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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
Email:
Web:
www.blackstonechambers.com

Brian Kennelly

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

Position

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

Career

Qualified 1999, Middle Temple; Bar of Ireland 2008.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

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

Brian Kennelly QC - Blackstone ChambersHe remains incredibly calm under pressure and delivers the highest quality work.

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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading silks

Brian Kennelly QC - Blackstone ChambersAlways client friendly and a pleasure to work.

Within: Competition

Blackstone Chambers is a ‘very strong set’ for competition law work. Pre-eminent silks in this area include Dinah Rose QC, Thomas de la Mare QC and Brian Kennelly QC. Alan Maclean QC is instructed in Agents Mutual v Gascoigne Halman, a significant case for the estate agency and online property portal industries, while Kennelly is acting for the applicant in a challenge to the European Commission’s refusal to allow the merger between mobile networks Three and O2.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Brian Kennelly QC - Blackstone ChambersA very astute and skilled operator who is a pleasure to instruct. He provides cogent and commercial advice and is not someone who sits on the fence.

Within: EU law

Blackstone Chambers services a wide range of EU law issues, ranging from customs questions to EU charter rights and state liability claims. Recent case highlights include R (Uber) v Transport for London where, using free movement and non-discrimination arguments, Thomas de la Mare QC and Hanif Mussa secured a short-term reprieve for Uber, following TfL’s earlier refusal to renew the ride-sharing company’s operating licence in September 2017. Nathalie Lieven QC and Ravi Mehta acted for the successful claimant in R (ClientEarth (No 3)) which found the government’s air quality plan unlawful under the EU’s Air Quality Directive. And Kieron Beal QC secured a reference to the CJEU for an NGO claiming EU legislation fails to recognise the independent status of Western Sahara; Brian Kennelly QC and Paul Luckhurst appeared for respondents HMRC and Defra in the hearing.

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Financial services

Within: Financial services – Leading silks

Brian Kennelly QC - Blackstone ChambersHis advice is exceptional clear, even when dealing with technical matters.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment – Leading silks

Brian Kennelly QC - Blackstone ChambersHe is very good with clients and able to deliver forceful and persuasive arguments even in the most challenging of cases.

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