News

20 Apr 2018

Can highway land become a Village Green?

William Upton has just completed a village green public inquiry where the applicant disputed the status of the land as highway verge, and also argued that any highway use would not be incompatible with it being a village green as well.

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13 Apr 2018

Spring Statement 2018 - tackling the plastic problem

In a recent interview with Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers the government’s recent call for evidence on using the tax system or charges to tackle single-use plastic waste.

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29 Mar 2018

Inquiry closes into proposed restriction of Southern Water's abstraction licences on the Rivers Test and Itchen

A public inquiry recently concluded into the Environment Agency's proposed changes to three sets of abstraction licences at the River Test, River Itchen and Candover Stream in Hampshire.

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27 Mar 2018

Anne Williams represents local authority at inquiry into plans to convert a footpath into a cycle track

Anne Williams has successfully appeared on behalf of the London Borough of Waltham Forest at an inquiry into the local authority's plans for the conversion of a public footpath to a cycle track.

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23 Mar 2018

Water quality under pressure

In an article for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger assesses the recent report published by the Environment Agency into the quality of the water supply in England.

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16 Mar 2018

Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018

The Chambers UK Guide to Environmental Law 2018 was published this week. The Guide has been written by members of the Six Pump Court Environmental Law Team.

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06 Mar 2018

Frances Lawson appointed to join ICC Taskforce

Frances Lawson has been invited to join the International Chambers of Commerce’s Task Force on the Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes.

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28 Feb 2018

Latest environmental law video newscast

The latest monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL , is now available.

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27 Feb 2018

Environment Agency liable to pay damages for breach of Convention Rights

On 14 February 2018, the Supreme Court handed down judgment in R (Mott) v Environment Agency [2018] UKSC 10.

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12 Feb 2018

Listed building enforcement notice in historic Windsor Conservation Area upheld

A listed building enforcement notice in respect of the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel in the Windsor Conservation Area has just been upheld after a public inquiry.

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31 Jan 2018

New environmental law video newscast

From January 2018, a monthly video environmental law newscast presented by Christopher Badger, in association with LexisPSL ,will be available on our website.

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04 Dec 2017

Air pollution law after Brexit

William Upton is addressing the Investigation of Air Pollution Standing Conference (IAPSC) today on the implications of Brexit on air quality legislation in the UK.

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04 Dec 2017

Christopher Badger wins Real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Chambers congratulates Christopher Badger on winning real Estate, Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the 2018 Legal 500 Bar Awards.

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24 Nov 2017

Six Pump Court receives four nominations in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018

Six Pump Court Chambers has received four nominations in the Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2018 shortlist.

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17 Nov 2017

Environmental Law Practice Guide 2018: UK Chapter written by Six Pump Court

The Chambers & Partners Environmental Law Global Practice Guide 2018 is now available online. The UK chapter has been written by Six Pump Court barristers

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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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