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14 Sep 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Tier 1 in Environmental Law in Legal 500 (2016)

Six Pump Court is pleased to be ranked a Tier 1 set in Environmental Law and to be ranked as a set in five areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) which was published today. Overall, Six Pump Court’s barristers are now recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2016) overall with 60

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09 Sep 2016

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn begin murder trial at Maidstone Crown Court

Simon Taylor and Tom Dunn, instructed on behalf of the prosecution by the South Eastern Complex Case Work Unit of the CPS, have begun the trial of Mark Love at Maidstone Crown Court in relation to charges of murder and aggravated burglary. The prosecution's case is that Mr Love was part of a

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15 Aug 2016

Richard Barraclough QC defends teacher against allegations of historic child sex offences from 1990’s

Richard Barraclough QC, leading Stephen Betts, has just finished the defence of a teacher before the National College for Teaching and Leadership, charged with matters of the nature of historic sex arising mainly from a school trip in 1998. The College, basing its decision on the civil standard

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09 Aug 2016

Clandestine entrants into the UK and the transportation industry - significant Appeal Court judgment

In a ruling handed down last month, the Court of Appeal made an important judgment on the law relating to civil penalties and clandestine entrants to the UK. Bolle Transport BV and Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] EWCA Civ 783 involved an appeal against a civil penalty imposed

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03 Aug 2016

Teenagers prosecuted for rape and sexual assault of 'comatose' victim

Nina Ellin has prosecuted a trial which resulted in the conviction of a young man for rape and another for sexual assault. The facts were significant because the actual incident was filmed on the victim's friend's phone, as her friend came into the room and caught them in the act. The victim

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01 Aug 2016

Nina Ellin prosecutes two men for smuggling 18 Albanians into UK

Nina Ellin has prosecuted two men in a case which concerned the smuggling of 18 Albanians into the UK. The two men attempted to smuggle the Albanians, including two children, into the UK on an inflatable boat in May this year. They had to be rescued when the boat began to take on water just off the

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25 Jul 2016

Nicholas Baldock secures significant damages for soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Nicholas Baldock has secured a six figure damages sum on behalf of a soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2012. Nicholas Baldock negotiated a large settlement for the soldier who sustained injuries when he came under fire and took evading action; the soldier had been sent out on patrol

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14 Jul 2016

Craig Evans successfully defends man accused of wounding with intent

Craig Evans has successfully defended Haval Whab at Maidstone Crown Court who was acquitted yesterday after trial of wounding with intent and wounding in the alternative. The prosecution case was that at a Christmas celebration at the Tara Restaurant, Chatham, the defendant struck the

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13 Jul 2016

Oliver Saxby QC defends Anthony Ayres

The trial of Anthony Ayres started in front of Mrs Justice McGowan at Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday. Mr Ayres is alleged to have brutally attacked an acquaintance called Kelly Pearce at a friend’s address in Canvey Island in November 2015. The jury have been told that Mr Ayres was on life

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05 Jul 2016

Criminal Law Seminar - Making the Digital Case System Work

On Thursday 21st July, the Criminal Law Team at Six Pump Court Chambers will host a seminar entitled 'Making the Digital Case System Work' at which they will discuss the progress and use of the DCS for criminal law practitioners. The event is free to attend and will take place at our Annexe in

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04 Jul 2016

Wrestling Move Murder Trial Continues

The trial of three brothers charged with the murder of a vulnerable woman who they performed WWE wrestling manoeuvres on over an alleged 7-hour period continues. Oliver Saxby QC, instructed by Bond Joseph Solicitors and leading Sara Haroon, is representing the first defendant, Joshua Knight. The

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22 Jun 2016

Tom Dunn secures acquittals in Operation Silverton following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court

Tom Dunn, instructed by Paul Lahiff & Co., has secured the acquittal of Raymond Duigan on charges of conspiracy to rob and false imprisonment following a 5 week trial at Croydon Crown Court. The prosecution case was that the defendants, dressed as police officers and equipped with fake

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20 Jun 2016

Richard Barraclough QC acting in two fraud cases

Richard Barraclough QC has acted in two separate fraud cases over the last few months, one involving the sale of drugged and dangerous horses; the other involving false claims relating to the recycling of electronic waste destined for the Nigerian market. In the first case he represented a

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07 Jun 2016

Oliver Saxby QC instructed to lead for Crown in Oxford killing

Oliver Saxby QC has been instructed to prosecute the man accused of having killed the Oxford historian, Adrian Greenwood. Mr Greenwood’s body was found at his home in Oxford on 6th April. The trial will take place later this year. Please use the links below for media coverage of the

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16 May 2016

Oliver Saxby QC begins Old Bailey defence

The trial of a 16 year old charged with the murder of another 16 year old begins on Monday at the Central Criminal Court. Aaron Gaiete is accused of stabbing Charlie Kutyauripo to death at a birthday party in Woodford, London. Oliver Saxby QC is defending, leading Sara Haroon and instructed

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13 May 2016

Mukhtiar Singh speaks at The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Conference

Yesterday Mukhtiar Singh spoke at the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Conference 2016. His talk on the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and RIPA covered the impact of judicial oversight to the application process and provided “excellent” practical guidance on approval applications

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03 May 2016

Court moves to sentence in torture case

Tom Dunn has prosecuted the sentence of Aaron Rickets and Alando McNeish on a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The prosecution’s case was that the defendants walked into their victim’s house uninvited and accused him of stealing from them. They ordered him to strip naked

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25 Apr 2016

John O'Higgins appears for the defence in contract killing case

John O'Higgins, instructed by Reeds Solicitors, Oxford, represents Frank Warren who is accused of conspiracy to murder and attempted murder. Click here for news coverage of the case  

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22 Apr 2016

Tom Dunn secures acquittal of 17 year old in gang rape case

Tom Dunn, instructed by Sara Haroon of Bond Joseph Solicitors, has secured the acquittal of a 17 year old Syrian asylum seeker on two counts of rape following a 10 day trial at Maidstone Crown Court. The Jury acquitted following deliberations lasting nearly 2 days. The case has attracted

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21 Apr 2016

Oliver Saxby QC invited to contribute to British Academy project on treatment of Sex Offences within Criminal Justice System

Oliver Saxby QC has been invited to contribute to a two-year project being conducted by academics from the School of Law and Department of Criminology at Leicester University and funded by the British Academy entitled ‘Examining the Criminal Justice Response to Sexual Offences’. The purpose

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19 Apr 2016

Latest Prosecution in Operation Pallial

In the latest prosecution brought by the National Crime Agency and CPS Wales, and prosecuted by Catherine Donnelly, as part of Operation Pallial, a man has today been sentenced to nine months in prison for possessing extreme pornographic images. Operation Pallial is the ongoing investigation

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15 Apr 2016

Rape Acquittal: A Case Study

Oliver Saxby QC examines his successful defence of a university student of previous good character charged with the rape of a fellow student. Please click on the link to the Case Study

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14 Apr 2016

Oliver Saxby QC Defends Rape Accused

The trial of PA, a 40 year old married man of previous good character charged with two counts of rape, continues into its second week at Guildford Crown Court. The Crown allege that in June 2015 PA raped a 24 year old woman who he had picked up in Ascot, following a days’ racing. The woman had

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14 Mar 2016

Oliver Saxby QC’s Sex Exploitation Trial Continues at Old Bailey

The case of a 36 year old man facing allegations of rape and sexual activity allegedly committed against a young and vulnerable 13-14 year old, back in 2007/2008, is entering its third week. Oliver Saxby QC is leading for the Crown. The complainant gave her evidence over the course of 2

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01 Mar 2016

Forensic DNA analysis in light of new technology and security needs

Kristiina Reed is to speak at an international conference in Venice on the legal and regulatory frameworks for the forensic use of DNA technology and its application to national forensic DNA databases. At the conference entitled “Forensic DNA analysis in the light of the new security needs”,

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