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01 Oct 2015

Six Pump Court wins Real Estate, Environment & Planning Set of the Year in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is proud to have won top set in the Real Estate, Environment & Planning category of the Legal 500 2015 UK Bar Awards. The full list of winners were announced yesterday. Our Planning & Environmental Team profile and full list of members can be viewed here The full list...

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24 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court shortlisted in three categories in Legal 500 UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court is pleased to receive four nominations in three separate categories of the Legal 500 2015 UK Bar Awards. Crime – Silk of the Year – Eleanor Laws QC Real Estate, Environment and Planning – Set of the Year Real Estate, Environment and Planning – Silk of the Year –...

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18 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

Six Pump Court Chambers barristers, Eleanor Laws QC, Mark Watson and Christopher Badger have been shortlisted for awards in Chambers UK Bar Awards. The nominations which were announced yesterday include:-   Crime: Silk of the Year - Eleanor Laws QC Environment/Planning: Junior of...

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17 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015)

Six Pump Court is recommended in twelve areas of law in the Legal 500 (2015) with 50 individual recommendations. This year there were twelve additional recommendations and, as well as existing set rankings, Chambers was also additionally ranked as a Set in Crime. The twelve areas of law members...

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10 Sep 2015

Six Pump Court and UKELA present a seminar on Criminal Enforcement by Regulators

Six Pump Court presents the second in our series of environmental law seminars to be held this year. This forthcoming seminar is being held in association with UKELA Topical Issues in Criminal Enforcement by Regulators: Current Issues Speakers: Christopher Badger, Richard Banwell, Mark...

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24 Aug 2015

Emmaline Lambert represents the London Borough of Hackney in confiscation order case

Emmaline Lambert has represented the London Borough of Hackney and secured a confiscation order in the amount of £700,000 against an individual following convictions for breach of an enforcement notice. The defendant had built a block of flats containing 34 flats. Planning permission had been...

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07 Aug 2015

Enforcement against moorings

The Broads Authority’s enforcement action against the unlawful use of an old boatyard basin for private mooring has been upheld in the Planning Court, [2015] EWHC 2368 (Admin). The case emphasises the difficulty of interpreting old planning permissions, and considers the question of...

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05 Aug 2015

New Planning Enforcement book published

Six Pump Court are delighted to announce the publication by Wildy & Co on 31st July of a new book 'Planning Enforcement', written by David Travers QC, Ed Grant, and Emmaline Lambert. The book, which is part of Wildy’s Practice Guide series, is a comprehensive and practical guide to...

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05 Aug 2015

Southern Water convicted of causing unauthorised water discharge activity

Southern Water were convicted yesterday of causing an unauthorised water discharge activity by allowing untreated sewage effluent to be pumped into the sea. Richard Banwell prosecuted the company on behalf of the Environment Agency at Chichester Crown Court in a trial that lasted 7 days. The...

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22 Jul 2015

Regulatory Notices and Environmental Legislation: Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals: A Seminar (10 September)

Six Pump Court presents the first in a series of four environmental law seminars, Regulatory Notices and Environmental Legislation: Judicial Review and Statutory Appeals This seminar will cover challenges to regulatory notices (under the Environmental Permitting Regulations, Water Resources...

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22 Jul 2015

Final costs judgment given by UKSC in Coventry v Lawrence

The long-awaited judgment from the Supreme Court on the lawfulness of CFA and ATE funding arrangements was handed down today.  Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton were joined by Timothy Dutton QC and Ben Williams in representing the appellants on this important point for the funding of civil...

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10 Jul 2015

Six Pump Court presents a series of four environmental seminars

Members of the Environmental Team at Six Pump Court will be presenting a series of four seminars covering environmental law and regulation. The topics will include the environmental regulatory regime of the UK and the EU, regulatory notice challenges, contamination claims, waste issues and planning...

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16 Jun 2015

New International Climate Change Blog

Six Pump Court is delighted to announce the launch of its new international climate change blog. Written by Frances Lawson as part of her Pegasus Scholarship in Paris to work on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2015 (UNFCCC) negotiations, it tracks and provides...

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03 Jun 2015

Final costs and confiscation judgment given in Sanger

In the most recent judgment in London Borough of Newham v Sanger, the sanctions for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice have been given, with fines of £8,000 on each of the defendants and a further POCA amount of £80,000 being imposed on one of the defendants. The costs awarded...

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18 May 2015

Edward Grant speaks at the annual PEBA Conference

On Friday 15th May, Edward Grant spoke at the 2015 PEBA National Conference. At this annual event, which this year was entitled ‘Animal, Vegetable and Mineral – the very model of a modern planner’, Ed Grant was invited to sit on the panel in a debate headed "Protecting the Green Belt -...

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18 May 2015

Application of Barnwell Manor principles test

Anne Williams has successfully represented the Nicholls Lane Field Action Group in an Inquiry into a refusal by Stafford Borough Council for a residential development in the Moddershall Valley. The Nicholls Lane Field Action Group opposed the development. The Planning Inspector dismissed the...

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11 May 2015

Update on the 2015 UN Climate Change Negotiations

In this briefing paper, Fran Aldson writes on the latest developments in the 2015 UN Climate Change Negotiations and the commitments being drafted by the individual parties. These commitments, known as the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (or INDCs) are currently being prepared by all...

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05 May 2015

Six Pump Court welcomes Gordon Wignall to Chambers

Six Pump Court is very pleased to welcome Gordon Wignall who has joined Chambers. Gordon brings to Chambers a wealth of experience and expertise in regulatory and environmental law with a special interest in areas which are within the scope of EU law. Gordon has a thorough knowledge in varied...

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20 Apr 2015

Stephen Hockman QC to speak at UN Earth Day celebrations

Stephen Hockman QC will be speaking at the UN Earth Day celebrations on 24th April on the need for an International Court for the Environment. Stephen Hockman QC is currently the Honorary President of United Nations Association (London & South East region). He is also Chairman of the...

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17 Apr 2015

David Travers QC to address Lawyers in Local Government Weekend School

David Travers QC will address the Annual Dinner of the Local Government Group and Lawyers in Local Government  in the Great Hall of Devonshire House, Exeter as part of the LGG Weekend School. The LGG Weekend School takes place each year and is a training and social event for local government...

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13 Apr 2015

Members of Planning Team ranked in Planning Law Survey

Members of Six Pump Court's Planning Team have been ranked highly in the annual Planning Law Survey for 2015. William Upton, Mark Beard and Anne Williams featured in the Top Junior Barrister category. To access the 2015 Planning Law Survey please click here (registration required) To find...

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19 Mar 2015

Council without an Objectively Assessed Need wins

A development of up to 210 houses has been refused on appeal in West Berkshire, even though the Council’s plan is not based on an objectively-assessed housing need. William Upton represented the Council at the appeal, following on from his earlier work on their Core Strategy in 2012. The...

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16 Mar 2015

Narrowboat owner prosecuted by the Environment Agency

Fran Aldson has prosecuted, on behalf of the Environment Agency, the owner of a narrowboat based on the River Nene in Cambridgeshire. The boat owner was found guilty of failing to register his vessel with the Environment Agency. The owner would have been liable for annual charges set by the...

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12 Mar 2015

Mock Inquiry - 20th March - last few places available

Six Pump Court in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London will be presenting this Mock Inquiry on Friday 20th March 2015. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of...

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04 Mar 2015

Mark Watson to present UKELA Environmental Offences seminar

Mark Watson of Six Pump Court is to provide an update on Environmental Offences, Sentencing Guidelines and the Proceeds of Crime at a forthcoming UKELA Seminar to be held on 10th March in Cambridge. For further details and to book click here

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