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1 & 2 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5NR, ENGLAND
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Ben Lask

Tel:
Work 020 7405 7211
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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)

Position

Ben Lask is an experienced junior specialising in Public, EU and Competition Law. He is recommended in Chambers UK as a leading junior in the fields of competition law, telecommunications law and data protection. Ben has particular strength in the regulatory arena, including in the spheres of telecommunications, broadcasting and sport. He also has a broad public and EU law practice with experience and expertise in immigration, freedom of information, citizenship and free movement, education, childcare and social security. Ben has experience as an advocate in the Court of Appeal, the High Court (Chancery Division and Queen’s Bench Division) and a range of specialist tribunals including the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal, the First-Tier Tribunal and sports disciplinary panels. He has also litigated before the EU General Court and Civil Service Tribunal. Ben is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel and a contributor to the leading EU Competition Law text, Bellamy & Child European Union Law of Competition. He is direct access qualified.

Career

Lord Chancellor’s Department 1998-2000; private secretary to Lord Chancellor 2000-03; private practice 2004; called 2003, Middle Temple. Publications of note: contributor to Bellamy & Child: European Community Law of Competition (7th ed.); contributor to Atkin’s Court Forms: Competition (2nd ed, 2009); contributor to the Solicitors Journal Human Rights Update; Headnotes, Human Rights Law Reports (2003-2004); Birmingham City Football Club v Revenue and Customs, De Veil Tax Intelligence, June 2007; OFT v IBA: A New Regime Emerges? Legal Week, 1 April 2004; Modernisation of EC Competition Law: Uncertainties and Opportunities [2003] Comp Law 295; The Potential Impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on the Law Relating to Sport [2000] I.S.L.R. 48.

Member

Bar European Group; Human Rights Lawyers Association; Administrative Law Bar Association; Member of the Attorney General’s B panel.

Education

Drayton Manor High School, London; University of Sussex (1998 BA Hens First Class); King’s College, London (2000 post graduate Diploma in Sports Law); Inns of Court School of Law (2003 BVC).

Leisure

Football, travel, cookery.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

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

Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersAdvocacy and strategy are two of his strengths.

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

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

Monckton Chambershas particular strength in dealing with the overlap between commercial and regulatory litigation and human rights’. In R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ian Wise QC represented the claimant where the Court of Appeal ruled it was unlawful for the Home Secretary to detain unaccompanied children longer than 24 hours. Ben Lask acted in MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, a case concerning the rejection of the transgender appellant’s pension application on the ground that she didn’t have a full gender recognition certificate.

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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading juniors

Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersVery hardworking and diligent with good judgement. Great to have on your team.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading juniors

Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersHardworking and diligent with good judgement. Great to have on your team.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Telecoms (regulatory) – Leading juniors

Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersHe is hardworking with strong legal skills and a pleasure to work with.

Within: Data protection – Leading juniors

Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersHe is a hardworking, diligent junior who possesses good judgement.

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