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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

Dr Jessica Boyd

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

Position

Specialises in commercial law, EC law, employment and disciplinary, public law and human rights. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Called 2007; Inner Temple.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Juniors

Jessica Boyd - Blackstone Chambers ‘ Superb on the detail. ’

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

Jessica Boyd - Blackstone Chambers ‘ Very clever, thoughtful and thorough. ’

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Media and entertainment - Leading Juniors

Jessica Boyd - Blackstone Chambers ‘ She is very impressive and has remarkable attention to detail. ’

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