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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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18 Apr 2016

Cruise ship emissions debate sets sail for High Court

In an interview for Lexis PSL, Christopher Badger considers a High Court challenge to plans for a wharf in the Thames that will be capable of accommodating very large ships, including cruise liners. In July 2015, Greenwich Council approved plans for a wharf in the Thames that would be able to

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15 Apr 2016

Nicholas Ostrowski to speak at forthcoming PEBA National Conference

Nicholas Ostrowski will be amongst the speakers at this year’s PEBA National Conference which will take place in May in London. The Conference entitled “2011-2016 A Quinquennial Review” will review the law, policy and practice guidance as it affects the planning practitioner, in light of

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01 Apr 2016

Six Pump Court Barristers listed in Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2016

Six Pump Court barristers Stephen Hockman QC, Mark Harris and Mark Watson have each been included in the Who's Who Legal UK Bar 2016 list of leading barristers in Environmental Law, in which a total of 33 barristers were identified as leaders in this field. The analysis from the report

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29 Mar 2016

Six Pump Court barristers ranked in Planning Law Survey 2016

Members of Six Pump Court have been included in the rankings published in the Planning Law Survey 2016. Anne Williams and Mark Beard have been ranked in the list of top rated planning juniors and Nicholas Ostrowski has been ranked for the first time in the list of the highest rated planning

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16 Mar 2016

Stephen Hockman QC to chair forthcoming seminar - ‘Paris and Beyond’

On Monday 21st March Stephen Hockman QC will chair a seminar hosted by UKELA and GLS Environment entitled ‘Paris and Beyond’. This evening seminar will provide analysis of the 2015 UN Climate Conference in Paris and the implications of the agreement for UK practitioners. The seminar will

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07 Mar 2016

Implications of the United Kingdom Leaving the European Union on Climate Change and Energy Law

In a paper on behalf of the Climate Change and Energy Working Party, UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), Stephen Hockman QC and Benjamin Haseldine chart the possible implications of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union on climate change and energy law.  Although the evaluation is

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29 Feb 2016

Planning and POCA: Court orders confiscation of rental profits

Giles Atkinson represented the local authority, the London Borough of Lambeth, in a successful prosecution of a breach of an enforcement notice. The notice that was to have been complied with by February 2009, required the cessation of the use of five unlawfully converted flats at an address in

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19 Feb 2016

Mark Watson secures withdrawal of £3m confiscation application against company director in waste case

Mark Watson, representing the director of a waste company, has secured the withdrawal of one of the largest confiscation applications ever made by the Environment Agency in a waste crime prosecution. On the basis of alleged waste deposits of in excess of 66,000 tonnes, the Agency had claimed that

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