News

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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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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