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Six Pump Court

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Head of Chambers: Stephen Hockman QC
Senior Clerk: Richard Constable
Tenants: 59

THE CHAMBERS Founded in the 1920’s as a specialist criminal, civil and family set; now evolved into one of the strongest sets in environmental/planning, health and safety and all forms of regulatory law.

WORK UNDERTAKEN
Regulatory:
All regulatory proceedings, including prosecuting and defending regulatory criminal offences particularly health and safety (e.g. construction, energy, transport), food and consumer protection/trading standards. Professional discipline. All financial litigation including fraud, confiscation, corporate governance and financial conduct.
Regulatory: All regulatory proceedings, including prosecuting and defending regulatory criminal offences particularly health and safety (e.g. construction, energy, transport), food and consumer protection/ trading standards. Professional discipline. All financial litigation including fraud, confiscation, corporate governance and financial conduct.
Public:
Judicial review and advice, often with a planning/environmental or regulatory subject matter.

Planning & Environmental: Public inquiries, regulatory proceedings (including prosecutions) and appeals for and against regulators/authorities. Particular expertise at the interface of environmental, planning and human rights law.

Personal Injury: Including employers’ liability, road traffic accidents and clinical negligence.

Licensing: Prosecuting and defending full range of licensing law including alcohol, entertainment venues, gambling, firearms and taxi licensing, and licensing applications, variations, reviews and appeals.

Inquests & Inquiries: All inquests and public inquiries including Article 2 inquests and Coroners’ reports to prevent future deaths. Members are routinely instructed in major public inquiries such as Hillsborough and Grenfell.

Family: Matrimonial finance including corporate, agricultural, overseas trusts and high-value matters. Private child care applications. Care proceedings, alleged child abuse adoption and other public cases.

Employment: Unfair dismissal claims, discrimination cases (including disability discrimination), pension rights, redundancy, part-time working, TUPE transfers and rights of employees employed abroad.

Criminal: Prosecuting (including private prosecutions) and defending (individuals and corporations). Strong reputation in homicide and serious sexual offences particularly.

Civil & Commercial: Commercial disputes (including arbitration), professional negligence and landlord and tenant work.

Members

Stephen Hockman QC (1970) (QC-1990) A

Robert Griffiths QC (1974) (QC-1993)

Richard Barraclough QC (1980) (QC-2003) A

David Travers QC (1981) (QC-2010) A

William Upton QC (1990) (QC -2019)

Oliver Saxby QC (1992) (QC-2013) A

Mark Watson QC (1994) (QC-2018)

Richard Wright QC (1998) (QC-2013)

Anthony Connerty (1974)

Grant Armstrong (1978)

Charles Morgan (1978) A

Mark Harris (1980)

Anne Williams (1980) A

Nicholas Baldock (1983) A

Caroline Topping (1984) A

Paul Taylor (1985)

Megan Thomas (1987) A

Gordon Wignall (1987) A

Peter Forbes (1990) A

John O’Higgins (1990) A

Ian Thomas (1993) A

Paul Hogben (1993)

Nina Ellin (1994)

Danny Moore (1994) A

Pascal Bates (1994) A

Ian Whitehurst (1994)

Peter Alcock (1995) A

Thomas Stern (1995) A

Mark Beard (1996) A

Catherine Donnelly (1997) A

Tanya Robinson (1997) A

Simon Taylor (1997) A

Richard Banwell (1998)

Gordon Menzies (1998) A

John FitzGerald (1998)

Lee Bennett (1998) A

Tom Dunn (1998)

Lucy Luttman (2001)

David Hercock (2001) A

Giles Atkinson (2002) A

Stuart Jessop (2002) A

Daniel Stevenson (2002)

Christopher Badger (2002) A

Grace Cullen (2005) A

Thaiza Khan (2006)

Ben Irwin (2006)

Nicola Strachan (2006)

Isabella Crowdy (2008) A

Kieran Brand (2007) A

Ian Rees Phillips (2009) A

Nicholas Ostrowski (2009) A

Laura Phillips (2009) A

Fiona Williams (2009)

Craig Evans (2010)

Frances Lawson (2013)

Angelica Rokad (2014)

Natasha Hausdorff (2016)

Mark Davies (2017)

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