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Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC

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SIX PUMP COURT (Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC), Christopher Badger, London, ENGLAND

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Christopher Badger

Work 020 7797 8400
SIX PUMP COURT (Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC)


Practice Areas: Environmental Regulation and Enforcement; Business Crime and Corporate Defence. Specialist in corporate and regulatory investigations and providing early stage advice. Recent instructions include: Advising in several significant commercial disputes in respect of environmental and health and safety obligations under EU and domestic law; judicial review proceedings challenging the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme; Walker & Son (Hauliers) Ltd v Environment Agency [2014] 1 Cr. App. R. 30; [2014] Env L.R. 22 (leading authority on the statutory construction of “knowingly permit” in the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007 and 2010); EA v WB Ltd (Counsel on behalf of 2 companies and their director in the largest prosecution for the illegal export of waste to date); R v Rogers, Beaman and Tapecrown Ltd [2016] EWCA Crim 801 (leading authority on the admissibility of fresh evidence in appeals against sentence).


Lincoln College, Oxford. Called to the Bar in 2002. Appointed as ‘A’ List Counsel on the Attorney General’s List of Specialist Regulatory Counsel in 2012.




Lincoln College; University of Oxford.

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Within: Environment – Leading juniors

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

Within: Environment

Six Pump Court is ‘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.

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