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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

Naina Patel

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

Position

Barrister specialising in administrative/public law and human rights, including immigration and asylum, prison, housing, education, community care, public international law and the use of international law in domestic proceedings, information rights, competition, EU and regulatory law, employment law (including wrongful/unfair dismissal, race/religion and belief/sex/disability discrimination and TUPE) and commercial law. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Called 2005; Inner Temple.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Juniors

Naina Patel - Blackstone Chambers ‚Äė Very bright and authoritative in court. ‚Äô

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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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Leading Juniors

Naina Patel - Blackstone Chambers ‚Äė Quite simply an excellent advocate. ‚Äô

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Immigration (including business immigration)

Within: Leading Juniors

Naina Patel - Blackstone Chambers ‚Äė She is a safe pair of hands with good drafting skills and knowledgeable about more complex public law issues. ‚Äô

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Public international law

Within: Leading Juniors

Naina Patel - Blackstone Chambers ‚Äė An up-and-coming junior who is proactive and very user friendly. ‚Äô

Within: Public international law

Blackstone Chambers is an 'excellent set' for public international law thanks to its 'array of talent'. In addition to investment treaty and state v state disputes, many of the set's larger public international law cases cross over into related areas such as human rights and state immunity. Highlights in this regard include Certain Underwriters at Lloyds v Syria & Others where Timothy Otty QC and Naina Patel secured a $50m judgment against the Syrian Arab Republic following the terrorist destruction of aircraft.

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