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Rhodri Thompson QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 3447
Email:
Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)

Position

Barrister specialising in EU law, UK and EU competition law, public law; recent cases include Ethernet, MasterCard, Tobacco, The Number v OFCOM and BT, Construction, Albion Water v OFWAT; GNER v ORR; Genzyme v OFT; Scottish Milk.

Career

Called 1989; QC 2002; founder member Matrix 2000; practising in Brussels 1990-92, and in London since 1993; chair, Matrix Management Committee 2004-06; contributor, ‘European Community Law of Competition’, 7th ed (Bellamy & Child, Sweet & Maxwell); ‘The Single Market for Pharmaceuticals’ (Butterworths 1994).

Member

Bar European Group; UKAEL; Competition Law Association; Joint Chair of Joint Working Party of the Bars and Law Societies of the United Kingdom.

Education

University College, Oxford (MA; BPhil); City University.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Rhodri Thompson QC - Matrix ChambersAt the top of the tree for EU-related judicial reviews and drives home the key points.

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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading silks

Rhodri Thompson QC - Matrix ChambersHas an unerring ability to drive home the point which most interests the court.

Within: Competition

The ‘modernMatrix Chambers provides a ‘cooperative, pragmatic and intelligent service’. Highlights for the set included Rhodri Thompson QC acting in R (Sky Blue) v Coventry CC, cases which involved state aid considerations. Also of note is Christopher Brown’s involvement in Federal Deposit Insurance v Barclays Bank and others, which arised from the LIBOR rate setting scandal.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Rhodri Thompson QC - Matrix ChambersMakes the very complex seem disarmingly simple and the logic of his client’s case seems inexorable.

Within: EU law

Excellent setMatrix Chambers has ‘a wide range of outstanding barristers’ with ‘considerable experience and expertise in EU law’. Members of chambers appeared in the headline-grabbing Brexit litigation, R (Miller). Some more recent highlights of note include Rhodri Thompson QC acting on a challenge to the office of road and rail concerning charges for access to the Heathrow Spur; Jessica Simor QC acting in R (McKeown, Duggan & others) v HMRC, which concerned excise smuggling; and the Court of Appeal case of Guebeladze v Secretary of State for Work & Pensions, where Helen Mountfield QC successfully resisted an appeal against a finding that an extension of the UK’s ‘worker registration scheme’ for the nationals of Accession State countries constituted a disproportionate infringement of EU law.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Telecoms (regulatory) – Leading silks

Rhodri Thompson QC - Matrix ChambersHe makes the complex seem disarmingly simple and the logic of his clients’ cases seem inexorable.

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