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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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11 Jun 2014

Anne Williams appointed Visiting Professor at the Barlett School of Architecture and Planning

Anne Williams has been appointed Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, part of University College London. UCL is one of the world's leading academic institutions, recently ranked fourth in the world-wide university rankings. The Bartlett School of Architecture

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03 Apr 2014

Members of Six Pump Court ranked in Planning newspaper's 2013-2014 Planning Law Survey

Members of the Six Pump Court have been ranked highly in Planning newspaper’s annual Planning Law Survey for 2013-2014. Members featured in all three Top Rated Barrister categories. Stephen Hockman QC and Roy Martin QC featured in the Top Silks categoryMark Beard, Anne Williams, Will

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27 Mar 2014

William Upton - Lawyer of the Week in The Times

William Upton has been given the prestigious accolade “Lawyer of the Week” by The Times newspaper, regarding his involvement in the Coventry v Lawrence case in the Supreme Court. The article, published in today’s 27 March edition of The Times, features an interview with William, regarding

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26 Mar 2014

Environmental Justice - Coventry v Lawrence and the law of nuisance

In an article for the 'Environmental Law Monthly', Nicholas Baldock summarises and comments on the implications of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Coventry v Lawrence and comments on the wider implications for the law of nuisance and the remedies used to protect property rights. Click

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12 Mar 2014

Nuisance - from Farnworth to Lawrence

Following on from the recent Supreme Court case on nuisance - Coventry v Lawrence, William Upton will be speaking about the case at a forthcoming meeting of the UKELA entitled 'Nuisance - From Farnworth to Lawrence'. It will consider the recent Supreme Court decision of Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13 and

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26 Feb 2014

Supreme Court reviews nuisance law - Coventry v Lawrence [2014] UKSC 13

The Supreme Court has today unanimously allowed the appeal of Kate Lawrence and Ray Shields. The appeal raised a number of important points in connection with the law of private nuisance, regarding prescription, "coming to a nuisance", the character of the locality and the relevance of planning

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26 Feb 2014

Mock Public Inquiry Training Event - 14th March

On 14th March 2014, 6 Pump Court will be hosting a Mock Public Inquiry in association with The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. This is a one-day training event in the practice and procedure at Public Inquiries. The event will cover training in Inquiry

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18 Nov 2013

Remitted Joint Core Strategy still found to be sound

The Inspector’s Report has been published recommending the adoption of the remitted parts of the Joint Core Strategy for the Greater Norwich area. This deals with the parts of the JCS that were remitted for reconsideration following the judgment of the High Court in Heard v Broadland DC and

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