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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

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Brick Court Chambers is one of the leading sets of barristers chambers in the UK.

The set: There are 91 members who practise full-time, including 41 QCs and a number of highly respected door tenants. Chambers specialises in commercial, EU/competition and public law, maintaining a strong reputation in all areas.

Types of work undertaken: Commercial work includes all aspects of international trade, finance and commerce, with particular emphasis on banking, insurance, reinsurance, shipping and ‘city’ work, and on private international law. Members of chambers also specialise in fields as diverse as professional negligence, media and entertainment law, defamation, takeovers and mergers, employment law, sports law and public international law. The majority of chambers work consists of High Court litigation and commercial arbitrations, together with appeals to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, Privy Council and associated advisory work. Junior members of chambers also undertake more varied common law work in the County Court and in employment tribunals.

Brick Court Chambers has an outstanding team of EU lawyers who are specialists in all aspects of EU and competition litigation. EU law practitioners appear in the full range of English courts and tribunals, before the CMA and Competition Appeals Tribunal, as well as in the Court of Justice and General Court in Luxembourg and a wide range of other international courts and arbitral tribunals. Members of chambers have considerable expertise in human rights and in commercial and regulatory judicial review, a field which enables chambers to combine its strengths in public, commercial and EU law.

Members of Brick Court Chambers are clearly recognised as leaders in their fields evidenced by their presence in the most important and high-profile cases within those fields. Recently members of chambers were involved in the following key cases: Mark Holyoake & ors v Nicholas and Christian Candy (Chancery Division); BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Service v LBG Capital No 1 (Supreme Court); The Law Debenture Trust v Ukraine (Commercial Court – Financial List); Sainsbury’s/Arcadia Group v MasterCard and Visa (CAT, Chancery Division and Commercial Court); Versloot Dredging v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG (The DC Merwestone) (Supreme Court); Akers v Samba Financial Group (Supreme Court); Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs (Commercial Court); Paulley v The FirstGroup PLC (Supreme Court; Gina Miller v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Supreme Court); TFL v Uber (Administrative Court).


Door tenants: Phillips, Lord (1962), Hoffmann, Lord (1964), Hope, Lord (1965), Aikens, Sir Richard (1973), Clarke, Sir Christopher (1969), Popplewell, Sir Oliver (1951), Buckley, Sir Roger (1962), Chambers QC, HH Nicholas (1966), Kentridge QC, Sir Sydney (1977), Forwood QC, Sir Nicholas (1970), Macrory CBE, Prof Richard (1974), Mok SC, Johnny (1986), Macken SC, Judge Fidelma (1987), Cran QC, Mark (1973), Charlton QC, Timothy (1971), Sturrock QC, John (1986), Thorley QC, Simon (1972), Webb QC, Robert (1971), Sutton, Alastair (1972), Muchlinski, Prof Peter (1981), Woloniecki, Jan (1983), Andenas, Dr Mads (1997), Le Sueur, Prof Andrew (1987), McCorquodale, Prof Robert (2011), Sharp, Geoff (1999).

Above material supplied by Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC).

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