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Robert Palmer

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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)

Position

Robert Palmer is an experienced litigator in the fields of EU, human rights, and public law. A large proportion of his caseload concerns the cross over between all three of these areas. He has particular expertise in judicial review in the Administrative Court, Court of Appeal, Competition Appeal Tribunal as well as other specialist tribunals in challenges to regulatory decisions. Robert is vastly experienced in commercial judicial review notably in the financial, telecoms and utilities sectors. In addition he has considerable experience of the cross over between EU law and employment, environmental and immigration law. Robert currently has numerous cases pending before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). He is a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel.

Career

Robert gained a first class honours degree at St John’s College, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1996), and was President of the Oxford Union (1995). He obtained a Diploma in Law with commendation at City University (1997). At Bar School, he came first in his year and was awarded the Scarman Scholarship, with a grade of ‘Outstanding’ (1998). He was also awarded the Macaskie Award (1998), a Prince of Wales Scholarship (1997) and a Karmel Award (1996) by Gray’s Inn. He was appointed to the Attorney General’s Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) in 2011, and before that to the B Panel in 2007 and C Panel in 2002. Publications of note: Community Care: NHS Continuing Care (2007); Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (2006); School Admission Appeals and Disability Discrimination (2005); School Reorganisation (2004); Updates on Discrimination Law (2004, 2003); Mount Cook 2: An analysis [2004] Judicial Review 55; Halsbury’s Laws, Local Government (Contributor, 2003).

Languages

French (intermediate).

Member

Attorney General’s Junior Counsel to the Crown, B Panel (since 2011).

Education

First class honours degree at St John’s College, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1996); Diploma in Law with commendation at City University (1997); first place in his year at Bar School, graded ‘Outstanding’ (1998).


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – 2019 silks

Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersHis arguments are very well constructed and he has strong tactical skills.

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EU law

Within: EU law – 2019 silks

Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersHis legal analysis is very strong. His written arguments are well constructed and he has strong tactical skills.

Within: EU law

Monckton Chambers demonstrates ‘an impressive depth of knowledge and experience of EU law’, with members of chambers holding a range of niche specialisms, including utilities regulation, state aid considerations and issues arising from the Euratom treaty. Recent work includes Ian Rogers QC coordinating and leading the government’s defence of R (British American Tobacco and others) v Secretary of State for Health, a challenge to regulations on the plain packaging of tobacco products; Jon Turner QC is acting for American Express in two challenges to the regulation of payment systems; and, in R(Chiltern Farm Chemicals) v Health and Safety Executive, Tim Ward QC and Robert Palmer acted on a challenge to pesticides regulation under a regulatory framework derived from EU law.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Telecoms (regulatory) – 2019 silks

Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersHe has strong analytical skills and phenomenal influencing abilities.

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Immigration (including business immigration)

Within: Immigration (including business immigration) – 2019 silks

Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersOne of the best counsel for immigration matters; he is both fair and expert.

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