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Six Pump Court

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Head of Chambers: Stephen Hockman QC
Senior Clerk: Richard Constable
Tenants: 58

THE CHAMBERS Founded in the 1920s 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.

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, professional negligence and landlord and tenant work.


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

Roy Martin QC (1990) (QC-2008)

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

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

William Upton (1990) A

Ian Thomas (1993) A

Paul Hogben (1993)

Mark Watson (1994) A

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)

Mukhtiar Singh (2011) A

Frances Lawson (2013)

Kristiina Reed (2013)

Natasha Hausdorff (2016)

Mark Davies (2017)

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