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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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Work 020 7583 1770
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Fax 020 7822 7350
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www.blackstonechambers.com

Jason Pobjoy

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

Position

Barrister specialising in public law and human rights, commercial, EU and competition, public international law, banking and financial services, employment, media and entertainment, professional discipline and regulation, sport. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Called 2012; Inner Temple.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Juniors

Jason Pobjoy - Blackstone Chambers ‘ A brilliant public law barrister who already has a stellar reputation. ’

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government)

Blackstone Chambers 'remains the top chambers for public law' with a roster of 'intellectual heavyweights' instructed by government bodies and claimants. Chief among these is James Eadie QC, who as the Treasury Devil exclusively represents the government in its most high-profile cases: he, Kate Gallafent QC, and Naina Patel represented different government departments in R (P, G and W) v Secretary of State for Justice and Secretary of State for the Home Department, a case which concerned the compatibility of the criminal records disclosure system with the European Convention on Human Rights. In R (Gallaher Group) v Competitions and Markets Authority, Lord David Pannick QC and Hanif Mussa represented the tobacco company, with Jessica Boyd acting for co-claimant The Co-operative Group, in which the Supreme Court rejected the concept that duties of substantive fairness or equal treatment existed. Also of note, Dinah Rose QC and Jason Pobjoy represented the Law Society in its judicial review of the 2017 cuts to criminal legal aid. David Pievsky and David Lowe represented the Home Office in the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants' challenge to the "right to rent" scheme, which mandates private landlords check the immigration status of potential tenants. Nathalie Lieven QC was appointed to the High Court bench in December 2018 with Pushpinder Saini QC set to join the Queen’s Bench Division on 1 October 2019.

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Competition

Within: Leading Juniors

Jason Pobjoy - Blackstone Chambers ‘ Quite simply an all-round star. ’

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EU Law

Within: Leading Juniors

Jason Pobjoy - Blackstone Chambers ‘ His track record includes sanctions matters. ’

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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Environment

Within: Leading Juniors

Jason Pobjoy - Blackstone Chambers ‘ Excellent – involved in important cases, especially where they intersect with human rights issues. ’

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Immigration (including business immigration)

Within: Leading Juniors

Jason Pobjoy - Blackstone Chambers ‘ He is a star who will rise to the very top. ’

Within: Immigration (including business immigration)

Blackstone Chambers 'are a very strong set in immigration'. In the Court of Appeal, Michael Fordham QC acted for Calais "Jungle" children claimants regarding their Article 8 rights to enter the UK. In another instruction of note, Jason Pobjoy represents a number of unaccompanied minors challenging the significant and ongoing delay by Home Secretary in determining the claimants' individual asylum claims.

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Public international law

Within: Leading Juniors

Jason Pobjoy - Blackstone Chambers ‘ An absolute star, he is superb at dealing with PIL issues. ’

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