Set Profile > Six Pump Court > Maidstone, England

Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC
Six Pump Court
6-8 MILL STREET
MAIDSTONE
ME15 6XH
England

Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Among the leading sets on the circuit, members of Six Pump Court are particularly active in Kent, defending and prosecuting in some of the most prolific and serious criminal cases. By way of example, Richard Barraclough QC achieved prosecuted four defendants, all of whom were convicted of a pre-meditated drug-related murder in Maidstone after a two month trial. Oliver Saxby QC successfully prosecuted the mother of a baby who drowned while unsupervised in a bath for gross negligence manslaughter.

Leading Silks

Richard Barraclough QC - Six Pump CourtHe has huge court presence, commanding both attention and respect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Oliver Saxby QC - Six Pump CourtThe quintessential modern advocate: hardworking, unflashy but supremely skilled in his craft - a master communicator.
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

Simon Taylor QC-Six Pump CourtA stand-out barrister who has developed a first-class practice, prosecuting and defending the most serious cases.

Leading Juniors

Peter Alcock - Six Pump CourtHighly experienced criminal advocate with very good knowledge of the law, which makes him the complete barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1
Danny Moore - Six Pump CourtHead and shoulders above many of his peers.
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Donnelly - Six Pump CourtA sound jury advocate who is committed and hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Dunn - Six Pump CourtAn impressive advocate with good client manner: clients appreciate the care he handles each case with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nina Ellin - Six Pump CourtA good communicator with the defendants as well as excellent at cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Fitzgerald - Six Pump CourtHe is very meticulous, organised and able to bring a difficult case together.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kieran Brand - Six Pump CourtHe has extensive knowledge, good client care skills, and is highly respected on the circuit.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Stevenson - Six Pump CourtHe is able to distinguish good points from bad and is trusted by the judges he appears before for this reason.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment Tier 1

Six Pump Court is home to Gordon William Menzies and Grace Cullen, who both have substantial practices in the South Eastern Circuit. Menzies represented the employee in Heskett v Ministry of Justice, an Employment Appeal Tribunal case concerning changes to pay banding brought in as part of the 2011 public sector pay restraint, with at issue the extent to which cost can be taken into account as part of the justification for alleged indirect age discrimination.

Leading Juniors

Grace Cullen - Six Pump CourtShe has empathy and understanding with clients, putting them at ease, especially when experiencing a stressful tribunal environment.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon Menzies - Six Pump CourtCool, calm and collected; he puts clients at ease and delivers excellent results with meticulous attention to detail and razor-sharp advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1

Consumer Tier 2

Six Pump Court is a 'very helpful and efficient' set with a broad spectrum of cases across the consumer law field. The 'really smart barristers' are particularly sought after for their 'prominence in health and safety' and food law, and their 'in-depth knowledge' of the corresponding regulation. David Travers QC acted in a significant liability case for an online retailer, while Mark Watson QC defended Tesco, Iceland, and Nandos in different claims involving food safety and hygiene claims. Also of note, Pascal Bates' recent work included the representation of an overseas importer accused of breaches of consumer protection laws.

Leading Silks

David Travers QC - Six Pump CourtGreat depth of knowledge, very highly respected in the sector, good and timely on paper and good on presentation to the client.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Watson QC - Six Pump CourtAn incredible appetite for hard work. Fantastic on detail and on paper. A very effective advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Pascal Bates - Six Pump CourtVery thorough preparation, methodical and reliable barrister.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lee Bennett - Six Pump CourtA talented junior at the top of his game.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian Thomas - Six Pump CourtExtremely intelligent but even more personable and down to earth.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Hercock - Six Pump CourtVery good barrister and excellent service. Attention to detail is second to none. Extremely thorough. Very safe pair of hands.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stuart Jessop - Six Pump CourtA good advocate who displays great attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gordon Menzies - Six Pump CourtExcellent written work. A strategic mind. Has a very calm manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura Phillips - Six Pump CourtLaura has the capacity to digest large amounts of material quickly and analyse them logically, she is very knowlegable about the law and extremely inteligent. The clarity of her written work is exceptional.
Ranked: Tier 3

Environment Tier 2

Six Pump Court is 'one of the leading specialist environmental sets in the country for criminal work' and one clients remarks that it is 'an approachable and practical set, whose members will go the extra mile for their clients'. Members handle a broad range of environmental matters, handling cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, while also representing industry and regulators at public inquiries and statutory appeals. In civil proceedings, members have particular expertise in statutory nuisance and environmental torts. Stephen Hockman QC pursued an application for judicial review of a decision restricting the right to fish for salmon in the River Severn. Specialist environmental regulatory junior Christopher Badger frequently handles high-profile cases on behalf of the Environment Agency. The set is 'excellently organised and very pleasant to deal with and the clerks are efficient and always very helpful'.

Leading Silks

Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump CourtHe remains one of the doyens of this area of law and can handle very sensitive cases in a masterly way.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Travers QC - Six Pump CourtHe has a wonderful manner with clients and he is diligent and thorough, focusing on the points that really make a difference to the outcome.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Watson QC - Six Pump CourtHis strengths are his meticulous preparation and attention to detail, and he is extremely strong in the cross-examination of witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

William Upton QC - Six Pump CourtVery flexible and amenable, he knows his environmental law, is excellent on planning and understands regulation.

2021 Silks

Megan Thomas QC - Six Pump CourtA strong intellect and attention to detail with the ability to see the nub of the issue. Willing to give a difficult message and does so diplomatically. Great attention to detail and good ability to deal with clients in conference and face to face.

Leading Juniors

Christopher Badger - Six Pump CourtThe best senior junior regulatory counsel around and a formidable opponent who is outstanding on all fronts.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Harris - Six Pump CourtHe is a delight, a charming advocate who is very objective in his approach and revels in the detail of a case.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gordon Wignall - Six Pump CourtAlways keen to assist and very knowledgeable, he has refreshing ideas and will come up with creative solutions to legal problems.
Ranked: Tier 1
Richard Banwell - Six Pump CourtHe is a very focused, dedicated and hardworking barrister whose understanding of his regulatory specialisms is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 2
Charles Morgan - Six Pump CourtA go-to barrister for environmental work, he is an expert on water and drainage law.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Hercock - Six Pump CourtHe is very likeable and explains complicated issues in simple terms, so clients have confidence in his abilities.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Ostrowski - Six Pump CourtA deeply knowledgeable environmental lawyer with a practical, commercial approach who is great with clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Stuart Jessop - Six Pump CourtHe has a comprehensive understanding of law relating to noise nuisance and is a strong team player.
Ranked: Tier 4

Health and safety Tier 2

Six Pump Court 'has great strength in depth in health and safety cases at all levels'. In recent work of note, Mark Watson QC successfully represented the defendant in R v Squibb Group Limited, an appeal against a sentence concerning the exposure to asbestos; the case involved issues of the importance of expert evidence in assessing the likelihood of harm under the Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety Offences. Additionally, Stephen Hockman QC led David Hercock before the Court of Appeal for the appellant in Faltec Europe Limited v Health and Safety Executive, concerning the reduction of a fine for health and safety offences; the case drew upon the precedent set by the judgment in R v Squibb Group Limited.

Leading Silks

Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump CourtHe is one of the most experienced health and safety silks around. He is particularly good on technical points of law and appellate work. He has an absolutely huge intellect; very few work harder than he does.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Travers QC - Six Pump CourtHe fully engages with the case team, providing proactive high quality advice that takes on board everyone's opinions. I find his advocacy to be top notch, obtaining the necessary information from witnesses in a way that keeps juries fully engaged and interested.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Watson QC - Six Pump CourtWhat impresses is not just his encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject matter but his incredible work ethic. This is a commendable mix and readily puts clients at ease. He is a confident advocate and knows how and when to best utilise the services of experts to support the clients' cause. His case presentation is always prepared with skill and after thorough research. He is a truly one of the best around.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Mark Harris - Six Pump CourtHe revels in the details of a case. Good on gathering the evidence required to plead our case properly, good with clients, good on mitigation arguments.
Ranked: Tier 1
Pascal Bates - Six Pump Court A very helpful and proactive approach with excellent attention to detail, greatly increasing the chances of a successful outcome. The support given is of great value to myself and the client. It is matched with excellent advocacy skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Hercock - Six Pump CourtVery bright, very composed and always reasons in a way that inspires confidence.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lee Bennett - Six Pump CourtA very practical and measured barrister.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gordon Menzies - Six Pump CourtGordon is a pleasure to work with. He has a very pleasant manner but never shies from adopting an aggressive approach to a case where appropriate. His advocacy has a way of fully engaging the jury and keeping them interested in the prosecution case. Meticulous in his preparation and knows cases inside out.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicholas Ostrowski - Six Pump CourtNicholas is knowledgeable, thorough and in the details. A barrister who is very personable and who is extremely well regarded by solicitors and clients alike. His submissions were well judged and skilfully identified the central issues in the case and their relevance to the sentencing guidelines.
Ranked: Tier 4

Licensing

Leading Juniors

Stuart Jessop - Six Pump CourtA breath of fresh air on the licensing circuit. Tenacious and personable in court. Takes the right points. Strong on the law. Down to earth and approachable. He is my first-choice, go-to junior counsel.
Ranked: Tier 2

Family and children law Tier 3

Six Pump Court is home to children law specialist Caroline Topping, who appears in public law cases involving allegations of serious physical abuse and non-accidental injury to children, and Grant Armstrong who acts in all types of family matters, primarily involving children and often exceptionally vulnerable ones.

Leading Juniors: Child Law (Public and Private)

Grant Armstrong - Six Pump CourtExceptionally well-versed in all areas of family law including children cases in which there is an international element.
Ranked: Tier 4
Caroline Topping - Six Pump CourtShe is very experienced in children law.
Ranked: Tier 4

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

David Travers QC - Six Pump CourtFrank about the weaknesses of a case, but in a way that keeps the clients onside.
Ranked: Tier 3

Crime Tier 4

Six Pump Court is well known for its strength in handling serious prosecution work, notably, cases of sexual offending and homicide. In recent news, Richard Barraclough QC and Danny Moore prosecuted four defendants charged with pre-meditated murder concerning an ongoing conflict over the control of illegal drug supplies in Maidstone; all four were convicted. In another high-profile matter, 'modern and forward-thinking silkOliver Saxby QC prosecuted in the "Maids Moreton Murder" trial, where Benjamin Field, a 28-year-old churchwarden, was convicted of the murder of 69-year-old Peter Farquhar.

Leading Silks

Oliver Saxby QC - Six Pump CourtAt the core of his skillset is an acute legal mind. When coupled with the advocate's charm and judgement you get the complete modern barrister. He is a silk that has been established at being at the top of his game for many years and - as such - his experience is only matched by his obvious abilities.
Ranked: Tier 2
Richard Barraclough QC - Six Pump CourtHe never loses focus in multi-day cross-examinations.
Ranked: Tier 3

2021 Silks

Simon Taylor QC - Six Pump CourtAn accomplished jury advocate.

Leading Juniors

Catherine Donnelly - Six Pump CourtA diligent and thorough junior.
Ranked: Tier 2
Danny Moore - Six Pump CourtHe has a track record of serious cases.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment

Leading Juniors

Gordon Menzies - Six Pump CourtI know I am in trusted hands because of his prompt, practical, expert advice. His years of experience, coupled with zeal to get to the nub of the issue, are invaluable. He knows how to get the job done effectively.
Ranked: Tier 4
Grace Cullen - Six Pump CourtGrace has a knack for cutting to the key issues and understanding the commercial and legal issues that need to be addressed. Even where a case has obstacles, she has been helpful in finding a solution that meets with the client’s desired objectives.
Ranked: Tier 5

Costs

Leading Juniors

Gordon Wignall - Six Pump CourtBusy practice. Highly perceptive and has an original take on problems.
Ranked: Tier 4

Planning Tier 4

'Traditional and friendly' set Six Pump Court has both silks and juniors doing a range of planning work, with criminal and regulatory expertise to add to its enforcement arsenal on top more conventional planning work. William Upton QC represents Swale Borough Council in a call-in appeal of its decision to refuse permission for 675 homes in Sittingbourne, citing among other reasons the council's declaration of a "climate emergency". Giles Atkinson represented the local authority in LB Haringey v SSHCLG and Muir, reinstating an enforcement notice against uPVC windows in a conservation area, with at issue if the new windows constituted a development.

Leading Silks

Robert Griffiths QC - Six Pump CourtAn imposing and effective barrister but with a personable nature which collectively has proved to carry weight in presenting a case. A precise manner of assessing the pros and cons of a case and making them absolutely clear to a client and Inspector/Judge. Adopts a broad approach to assessing a case thereby enabling a straight to the point presentation.
Ranked: Tier 4
Stephen Hockman QC - Six Pump CourtHis knowledge of the law pertaining to the subject matter was impressive as was the way in which the individuals concerned were handled.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

William Upton QC - Six Pump Court William is an excellent advocate, with a wealth of knowledge and a very personable nature. He is very approachable and supportive of his colleagues and instructing officers, and always willing to assist with advice and suggestions. His analytical approach allows the quick identification of cross-cutting issues that need to be further explored, and his written advice is always thorough.

2021 Silks

Megan Thomas QC - Six Pump CourtGreat expertise in planning law - and excellent judgment about the merits of a case. Very focused and clear in his drafting and advocacy. One of the top planning juniors at the Bar.

Leading Juniors

Anne Williams - Six Pump CourtShe is able to quickly gain the confidence of clients, particularly those with limited knowledge of the planning system. She is thorough in her preparation and gets to the point politely and without aggression. I believe that she impresses clients with her friendly character and her quick understanding of what they want to achieve.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Beard - Six Pump CourtInstructed by councils on controversial matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Giles Atkinson - Six Pump CourtSpeedy and effective communicator. Comprehensive knowledge of his subject. Quiet but reassuring manner with clients. Thorough and meticulous written work.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Banwell - Six Pump CourtA talented, very knowledgeable and experienced junior.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicholas Ostrowski - Six Pump CourtGood on difficult issues when clients need to be delivered unpalatable truths.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicola Strachan - Six Pump CourtThorough preparation and careful attention to detail. Gives clear and precise explanation of the legal issues involved. Establishes full confidence in presenting the client's case
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

Six Pump Court has an established presence across the South East, with chambers based in London and its annexe in Maidstone. Members practice across eleven key areas, such as crime, planning, commercial, family and regulatory law, to name a few. In recent news, Steven Walker QC and Przemysław Krzywosz have joined as associate tenants, Anthony Connerty has been appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation Pools of the Court of Arbitration for Art, Nicholas Ostrowski has been appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel, and Simon Taylor has been appointed a Recorder, assigned to the South Eastern Circuit.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Ryan Barrow, Richard Constable and Mike Hearn are excellent. They have good connections with the courts.

The best clerking team in Temple without doubt. Nothing is too much trouble. Always an absolute pleasure to deal with. They develop superb relationships with their instructing solicitors. They are very well led by Richard Constable but every one of them are formed in his image and give the same level of exceptional service.

The clerks led by Richard Constable, have consistently been praised by our clients for providing a very high level of service. Richard, in particular, will not rest unless he can solve a clients problem.

The clerking team go out of their way to provide a service that can only be described as excellent.

We deal with Ryan Barrow and have always found him very helpful.

The clerks are excellent headed by Richard Constable and assisted by Ryan Barrow. I have found them knowledgeable and always available if assistance is required.

Set:

6 Pump Court are the Thinking Man’s Chambers. They offer an attractive array of counsel whose expertise are the best in their fields. They are an approachable and practical set, who will go the extra mile for their professional clients. They are organised, resourceful and always willing to assist.

6 Pump Court is an excellent chambers with significant experience and understanding of environmental and planning law.

A wonderful set at all levels of call. With a second to none clerking team. It is packed with talent and marks itself by having a group of barristers who are very effective at the work they do (whether advocacy or advice) in a totally unstuffy and unaffected way.

An exceptional set in the areas in which they operate with a very good group of individual barristers at all levels of call. A deserved reputation for being a go to set for health and safety environmental and planning matters. That they also still do “real” crime is a real asset to their all round skill set.

Chambers is blessed with real heavyweight practitioners. It has a depth of leading juniors who remain at the very top of their game. Most practitioners prosecute and defend and so bring judgement and experience to the table.

Chambers is excellently organised and very pleasant to deal with. They have an impressive breadth and depth of legal expertise. The clerks are efficient and always very helpful.

Highly efficient with a good work ethic towards all parties. A very well respected set.

Professional, highly efficient and reassuring. The Clerks are approachable, friendly, professional and put our clients at ease. A very good Chambers to deal with.

The chambers are traditional and friendly, lacking the corporate and impersonal feel of some chambers.

This barrister’s chambers is consistently underrated as a criminal set. It has a rich pool of very experienced and committed advocates and probably the best clerks in the Temple and beyond.

The chambers ethos is one of approachability and efficiency, with the clerks being particularly attuned to the needs of their client base.

Set overviews: England and Wales

Six Pump Court has an established presence across the South East, with chambers based in London and its annexe in Maidstone. Members practice across eleven key areas, such as crime, planning, commercial, family and regulatory law, to name a few. In recent news, Steven Walker QC and Przemysław Krzywosz have joined as associate tenants, Anthony Connerty has been appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation Pools of the Court of Arbitration for Art, Nicholas Ostrowski has been appointed to the Attorney General's Panel of Counsel, and Simon Taylor has been appointed a Recorder, assigned to the South Eastern Circuit.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Ryan Barrow, Richard Constable and Mike Hearn are excellent. They have good connections with the courts.

The best clerking team in Temple without doubt. Nothing is too much trouble. Always an absolute pleasure to deal with. They develop superb relationships with their instructing solicitors. They are very well led by Richard Constable but every one of them are formed in his image and give the same level of exceptional service.

The clerks led by Richard Constable, have consistently been praised by our clients for providing a very high level of service. Richard, in particular, will not rest unless he can solve a clients problem.

The clerking team go out of their way to provide a service that can only be described as excellent.

We deal with Ryan Barrow and have always found him very helpful.

The clerks are excellent headed by Richard Constable and assisted by Ryan Barrow. I have found them knowledgeable and always available if assistance is required.

Set:

6 Pump Court are the Thinking Man’s Chambers. They offer an attractive array of counsel whose expertise are the best in their fields. They are an approachable and practical set, who will go the extra mile for their professional clients. They are organised, resourceful and always willing to assist.

6 Pump Court is an excellent chambers with significant experience and understanding of environmental and planning law.

A wonderful set at all levels of call. With a second to none clerking team. It is packed with talent and marks itself by having a group of barristers who are very effective at the work they do (whether advocacy or advice) in a totally unstuffy and unaffected way.

An exceptional set in the areas in which they operate with a very good group of individual barristers at all levels of call. A deserved reputation for being a go to set for health and safety environmental and planning matters. That they also still do “real” crime is a real asset to their all round skill set.

Chambers is blessed with real heavyweight practitioners. It has a depth of leading juniors who remain at the very top of their game. Most practitioners prosecute and defend and so bring judgement and experience to the table.

Chambers is excellently organised and very pleasant to deal with. They have an impressive breadth and depth of legal expertise. The clerks are efficient and always very helpful.

Highly efficient with a good work ethic towards all parties. A very well respected set.

Professional, highly efficient and reassuring. The Clerks are approachable, friendly, professional and put our clients at ease. A very good Chambers to deal with.

The chambers are traditional and friendly, lacking the corporate and impersonal feel of some chambers.

This barrister’s chambers is consistently underrated as a criminal set. It has a rich pool of very experienced and committed advocates and probably the best clerks in the Temple and beyond.

The chambers ethos is one of approachability and efficiency, with the clerks being particularly attuned to the needs of their client base.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud) Tier 1

Among the leading sets on the circuit, members of Six Pump Court are particularly active in Kent, defending and prosecuting in some of the most prolific and serious criminal cases. By way of example, Richard Barraclough QC achieved prosecuted four defendants, all of whom were convicted of a pre-meditated drug-related murder in Maidstone after a two month trial. Oliver Saxby QC successfully prosecuted the mother of a baby who drowned while unsupervised in a bath for gross negligence manslaughter.

Leading Silks

Richard Barraclough QC - Six Pump CourtHe has huge court presence, commanding both attention and respect.
Ranked: Tier 1
Oliver Saxby QC - Six Pump CourtThe quintessential modern advocate: hardworking, unflashy but supremely skilled in his craft - a master communicator.
Ranked: Tier 1

2021 Silks

Simon Taylor QC-Six Pump CourtA stand-out barrister who has developed a first-class practice, prosecuting and defending the most serious cases.

Leading Juniors

Peter Alcock - Six Pump CourtHighly experienced criminal advocate with very good knowledge of the law, which makes him the complete barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1
Danny Moore - Six Pump CourtHead and shoulders above many of his peers.
Ranked: Tier 1
Catherine Donnelly - Six Pump CourtA sound jury advocate who is committed and hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 2
Tom Dunn - Six Pump CourtAn impressive advocate with good client manner: clients appreciate the care he handles each case with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nina Ellin - Six Pump CourtA good communicator with the defendants as well as excellent at cross-examination.
Ranked: Tier 2
John Fitzgerald - Six Pump CourtHe is very meticulous, organised and able to bring a difficult case together.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kieran Brand - Six Pump CourtHe has extensive knowledge, good client care skills, and is highly respected on the circuit.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Stevenson - Six Pump CourtHe is able to distinguish good points from bad and is trusted by the judges he appears before for this reason.
Ranked: Tier 3

 

This is one of the leading common law sets in London and the south east, with particular specialist expertise in civil and commercial, criminal, employment, family, inquests and inquiries, licensing personal injury, public, planning and environmental, and regulatory law.

The set: Chambers was founded in the 1920s and whilst originally recognised as a specialist criminal, civil and family set, has evolved to become one of the strongest sets in environmental, local government, planning, health and safety and all forms of regulatory law as well.

The profile of chambers and the quality of work continues to be maintained at a very high level. Six Pump Court has an ethos of approachability and friendliness, as well as strong administration that delivers solutions. It offers a first-class team of advocates and advisers.

Types of work undertaken:

Regulatory and competition law: chambers prosecutes and defends regulatory criminal offences particularly health and safety (including the construction, energy and transport sectors), food, consumer protection/trading standards, licensing, intellectual property protection, environmental protection, and planning enforcement. All financial litigation including fraud, confiscation, corporate governance and financial conduct.

Public: members undertake a full range of judicial review and related advisory work, often with a planning/environmental or regulatory subject matter.

Planning and environmental: members appear for and against regulators and public authorities. Proceedings include public inquiries and regulatory criminal proceedings. The team has established a particular niche in relation to work on the interface between environmental, planning and human rights law.

Personal injury: chambers covers all aspects of personal injury for both claimants and defendants. Cases include employers€™ liability, RTA, clinical negligence and professional negligence arising out of the conduct of claims. Claims at all levels of value are conducted from the earliest stages through to trial including settlement through ADR.

Inquests: members appear for the full range of interested persons (including regulators, employers, site operators and families) at inquests and inquiries, tackling the wider issues raised by article 2 inquests and reports to prevent future deaths.

Family: members of the family team advise and appear in the private and public law arenas. In private cases dealing with financial and child care applications, including removal from the jurisdiction. The expertise in matrimonial finance extends to corporate, agricultural and high-value matters, including overseas trusts.

Employment: the team covers all aspects of employment law and provide a service that is available from advising on the formation of company disciplinary and grievance procedures through to representing at Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Criminal: the team has a proven track record in the whole range of criminal work from pre-charge advice onwards, both for the prosecution and the defence. It undertakes publicly and privately funded work. Members represent individuals and corporations (and officers thereof) in proceedings brought against them; and also undertakes private prosecutions brought by business and local authorities, as well as by the orthodox prosecuting agencies.

Civil and commercial: commercial disputes (including arbitration), professional negligence, and landlord and tenant work. The work is split between claimants and defendants and undertaken, inter alia, on behalf of a range of substantial insurers, public companies, local authorities and government departments.

For more information visit www.6pumpcourt.co.uk.

Languages spoken: French, German, Russian and Japanese.

 

 

 

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk Richard Constable
Members of Chambers HOCKMAN QC, Stephen (1970)
Members of Chambers GRIFFITHS QC, Robert (1974)
Members of Chambers BARRACLOUGH QC, Richard (1980)
Members of Chambers TRAVERS QC, David (1981)
Members of Chambers THOMAS QC, Megan (1987)
Members of Chambers UPTON QC, William
Members of Chambers SAXBY QC, Oliver (1992)
Members of Chambers WATSON QC, Mark (1994)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR QC, Simon (1997)
Members of Chambers WRIGHT QC, Richard (1998)
Members of Chambers CONNERTY, Anthony (1974)
Members of Chambers ARMSTRONG, Grant (1978)
Members of Chambers MORGAN, Charles (1978)
Members of Chambers HARRIS, Mark (1980)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Anne (1980)
Members of Chambers BALDOCK, Nicholas (1983)
Members of Chambers TAYLOR, Paul (1985)
Members of Chambers WIGNALL, Gordon (1987)
Members of Chambers FORBES, Peter (1990)
Members of Chambers O'HIGGINS, John (1990)
Members of Chambers THOMAS, Ian (1993)
Members of Chambers HOGBEN, Paul (1993)
Members of Chambers ELLIN, Nina (1994)
Members of Chambers MOORE, Danny (1994)
Members of Chambers BATES, Pascal (1994)
Members of Chambers ALCOCK, Peter (1995)
Members of Chambers STERN, Thomas (1995)
Members of Chambers BEARD, Mark (1996)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Tanya (1997)
Members of Chambers BANWELL, Richard (1998)
Members of Chambers MENZIES, Gordon William (1998)
Members of Chambers FITZGERALD, John (1998)
Members of Chambers BENNETT, Lee (1998)
Members of Chambers DUNN, Tom (1998)
Members of Chambers LUTTMAN, Lucy (2001)
Members of Chambers HERCOCK, David (2001)
Members of Chambers ATKINSON, Giles (2002)
Members of Chambers JESSOP, Stuart (2002)
Members of Chambers STEVENSON, Daniel (2002)
Members of Chambers BADGER, Christopher (2002)
Members of Chambers BYRD, Noémi (2004)
Members of Chambers CULLEN, Grace (2005)
Members of Chambers KHAN, Thaiza (2006)
Members of Chambers IRWIN, Ben (2006)
Members of Chambers STRACHAN, Nicola (2006)
Members of Chambers CROWDY, Isabella (2007)
Members of Chambers BRAND, Kieran (2007)
Members of Chambers REES PHILLIPS, Ian (2009)
Members of Chambers OSTROWSKI, Nicholas (2009)
Members of Chambers PHILLIPS, Laura (2009)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Fiona (2009)
Members of Chambers EVANS, Craig (2010)
Members of Chambers ROKAD, Angelica (2014)
Members of Chambers KANDOLA, Emin (2015)
Members of Chambers HAUSDORFF, Natasha (2016)
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Mark (2017)
Members of Chambers McBARNETT, William (2017)
Members of Chambers DOBBIE, Alice (2007)*
Members of Chambers HOTHAM, William (2009)*
Members of Chambers McGRENERA QC, Noelle (1978)*
Members of Chambers WALKER QC, STEVEN (2008)*
Members of Chambers WOOD, Simon (2001)*
Members of Chambers REED, Kristiina (2013)*
Members of Chambers MORAN QC, Andrew (1976)*
Members of Chambers HUMPHREYS QC, Richard (1986)*