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SIX PUMP COURT

Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7AR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7797 8400
Fax:
Fax 020 7797 8401
DX:
293 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.6pumpcourt.co.uk
London, Maidstone

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜outstanding’ Six Pump Court has β€˜strength in depth for regulatory work’ and offers a wide choice of β€˜knowledgeable’ senior juniors across health and safety, environmental and consumer matters. The set continues to offer β€˜exceptional value for money while delivering a top-class service’. Led by the β€˜excellent’ Richard Constable, the clerks β€˜combine enthusiasm, wit and ability to great effect’. All clerks are β€˜extremely knowledgeable about their barristers’ strengths’ and β€˜value their instructing solicitors’. First juniors Ryan Barrow and Graham Colloff are β€˜great to work with’; β€˜very friendly manner and very responsive’. Second junior Michael Hearn is β€˜a real asset to the clerks’ room; he has the ability to make you feel like you are the only solicitor providing instructions and nothing is too much trouble’. Offices in: London, Maidstone

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Mark Beard - Six Pump Court β€˜He is fast thinking, direct and can assure you that a decision worth taking will be upheld.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Consumer
Consumer – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Six Pump Court

Six Pump Court is β€˜a very strong health and safety set doing a combination of both prosecution and defence work’. The chambers has β€˜strength in depth’ and β€˜a wide skill set across the regulatory field’ where individual members have specific expertise in matters such as health and safety, environment and inquiries. David Travers QC advised the National Childbirth Trust on an inquest into death of a baby and acted for bar and restaurant operator Mitchells & Butlers on a case pertaining to a food poisoning death at one of its establishments. Mark Watson QC has been made silk.

Consumer – Leading silks

David Travers QC - Six Pump Court β€˜Has the ability to adapt his style and persona to suit the client.’

Ranked: tier 1
Consumer – 2018 silks

Mark Watson QC - Six Pump Court β€˜Prodigiously hardworking and has a great eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 1
Consumer – Leading juniors

Ian Thomas - Six Pump Court β€˜A walking, talking book on food safety.’

Ranked: tier 2

Lee Bennett - Six Pump Court β€˜Thorough beyond belief, hugely knowledgeable, precise and prompt.’

Ranked: tier 2

Gordon Menzies - Six Pump Court β€˜Very knowledgeable, thorough and well prepared.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Costs
Costs – Leading juniors

Gordon Wignall - Six Pump Court β€˜Recommended for group litigation cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Crime (general crime)
Crime (general crime) – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Six Pump Court

Among a range of other work, sexual offences work is a particular niche among the members of Six Pump Court. In an unrelated area, however, Simon Taylor prosecuted in a legally unusual case where a man was convicted of gross negligence manslaughter; the defendant failed to contact authorities for two hours after his companion fell off a sea wall into the English Channel.

Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Oliver Saxby QC - Six Pump Court β€˜A thoroughly modern advocate with charm, skill and steely determination.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Barraclough QC - Six Pump Court β€˜His work includes various murder cases for the defence.’

Ranked: tier 3
Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Catherine Donnelly - Six Pump Court β€˜A good advocate: a great tactician, charming and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 2

Simon Taylor - Six Pump Court β€˜A fine jury advocate: strong in preparation, communication and client manner.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Environment
Environment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Six Pump Court

Six Pump Court is β€˜one of the top sets’ for environmental criminal defence and nuisance actions. Stephen Hockman QC acted in Environment Agency v Molson Coors Brewing Co regarding the accidental watercourse pollution by a major international brewing company. Meanwhile David Travers led Christopher Badger in EA v FDL Ltd, relating to an alleged escape of material from the premises of a food manufacturer.

Environment – Leading silks

Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump Court β€˜Brilliant advocate, with fantastic acumen for complicated cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Travers QC - Six Pump Court β€˜Recommended for instructions against environmental regulators.’

Ranked: tier 3

Roy Martin QC - Six Pump Court β€˜A most able silk.’

Ranked: tier 4
Environment – 2018 silks

Mark Watson QC - Six Pump Court β€˜He has an impressive, almost encyclopaedic, knowledge of environmental law.’

Ranked: tier 1
Environment – 2019 silks

William Upton QC - Six Pump Court β€˜A true expert in environmental law – with a particular expertise in the overlap between environmental permitting and planning – on issues such as noise and air quality.’

Ranked: tier 1
Environment – Leading juniors

Christopher Badger - Six Pump Court β€˜A rising star who has already established himself as a leading junior in the field of environmental enforcement.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mark Harris - Six Pump Court β€˜Not only a persuasive advocate, but has a deep knowledge of environmental and health and safety law.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gordon Wignall - Six Pump Court β€˜Thorough in preparation and realistic in his advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Richard Banwell - Six Pump Court β€˜Great attention to detail, technical knowledge from working on both sides, and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Charles Morgan - Six Pump Court β€˜Extremely good at analysing and understanding complex technical data.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Hercock - Six Pump Court β€˜Thorough and clever, he applies himself to solving the issues with vigour and enthusiasm.’

Ranked: tier 3

Megan Thomas - Six Pump Court β€˜A great leveller who sees the bigger picture – she gives advice that may be unpalatable in a diplomatic and yet robust form.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Health and safety
Health and safety – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Six Pump Court

Six Pump Court’s β€˜wealth of talented individuals’ are β€˜undoubtedly impressive in the field with substantial strength in depth at all levels’. Headline instructions saw Stephen Hockman QC in a prosecution arising from an escape of Butane gas at an oil refinery and David Travers QC defending a company following the collapse of a balcony in Knightsbridge that killed two workers.

Health and safety – Leading silks

David Travers QC - Six Pump Court β€˜A masterful advocate you want on your side.’

Ranked: tier 2

Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump Court β€˜He is very good at getting to the root of the problem.’

Ranked: tier 2
Health and safety – New silks 2018

Mark Watson QC - Six Pump Court β€˜His mix of prosecution and defence work makes him best-equipped to spot all the angles of a case.’

Ranked: tier 1
Health and safety – Leading juniors

Mark Harris - Six Pump Court β€˜He is unflappable with second-to-none technical ability.’

Ranked: tier 1

Pascal Bates - Six Pump Court β€˜He is extremely assiduous in the depth and accuracy of his advice.’

Ranked: tier 2

David Hercock - Six Pump Court β€˜He thoroughly handles complex legal interpretations.’

Ranked: tier 3

Gordon Menzies - Six Pump Court β€˜A rising star who easily grapples with complex facts.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lee Bennett - Six Pump Court β€˜He has the ability to get to grips with technical issues swiftly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Ostrowski - Six Pump Court β€˜He provides prompt and insightful advice with a friendly and likeable manner.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Inquests and inquiries
Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

David Travers QC - Six Pump Court β€˜Good to work with, knowledgeable and an excellent advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3
Inquests and inquiries – 2018 silks

Mark Watson QC - Six Pump Court β€˜Always impressive, he is an excellent advocate and extremely personable.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Licensing
Licensing – Leading juniors

Stuart Jessop - Six Pump Court β€˜Advises in a number of high-profile projects.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud
Personal injury – Leading juniors

Nicholas Baldock - Six Pump Court β€˜Straightforward to deal with and goes the extra mile.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Planning
Planning – Leading sets - ranked: tier 3

Six Pump Court

Members of the β€˜first-class’ Six Pump Court β€˜pull out all the stops to assist clients in urgent or complicated matters’. In two recent highlights, Roy Martin QC appeared in the Supreme Court resisting an appeal by Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority, while Anne Williams has been acting on multiple residential development matters.

Planning – Leading silks

Roy Martin QC - Six Pump Court β€˜Recommended for planning appeals.’

Ranked: tier 4
Planning – 2019 silks

William Upton QC - Six Pump Court β€˜He is a very smooth and urbane operator.’

Ranked: tier 1
Planning – Leading juniors

Megan Thomas - Six Pump Court β€˜Extremely practical, persuasive, articulate and popular with the court and clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Anne Williams - Six Pump Court β€˜Thorough in her preparation and gets to the nub of the issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mark Beard - Six Pump Court β€˜Extremely approachable and a very solid senior junior; great for public inquiry planning matters.’

Ranked: tier 2

Giles Atkinson - Six Pump Court β€˜A well-prepared junior with a fast and analytic approach. Able to handle complex nuances.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nicholas Ostrowski - Six Pump Court β€˜Does a thorough job.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Banwell - Six Pump Court β€˜Great attention to detail, technical knowledge from working on both sides, and is very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

The β€˜outstanding’ Six Pump Court has β€˜strength in depth for regulatory work’ and offers a wide choice of β€˜knowledgeable’ senior juniors across health and safety, environmental and consumer matters. The set continues to offer β€˜exceptional value for money while delivering a top-class service’. Led by the β€˜excellent’ Richard Constable, the clerks β€˜combine enthusiasm, wit and ability to great effect’. All clerks are β€˜extremely knowledgeable about their barristers’ strengths’ and β€˜value their instructing solicitors’. First juniors Ryan Barrow and Graham Colloff are β€˜great to work with’; β€˜very friendly manner and very responsive’. Second junior Michael Hearn is β€˜a real asset to the clerks’ room; he has the ability to make you feel like you are the only solicitor providing instructions and nothing is too much trouble’. Offices in: London, Maidstone

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