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27th March 2024

Important new inquest judgment handed down by High Court

In R(Bryan) v Coroner for Buckinghamshire [2024] EWHC 26 (Admin), a Divisional Court (Stuart Smith LJ, Dove J) handed down judgment in a judicial...

20th March 2024

Mark Davies was successful in securing the cancellation of a penalty imposed following the discovery of a clandestine entrant in a heavy goods vehicle

The Designated Civil Judge for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, HHJ Coe KC, has cancelled a penalty imposed on Mark’s client (a major European haulier) following...

14th March 2024

Peter Cruickshank secures acquittal of prison officer charged with s.18 GBH on a prisoner

This case concerned an incident that took place in May 2020 at HMP Thameside, during the service of food at dinner, a prisoner threw...

8th March 2024

Six Pump Court celebrates International Women’s Day 2024

Six Pump Court celebrates the remarkable women barristers in chambers who practise in all areas of law. This year they have achieved success at...

28th February 2024

Emin Kandola secures suspended sentence in Court of Appeal, resulting in release of mother, whose youngest child accompanied her to prison

On 7 April 2021, in the Crown Court at Woolwich Leah Jones and her co defendant pleaded guilty to counts relating to fraud. On 3...

16th February 2024

Richard Barraclough KC prosecuted man with charges of Rape and Murder

Richard Barraclough KC, leading Howard Searle, instructed by CPS West Midlands, prosecuted in the case of R v Ellitts. After changing his pleas to guilty...

16th February 2024

Richard Barraclough KC prosecutes complicated Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Stafford

Richard Barraclough KC, leading Robert Price, prosecuted in the case of R v Clowes in Stafford Crown Court. On 29th November a jury sitting at...

16th February 2024

Giles Atkinson was successful in resisting an appeal against non-determination of application for a large care home

Giles was successful in resisting an appeal against non-determination of application for 150 houses and a 50-bed Care Home in the Metropolitan Green Belt,...

16th February 2024

Megan Thomas Wins Second Appeal Against Extra Care Facility

Megan Thomas KC has won a second appeal against a proposed 89 Unit Extra Care Facility in Loughton, Essex. She acted for Epping Forest...

2nd February 2024

HSLA Committee Elections Announcement

Chambers are pleased to announce that Gordon Menzies has been elected as an Officer of the Health and Safety Lawyers' Association and Douglas Scott...

1st February 2024

Jill Barrett’s witness evidence cited in ‘Parliamentary Scrutiny of International Agreements in the 21st century’

Parliament’s report on 'Parliamentary Scrutiny of International Agreements in the 21st century’, published 29th January, cites Jill Barrett’s witness evidence. On 29 January 2024...

24th January 2024

Richard Barraclough KC delivers presentation at Royal Society of Medicine Conference

On 20th January RB KC delivered a presentation entitled “R v Rebelo: The complexities and ramifications of the case” at the Royal Society of...

23rd January 2024

Chambers welcomes new Associate Member, Lisa Roberts KC

We're delighted to announce the newest addition to Six Pump Court - Lisa Roberts KC, who joins us as an Associate Member. An expert...

22nd January 2024

Thomas Stern secures not guilty verdict at Old Bailey for driver accused of causing death by dangerous driving

The trial of a Polish man indicted for causing death by dangerous driving has concluded with his acquittal on the charge. Marek Perkowski was...

15th January 2024

Richard Barraclough KC, leading Mark Davies, concludes Two Multi-Million Pound Mediations

Richard Barraclough KC has concluded two multi million Pound mediations the first involving a £6M claim by a Utilities company for energy supplied the...

12th January 2024

William Upton KC advises on Local Plan intervention by the Ministry

William Upton KC has been advising on the intervention letters sent by Ministers to local planning authorities. Recent announcements now mean that there are...

8th January 2024

Nicholas Ostrowski acts in recent Judicial Review

In a recent judicial review the Upper Tribunal held that time does not start to run for appealing a decision of the Secretary of State (an ‘appealable decision’) until a properly constituted notice of appeal which is compliant with the Immigration (Notices) Regulations 2003 has been served on the applicant.

21st December 2023

Six Pump Court welcomes applications for Pupillage 2025

Six Pump Court invites applications for twelve-month pupillage commencing in October 2025. We are advertising specifically for a pupil committed to practising criminal law....

15th December 2023

Pascal Bates and Mark Davies in Shell offshore safety case

Pascal Bates had led Mark Davies on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive in a case against Shell UK Limited and Ampelmann Operations...

13th December 2023

Major retailer fined in rat infestation case – Noémi Byrd and Doug Scott represented Somerset Council

CDS (Superstores International) Ltd, owners of The Range chain of home and garden stores, was fined £960,000 reduced to £640,000 for an early guilty...