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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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15 Feb 2016

Christopher Badger reviews the European Commission's new legislative proposals on waste

Following changes made to the Circular Economy Package by the European Commission, including revised legislative proposals on waste, Christopher Badger, provides insight into the proposals and evaluates how transformative they are likely to be. To access the full-text of the article click...

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03 Feb 2016

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert to speak at the RTPI 2016 Planning Law Conference

Edward Grant and Emmaline Lambert have been invited to speak at the forthcoming 2016 RTPI annual Planning Law Conference. The Conference will take place on 23 June 2016 in London.  

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02 Feb 2016

Mock Public Inquiry – Friday 18th March

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 18th March 2016. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of...

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27 Jan 2016

Best Lawyers UK recognises leading individuals at Six Pump Court Chambers

Best Lawyers was established in the USA in 1983 and describes itself as “the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide”. Stephen Hockman QC, David Travers QC and William Upton are ranked as Leading Individuals in the new edition of the ‘Best...

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08 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - looking ahead to 2016

In a further interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger  looks ahead to the likely developments in 2016 in the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the important cases and legislative developments that are likely to shape 2016 and the implications for businesses and...

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06 Jan 2016

Environmental Enforcement - 2015 in review

In an interview for LexisPSL, Christopher Badger looks at the most significant developments that have affected the area of environmental enforcement. Christopher comments on the most significant cases and trends over the last 12 months and assesses the effect these developments have had on his...

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05 Jan 2016

COP and post COP: Climate change law in and after Paris

On Thursday 21st January, Six Pump Court will host an event entitled ‘COP and post COP: Climate change law in and after Paris’. The meeting will offer a reflection on the outcomes of the recent international climate change summit that took place in Paris and will feature a distinguished group...

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27 Nov 2015

The Autumn Statement for environment and energy lawyers

Richard Banwell and Christopher Badger contribute to an analysis of the most important features of the Autumn Statement 2015 for energy and environment lawyers in Lexis PSL expert analysis and industry comment. Please use the links below to access the updates. The Autumn Statement 2015 for...

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26 Nov 2015

Planning breach sentence based on 'financial benefit' was double counting

Stuart Jessop comments on the recent appeal against a sentence in R v Kohali. The Court of Appeal in R v. Kohali [2015] EWCA 1757, dealing with an appeal against a sentence for an offence contrary to section 179(2) and (8) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, held that it would be wrong...

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17 Nov 2015

Practical Planning Issues Deriving from EU Directives (EIA, SEA and Habitats): A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the fourth in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year: Practical Planning Issues Deriving from EU Directives (EIA, SEA and Habitats): recurring questions, the role of EU law, the HRA and the Charter of Fundamental Rights Speakers: William Upton,...

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21 Oct 2015

Planning Permission Decision quashed due to apparent bias

Stuart Jessop comments on Kelton v Wiltshire Council [2015] EWHC 2853 (Admin) The grant of planning permission for a residential development, which included affordable housing, had to be quashed by the High Court as tainted by apparent bias where one of the councillors who had voted in favour of...

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20 Oct 2015

How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System

Anne Williams will be speaking at a forthcoming White Paper Planning Conference entitled 'How to Operate Skilfully and Advantageously within the Planning System'. Anne will lead the session called 'Presumption in Favour: How much weight is being given to the presumption in favour of development'...

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16 Oct 2015

Mock Public Inquiry - Friday 6th 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 6th November 2015. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of...

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08 Oct 2015

Liability and Remedies in Land and Water Contamination Claims : A Seminar

Six Pump Court presents the third in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year: Liability and Remedies in Contamination Claims (Land and Water): Maximising your Client’s Recovery and Minimising Your Risk Speakers: Richard Barraclough QC, Nicholas Baldock, William Upton,...

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06 Oct 2015

Planning Policy Under the New Government – a briefing

At a Westminster Briefing event entitled ‘Planning Policy under the new Government’ on 29th September, William Upton outlined the planning reforms currently underway and the direction of the new government’s planning policy. A copy of the presentation is available available...

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05 Oct 2015

POCA in Planning Enforcement seminar

On 29th September 2015, Stuart Jessop and Laura Phillips spoke to delegates at the Royal Town Planning Institute's seminar entitled, 'POCA in Planning Enforcement'. They lectured on the subject of the Proceeds of Crime Act in other disciplines, with Stuart focussing on the potential use of money...

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02 Oct 2015

Environmental Permit Revocation and Appeals to the Planning Inspectorate: a Case Note

Richard Barraclough QC has written a commentary on a recent case in which he was Leading Counsel for a waste recycling operator. His commentary, provided here concerns the appeal in a case against a revocation notice by the Environment Agency of a waste transfer permit in respect of which the...

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