Oliver Saxby QC Defends

John Buchanan, a 22 year old man from Ramsgate, has been cleared by a jury of murdering an acquaintance, Archie Ward, aged 40.

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22 Jan 2018

Oliver Saxby QC completes closing speech in major sex abuse case

The Crown finished their closing speech in the case of Hussain and others on Friday 12th January, the trial having commenced on 9th October.

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15 Dec 2017

Leave Granted in Sexual Assault Appeal

D, a man of effective previous good character, had been convicted of historic sexual assaults and had received a sentence of imprisonment. He instructed new solicitors and applied for leave to appeal against his convictions.

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13 Dec 2017

Press Ban Lifted in Sex Abuse Case

The press ban in respect of the major sexual abuse trial being prosecuted by Oliver Saxby QC at Oxford Crown Court has been relaxed so as to permit reporting of various aspects of the case. It is one of the largest of its type ever conducted.

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05 Dec 2017

Richard Barraclough QC and John FitzGerald start murder trial

Richard Barraclough QC and John Fitzgerald are representing one of three men accused of beating a homeless Romanian man to death.

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03 Nov 2017

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 Set and barristers ranked in twelve practice areas in 2018 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

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01 Nov 2017

M1 Crash - Oliver Saxby QC Instructed for Crown

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to lead the prosecution of the two lorry drivers charged following the fatal crash on the M1 in August.

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13 Oct 2017

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 2017

Six Pump Court has been recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2017) with 57 individual recommendations.

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06 Oct 2017

Investigatory Powers Act and the new oversight regime

In an article for Lexis PSL, Ian Whitehurst explains the role of the new commissioner and considers some of the potential implications of the new regime which oversees the use of investigatory powers by the authorities.

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15 Sep 2017

Richard Barraclough QC to speak at Wilberforce World Freedom Summit

Richard Barraclough QC has been invited to become a Fellow of the University of Hull Wilberforce Institute.

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12 Sep 2017

Lengthy sentences imposed in sex abuse prosecution

Sentence took place yesterday at Reading Crown Court in the historic interfamilial sex abuse prosecution brought following one of the largest police investigations of its type.

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08 Sep 2017

New book on vulnerable people in the criminal justice system

Simon Taylor is a contributing author to the recently published practitioner text 'Vulnerable People in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide to Law and Practice'.

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06 Sep 2017

Police pay compensation to Lord Bramall after false child abuse allegations

Richard Barraclough QC has advised and represented Lord Bramall in his claim for damages against the Metropolitan Police following the collapse of Operation Midland.

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04 Sep 2017

Settlement in £9 million tetraplegia claim

Richard Barraclough QC instructed by Mr Joe McManus of Messrs Kennedys has advised and represented the defence in a £9 million tetraplegia claim.

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25 Aug 2017

Richard Barraclough QC defends 17 year old acquitted of murdering ‘love rival’

The jury returned in the Leeds Crown Court and acquitted a 17 year old of murdering Irfan Wahid.

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23 Aug 2017

Ben Irwin appointed to the Serious Fraud Office panel

Chambers is pleased to announce that the Director of the Serious Fraud Office has appointed Ben Irwin to the SFO ‘B’ panel.

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07 Aug 2017

Shooting Case Plea Results in Attempted Murder and GBH Acquittal

The case of David Jeffers was resolved last week when the Crown accepted a plea to a firearms offence, leading to Jeffers’ acquittal on the counts of attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

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04 Aug 2017

Oliver Saxby QC begins Manchester Shooting Trial

The trial of David Jeffers began at Manchester Crown Court on Monday. Mr Jeffers is charged with the attempted murder of a woman in a hotel.

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19 Jul 2017

Convictions in Historic Familial Sex Abuse Case

After over two weeks in retirement, the jury in the familial sex abuse case being prosecuted by Oliver Saxby QC leading Georgina Gibbs at Reading Crown Court have returned their verdicts.

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10 Jul 2017

'Wind in the Willows' murder trial features in Channel 4 documentary

The trial of Michael Danaher - prosecuted by Oliver Saxby QC and Michael Roques - is the centrepiece of tonight’s instalment of the Channel 4 documentary series, ‘Catching a Killer’.

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06 Jul 2017

Baby death - Oliver Saxby QC and Danny Moore defend

The trial of Katherine Cox and Danny Shepherd began on Monday at Maidstone Crown Court before Mr Justice Stuart-Smith.

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04 Jul 2017

Chambers welcomes new criminal practitioner Ben Irwin

The members of 6 Pump Court are pleased to announce that Ben Irwin has accepted an invitation of tenancy with Chambers. He joins the Criminal Team with immediate effect.

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30 Jun 2017

London taxi driver acquitted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A London taxi driver represented by Thomas Stern has been acquitted of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

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