Christopher Badger > Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Stephen Hockman QC
Six Pump Court


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.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher BadgerSix Pump CourtThe best senior junior regulatory counsel around and a formidable opponent who is outstanding on all fronts.

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‘.