News

03 Mar 2015

Six Pump Court barristers recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2015

Six Pump Court’s environmental law barristers have been recognised in the latest Who’s Who Legal which provides an analysis of the leading barristers and sets in the UK. In the Environment section of the guide, the following Six Pump Court barristers are included:- Stephen Hockman QC......

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03 Mar 2015

Planning for Conveyancers – a webinar

On 4th March, Anne Williams and Laura Phillips will present a webinar entitled ‘Planning for Conveyancers’ as part of the LexisNexis series of webinars online. The session which will be a practical introduction for conveyancers to the main concepts in planning law will cover planning...

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24 Feb 2015

Transboundary environmental impact assessment and risk

In a new article shortly to be published in the journal, Environmental Law and Management, Fran Aldson analyses the Court of Appeal's recent judgment in R (on the application of An Taisce) (The National Trust for Ireland) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2014] EWCA Civ...

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23 Feb 2015

Professor Jane Holder joins Six Pump Court

Six Pump Court are pleased to announce that Professor Jane Holder, Professor of Environmental Law at University College London joins as an Associate member of Chambers. Jane’s involvement in the area of environmental law is extensive and she brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge in this...

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09 Feb 2015

Costs and Human Rights

The third hearing in Coventry v Lawrence on the potential incompatibility of the costs regime with human rights is due to be heard on 9, 10 and 11 February 2015 in the Supreme Court , and will convene as a court of seven justices. Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton continue to act for Ms...

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06 Feb 2015

Mock Public Inquiry - Friday 20th 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 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 Feb 2015

Fran Aldson awarded Pegasus scholarship for advisory work on UN Climate Change Convention

We are delighted to announce that Fran Aldson has been awarded an international scholarship by the Pegasus Scholarships Trust. Fran will spend 3 months in Paris assisting a leading climate change lawyer, Matthieu Wemaere, who has an office in Paris with FoleyHoag LLP. Fran's work will involve...

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26 Jan 2015

Six Pump Court strengthens ties with The Bartlett, UCL

A team of barristers from Six Pump Court, including Anne Williams, recently appointed as a Visiting Professor, Mark Beard, Pascal Bates, Ian Rees Phillips and Laura Phillips, commenced teaching undergraduate students enrolled at The Bartlett School of Planning, UCL. The Property and Planning Law...

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21 Jan 2015

The EU Recommendation on hydraulic fracturing and its implementation in the UK

In a recent issue of the journal, Environmental Liability - Law, Policy and Practice, Fran Aldson analyses the legal and environmental issues surrounding the European Commission's recent Recommendation regarding hydraulic fracturing ('fracking'). She also assesses the implications for its...

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09 Jan 2015

Current Trends in Penalties for Environmental Crime

Mark Watson is to speak at a forthcoming UKELA meeting entitled 'Current Trends in Penalties for Environmental Crime' to be held on 14th January. The session will cover the new environmental sentencing guideline, and provide analysis of how it is working in the courts and assess the results so...

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04 Dec 2014

Stephen Hockman QC and Emmaline Lambert successful in Court of Appeal planning case

Stephen Hockman QC and Emmaline Lambert have successfully defended the London Borough of Enfield's position in the Court of Appeal regarding whether a variation, or purported variation, under s.173A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) can render an already valid enforcement...

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25 Nov 2014

Flooding and legal liability

William Upton has been named in the latest edition of UKELA's e-law as one of its Star Members in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Water Working Party’s Seminar on Flooding and his accompanying paper on the topic. The Seminar was held in association with the Chartered...

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24 Nov 2014

Mukhtiar Singh successfully completes his first Planning Inquiry

Mukhtiar Singh appeared on behalf of the London Borough of Newham in relation to an appeal against a refusal by the local planning authority to grant a certificate of lawful use or development. The appeal involved three commercial units and one of the considerations for the Inspector was whether a...

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05 Nov 2014

Anne Williams appears on behalf of residents action group opposed to proposed residential development in Moddershall Valley

Anne Williams is appearing on behalf of an action group of residents (Nicholls Lane Action Group) who are opposed to a proposed residential development in the Moddershall Valley, Stone, Staffordshire. The inquiry sat for 4 days in October and resumed again on November 3rd. One of the key...

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24 Oct 2014

William Upton and Emmaline Lambert successfully represent London Borough of Hackney in separate claims for judicial review of two planning permissions

William Upton and Emmaline Lambert have successfully represented the London Borough of Hackney in separate claims for judicial review of two planning permissions.  The Claimant's grounds ranged from issues of confidentiality of financial viability appraisals in relation to members of the public...

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16 Oct 2014

Mock Public Inquiry - Friday 7th 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 7th November 2014. The session will include training in Inquiry procedure, expert evidence and advocacy skills, to include preparation of...

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03 Oct 2014

William Upton wins Environment and Planning Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014

Six Pump Court congratulates William Upton who has been awarded Environment/Planning Junior of the Year in the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2014. A full list of all of the winners and nominees will be available here.

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02 Oct 2014

Six Pump Court shortlisted for two awards in the Legal 500 UK Awards 2014

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards for The Legal 500 UK Awards 2014. The nominations are:- Chambers of the year: Real Estate, Environment and Planning Team of the year: Clerking/Practice Management (UK-wide) A complete list of the nominations is available...

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25 Sep 2014

Megan Thomas in First Environmental Damage Public Inquiry

Megan Thomas has represented Severn Trent Water Ltd at the first appeal ever to be heard under the Environmental Damage (Prevention & Remediation) Regulations 2009. These regulations enable the Environment Agency to hold an operator liable for environmental damage after a pollution...

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24 Sep 2014

Anne Williams acting for local authority in a major mixed use redevelopment case

Anne Williams is acting for the Royal Borough of Kingston council in a major mixed use redevelopment case which includes 200 student bedrooms. Amongst those issues that are dealt with by the case are those of public realm contributions and amenity issues. The case is expected to last one...

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23 Sep 2014

Anne Williams acting for local authority in a major mixed use redevelopment case

Anne Williams is acting for the Royal Borough of Kingston council in a major mixed use redevelopment case which includes 200 student bedrooms. Amongst those issues that are dealt with by the case are those of public realm contributions and amenity issues. The case is expected to last one week.

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27 Aug 2014

Six Pump Court shortlisted for four awards in the Chambers UK Bar Awards

Six Pump Court is delighted to have been nominated for awards in four separate categories by the Chambers UK Bar Awards this year including Set of the Year in Health & Safety (winners of this Award previously in 2013). Our nominations for the 2014 Awards are as follows:- Health & Safety...

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11 Aug 2014

Costs uplifts and landlords' liability in nuisance: Coventry v Lawrence (No.2)

The Supreme Court has ruled on the consequential issues arising from its earlier judgment. Stephen Hockman QC and William Upton continue to represent the appellants in this landmark nuisance case. LexisNexis has recently published an article (available using the link below) by William Upton...

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28 Jul 2014

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies host seminar at MWAI Architects on recent changes to the planning regime

Anne Williams and Gordon Menzies hosted a seminar at MWAI Architects this month in which they spoke about the recent changes to the planning appeals system. The seminars, the latest of which was hosted by MWAI Architects (and also attended by consultants involved in the planning industry...

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12 Jun 2014

Richard Barraclough QC and Emmaline Lambert successfully represent the London Borough of Newham in High Court planning enforcement case

Richard Barraclough QC and Emmaline Lambert have successfully represented the London Borough of Newham in the High Court in a planning enforcement case that started in 2010. The judgment in Sanger and Sanger v London Borough of Newham [2014] EWHC 1922 (Admin) was handed down today and can be...

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