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Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC

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BLACKSTONE HOUSE, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BW, ENGLAND
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Kieron Beal QC

Tel:
Work 020 7583 1770
Email:
Blackstone Chambers (Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC)

Position

All areas of commercial and civil work, especially European law, competition law, judicial review and human rights, VAT, customs and excise duties. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Qualified 1995, Inner Temple; QC 2012.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Silks

Kieron Beal QC - Blackstone ChambersGreat at slotting into a team.

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Competition

Within: Leading Silks

Kieron Beal QC - Blackstone ChambersFirst choice for follow-on damages cases.

Within: Competition

Blackstone Chambers 'deservedly has a very strong reputation in the competition world', with members instructed at the European and national levels on all manner of cartel cases, as well as having expertise in standard essential patent matters. Brian Kennelly QC and Hanif Mussa are instructed for the European Commission in General Court proceedings concerning the fining of Deutsche Bahn and others over €800m for a freight forwarding cartel – Kennelly QC also leads a team representing Scania in litigation concerning the trucks cartel case. In addition,  numerous members of chambers had involvements in an arbitration between Queens' Park Rangers and the English Football League concerning the Financial Fair Play rules, including Thomas de la Mare QC as first instance arbitrator, Kieron Beal QC and James Segan for the English Football League, and Lord David Pannick QC for QPR.

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EU Law

Within: Leading Silks

Kieron Beal QC - Blackstone ChambersGreat at slotting into a team.

Within: EU Law

Blackstone Chambers' members are often instructed by the UK government, as well as by private claimants, in EU law-related disputes. In one European Commission enforcement case, Kieron Beal QC and Paul Luckhurst represent the UK (the latter doing the advocacy before the Court of Justice of the European Union) concerning the transshipment of aluminium through Anguilla, which the Commission argues is a violation of the "sincere cooperation" principle in Article 4(3) TEU. Thomas de la Mare QC and Jason Pobjoy represented National Iranian Tanker Company before the CJEU in its appeal concerning its subjection to sanctions by the European Union. De la Mare and Lord Keen of Elie QC – a door tenant of the set and the Advocate General for Scotland, represented the British government in the Wightman reference, in which the Luxembourg courts determined that it is permissible for the United Kingdom government withdraw its notice under Article 50 of the TEU, to halt Brexit. Lord David Pannick QC represented the claimant in MB v Secretary of State for the Home Department, which concerned the state pension entitlement of a male-to-female transsexual, who the CJEU found was entitled to retire at the lower age despite the absence of a gender recognition certificate; the claimant, who was married to a woman, under the law at the time would have required a divorce. Pushpinder Saini QC has been appointed a High Court judge.

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IT and telecoms

Within: Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Silks

Kieron Beal QC - Blackstone ChambersAn effective cross-examiner, and is friendly and flexible to work with.

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Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Within: Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Kieron Beal QC - Blackstone ChambersIn consultation he is direct but client friendly and in court he is a fierce and effective advocate.

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