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Essex Court Chambers

Living Wage
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore
Essex Court Chambers, Prof Philippa Watson, London, ENGLAND

Prof Philippa Watson

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Has a practice in London, Dublin and Brussels. Most of her work is in the area of EU law and is both of an advisory and a litigious nature. Has a strong focus on EC agricultural law and work has included judicial review, actions for damages before UK coin, the European Court of Justice and Luxembourg, the Court of First instance. Cases include: appearing for EC Commission in direct actions challenging the legality of EC Regulations; appearing for EC Commission in preliminary ruling procedures; acting for MAFF in judicial review proceedings before the UK courts; obtaining references for preliminary rulings to ECJ in Luxembourg; action for 248 SLOM farmers in action against EC Council and EC Commission claiming damages under Article 215 EC Treaty; representing the UK before the ECJ; advising UK government, EC Commission, the dairy industry and the agricultural community on aspects of the common agricultural policy; advising on EC legislation concerning veterinary medicines; advising on EC legislation on slaughter. Has also been responsible for advising the electricity supply board in Ireland on all aspects of EC law relating to electricity including public procurement, the internal market in electricity and competition law issues. Clients include: major commercial undertakings (eg the Electricity Supply Board of Ireland, National Power, Sony Music, Tetra Pak, Thomson CSF, IBM and Apple); Institution of the European Community (the European Commission and the European Parliament); and the Council of Europe Conventions.

Career

Called 1988, Middle Temple.

Languages

French (fluent).

Member

Bar of the Republic of Ireland.

Education

Trinity College, Dublin (MA); University of Cambridge (LLM; PhD).

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