Six Pump Court

Stephen Hockman QC

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Practice Areas

Principal areas of practice are regulatory, health and safety, environmental, planning and administrative law. Regularly instructed by corporate and individual clients and by national and local government bodies in regulatory, environmental and health and safety matters. He is ranked as a Leading Silk in the UK legal directories who say of him "He deservedly occupies an almost legendary status." ;"A go-to advocate for difficult regulatory arguments and peerless in the higher courts."; “A man of great courtesy who has a wonderful demeanour. He takes on board the client's and instructing solicitor's views and his delivery is beyond good."


Called to the Bar in 1970 and began to practise at 6 Pump Court in 1971. Appointed Recorder 1987. Took Silk 1990. Leader SE Circuit, January 2001-December 2003. Chairman of the Bar Council, 2006. Visiting Professor of Law at City University.

Professional Memberships

Planning and Environment Bar Association, Administrative Law Bar Association, Health and Safety Lawyers Association.


Blackstone’s Planning Practice.


Educated at Eltham College, London (1955-65) and Jesus College, Cambridge (1966-69). Born 4 January 1947. Lives in London and St Neots.