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Paul Luckhurst

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Blackstone Chambers (Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC)


Barrister practising in public law and human rights, commercial, EU and competition, sport and employment. Full professional career details can be found at


Called 2009; Lincoln’s Inn.

London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Leading Juniors

Paul Luckhurst - Blackstone ChambersExcellent for mapping out the strategy in a dispute.

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

Within: Leading Juniors

Paul Luckhurst - Blackstone Chambers‘Very bright, with an eye for legal points that others could miss.'

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Paul Luckhurst - Blackstone ChambersHis oral submissions are persuasive.

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EU Law

Within: Leading Juniors

Paul Luckhurst - Blackstone ChambersExcellent at mapping out the strategy for any dispute.

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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Financial services regulation

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Paul Luckhurst - Blackstone ChambersHe has been involved in some of the highest profile FCA cases to date and his knowledge of the authority's enforcement process is second to none.

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Public international law

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Paul Luckhurst - Blackstone ChambersExtremely capable and knowledgeable in the field of state immunity.

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