News

13 Nov 2017

Changes to the development management process

William Upton and Frances Lawson will present sessions at an RTPI event entitled "Changes to the development management process" this week.

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10 Nov 2017

Bangor Wharf housing planning appeal

Six Pump Court barristers will represent both parties at an upcoming planning appeal relating to a major housing development on Regent’s Canal, Camden

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08 Nov 2017

Giles Atkinson successfully challenges gypsy status of appellant

Given the breadth of the definition of ‘gypsies and travellers’ in the Government’s Planning Policy for Traveller Sites, it is rare for an appellant asserting gypsy status to be successfully challenged.

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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

The marine environment after Brexit - the UK’s international law obligations

Jill Barrett spoke at a conference hosted by the British Ecological Society and the Marine Biological Association.

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31 Oct 2017

Roy Martin QC successfully represents respondent in Supreme Court planning appeal

Roy Martin QC was successful in resisting an appeal to the UK Supreme Court by Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority.

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17 Oct 2017

The Charter of the Forest after 800 years – its meaning then and now

The Temple Church will host a Symposium based upon this Charter , which came into being 800 years ago, and two years after the Magna Carta.

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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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09 Oct 2017

Regulatory and Planning Law Conference 2017 (Leeds)

Six Pump Court presents a Regulatory and Planning Law Conference to be held on 20th November in Leeds.

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02 Oct 2017

Megan Thomas represents homeowner in successful High Court appeal where enforcement notice declared a nullity

Megan Thomas succeeded in quashing an enforcement notice on the basis that it was a nullity and no better than waste paper. One of the steps required by the notice was to remove a two storey side extension to a dwelling but no two storey side extension existed.

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06 Sep 2017

The weaknesses in the revised air quality national plan

In an article for LexisNexis PSL, William Upton assesses the main features of the government’s revised plan to tackle nitrogen dioxide pollution.

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31 Aug 2017

Christopher Badger shortlisted in the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards for Environmental Junior of the Year

Christopher Badger has been shortlisted in the ‘Environment/Planning: Junior of the Year’ category of the 2017 Chambers UK Bar Awards.

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24 Aug 2017

Further support for the OAN and 5 year housing land supply in West Berkshire

A further Inspector has found that West Berkshire District Council is measuring its 5 year housing land supply against an appropriate OAN, that it has not been persistently under - delivering and that it has a 5 year housing land supply.

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02 Aug 2017

Secretary of State dismisses appeal for two large housing schemes

The Communities Secretary finds that West Berkshire District Council has a 5 year housing land supply.

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02 Aug 2017

Six Pump Court welcomes two new members to Chambers

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Robert Griffiths QC and Nicola Strachan to Chambers.

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24 Jul 2017

Maritime Delimitations and Hydrocarbon Resources in Central America and the Caribbean

Jill Barrett spoke at a conference on Maritime Delimitations and Hydrocarbon Resources in Central America and the Caribbean.

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11 Jul 2017

The use of cost benefit analysis in environmental regulation

In a recent article for the Journal of Water Law, Charles Morgan addresses the challenges of cost-benefit analysis in the context of environmental regulation and private nuisance claims.

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29 Jun 2017

William Upton and Megan Thomas speaking at RTPI Planning Law Update Conference

William Upton and Megan Thomas are speaking at the RTPI Planning Law Update Conference in London today.

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12 Jun 2017

‘Piercing the Veil’ - Incorporation and Liability for Environmental Damage: Widening the Net

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of Environmental and Public Law Seminars to be held this year on Wednesday 12th July.

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05 Jun 2017

Rural housing development and treatment of former agricultural buildings

Giles Atkinson has successfully represented a local planning authority at a combined enforcement notice and planning appeal inquiry into the development of new housing in the countryside.

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16 May 2017

Flood Defence and Pollution Control: Statutory Powers and Compensation

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental and public law seminars to be held this year: Flood Defence and Pollution Control: Statutory Powers and Compensation Flood damage is an increasing threat. A variety of statutory powers are entrusted to the Environment Agency,...

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28 Apr 2017

Vacant building credit and housing development in the Green Belt

Giles Atkinson has successfully defended an LPA’s decision not to apply the Vacant Building Credit to a 46 house development in the Metropolitan Green Belt. In what is believed to be the first Inspector’s decision on the discretion provided by NPPG para 023 providing for authorities to...

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19 Apr 2017

Judicial Review: Tactics for Winning, Recent Developments and “Abuse of Power”

Six Pump Court presents the first in our series of environmental and public law seminars to be held this year: Judicial Review: Tactics for Winning, Recent Developments and “Abuse of Power” This seminar will examine the effect of legislative changes to judicial review procedures effected...

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05 Apr 2017

Planning enforcement and abandoned moorings 

The curtain has finally come down on the long-running planning enforcement case where William Upton has been advising the Broads Authority on the unlawful use of an old mooring basin. The continued pressure from the Broads Authority has now led to the landowner selling up, and abandoning his...

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03 Apr 2017

The need for a new international environmental court

On 29 March, Stephen Hockman QC presented a lecture on the history of proposals for an international environmental court and explore how the idea might be taken forward, as well as discussing other related issues. The event took place in the Middle Temple Library. To view a copy of the...

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