News

14 Nov 2016

Waste, planning and Aarhus costs

William Upton and Emmaline Lambert have successfully defended a waste recycling facility permission next to a proposed new ‘garden suburb’. The Judicial Review proceedings were brought by the promoters of the 1,000+ homes in Birchall Garden Suburb, including Tarmac Ltd. It was said that the...

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11 Nov 2016

Anne Williams represents restaurant in immediate Article 4 Direction

Anne Williams has represented the Le Colombier restaurant in Chelsea regarding an immediate Article 4 Direction made by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The freeholder of the property is applying for the right to convert it into a shop, or to premises for financial or professional...

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02 Nov 2016

Six Pump Court ranked Band 1 in Environment and barristers ranked in eleven areas in 2017 Chambers UK Bar Guide

Six Pump Court Chambers is delighted to be ranked as a Band 1 Set in Environment Law along with further Set rankings in Crime, Health & Safety and Planning in the new 2017 Chambers UK Bar Guide . Furthermore barristers at Six Pump Court received 42 individual rankings across eleven practice...

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01 Nov 2016

Six Pump Court welcomes new Environmental Law specialist Charles Morgan

Chambers is pleased to welcome Charles Morgan to the Planning & Environmental Law team at Six Pump Court. Charles’ principal areas of practice are environmental law and commercial property law. He has a particular interest in all areas of water and water industry law which has led to...

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31 Oct 2016

Mark Harris wins Environment Junior of the Year at Chambers UK Bar Awards

Chambers congratulates Mark Harris on winning Environment Junior of the Year at the 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards. The annual Chambers UK Bar Awards were presented at a ceremony in London last week and are based on the extensive research that is undertaken for the 2017 edition of Chambers UK Bar...

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24 Oct 2016

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 11th November

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 11th November 2016. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of...

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05 Oct 2016

Planning, POCA and PFI - What You Need To Know

We are very sorry but this event has had to be cancelled. Six Pump Court Chambers and BDO (LLP) will present a Legal and Commercial Update Seminar entitled "Planning, POCA and PFI - What You Need To Know" this month in Manchester. The speakers include Ian Whitehurst, Giles Atkinson and Emmaline...

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05 Oct 2016

Deliberate Concealment in Planning Enforcement Case

Anne Williams has successfully defended a client against allegations of deliberate concealment in a recent planning enforcement case. The case was brought by the London Borough of Ealing. The case has been reported in Planning Magazine (available online to subscribers). A copy of the Planning...

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20 Sep 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards

We are pleased to announce that barristers at Six Pump Court Chambers have been shortlisted in the following categories for the Chambers Bar Awards 2016:- Environment/Planning:         Junior of the Year      Mark Harris Health &...

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20 Sep 2016

Anne Williams successfully defends council’s decision on housing policy

Anne Williams has successfully defended a decision of Arun District Council to refuse planning permission for 100 dwellings in the area of St Mary’s, Yapton. The Secretary of State’s decision of 13th September 2016 dismissed an appeal for the new housing, contrary to the Inspector’s...

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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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30 Aug 2016

Anne Williams appointed to the Lexis PSL Planning editorial board

Anne Williams has been appointed to the Lexis PSL Planning editorial board. Along with other experts in planning law she will advise on the Lexis PSL Planning service and be involved in selecting future topics, plans and strategy for the product. To view more on the Lexis PSL planning product...

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18 Jul 2016

Enforcement of Environmental Law - Conference for Solicitors

On Monday 18th July 2016, Stephen Hockman QC, Gordon Wignall and Christopher Badger will be among the speakers at a conference on the enforcement of environmental law, to be held for the benefit of the City of London Solicitors’ Society at the offices of Slaughter and May. The topics to be...

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29 Jun 2016

Pension Fund Managers Legal Duties and Climate Risk

Frances Lawson will speak at a seminar next week organised jointly between ClientEarth and ShareAction entitled Clarifying Legal Duties – the implications for pensions and climate risk. The event is being held to celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Law Commission’s 2014 review,...

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23 Jun 2016

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert speaking at RTPI 2016 Planning Law Update Conference

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert of Six Pump Court Chambers' Planning Team will be speaking at today's 2016 RTPI Planning Law Update Conference. This one-day conference will provide a thorough,  examination of the key legal issues and will try to help delegates to navigate the labyrinth of...

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22 Jun 2016

Environmental Law Masterclass Seminars

Six Pump Court continues our series of environmental law seminars with two  ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Wednesday 29th June 2016 Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’ Topics and Brexit/Remain Reaction (2 CPD points) *PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT...

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17 Jun 2016

UKELA Annual Conference 2016

The UKELA Annual Conference is taking place in Brighton between Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2016. The theme is  'From Global to Local' - how international environmental law affects UK practice in energy, infrastructure, nature conservation, planning, marine and regulation. Stephen Hockman QC...

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15 Jun 2016

Private Nuisance Litigation Masterclass - Seminar

Our series of Masterclass Environmental Law Seminars continues next month with a second seminar,  Private Nuisance Litigation Masterclass to be held on 11th July. The first of these seminars was entitled Environmental Permitting Masterclass and was held on 29th June. Second Masterclass...

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08 Jun 2016

International Symposium on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages

Stephen Hockman QC will be speaking at the International Symposium on Directors’ Liability for Climate Change Damages to be held at the University of Oxford today, 8th June 2016. The event is the first in a series of high level international symposia organised by the Commonwealth Climate and...

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08 Jun 2016

Transfer of Power: the Energy Act 2016 and Wind Farms

Following a request from Lexis PSL, Megan Thomas provides comment on the impact of the Energy Act 2016 on large onshore wind farms and the impact of the changes which will see the decision making process devolved from central government to local planning authorities. Megan also outlines the key...

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07 Jun 2016

Environmental Permitting Masterclass - Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the first in our short series of ‘Masterclass’ Environmental Law Seminars to be held this summer: Environmental Permitting Masterclass: ‘Hot’ Topics and Brexit/Remain Reaction *PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED* The purpose of this seminar will be...

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24 May 2016

Christopher Badger to speak at the Environmental Law Conference 2016

At the Environmental Law Conference 2016 organised by MBL Seminars, Christopher Badger will be amongst the speakers discussing the current environmental law issues. This year the sessions will cover contaminated land and remediation, environmental sentencing and the legal implications of...

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24 May 2016

Six Pump Court Chambers wins Global Environmental Law award

Six Pump Court Chambers has been awarded the Corporate LiveWire Global 2016 Award for Environmental Law in London. The Corporate LiveWire Global Awards recognise individuals and companies in the global legal and finance sector that have demonstrated great achievements in the past 12 months. As...

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26 Apr 2016

Important Green Belt Ruling

Megan Thomas has successfully represented Epping Forest District Council in the High Court and Court of Appeal against a challenge to a grant of planning permission for a very large horticultural glasshouse in the Green Belt.  The Court of Appeal has ruled that agricultural buildings are...

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20 Apr 2016

New website on the Law of Environmental Permitting and Enforcement

Gordon Wignall of 6 Pump Court has set up a new website and legal resource for clients facing the prospect of regulatory enforcement or civil claims.  It provides practical information and news about environmental permitting, pollution prevention and control, together with guidance and assistance...

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