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Leading Silks

Michael Bowsher KCMonckton Chambers ‘Michael is a leading authority in the field of public procurement. His wealth of knowledge is invaluable when faced with complex legal problems.’  
Jason Coppel KC11KBW ‘A leading KC for public procurement work.'
Nigel Giffin KC – 11KBW ‘Nigel is a leading figure in the field, with extraordinary depth of experience.'
Sarah Hannaford KCKeating Chambers ‘A true expert in procurement law.'
Fionnuala McCredie KCKeating Chambers ‘A tenacious advocate and an expert in public procurement law.'
Philip Moser KCMonckton Chambers 'An erudite silk.'  
Valentina Sloane KCMonckton Chambers ‘Valentina is a complete star, combining superb intelligence with laser-like legal insight.'
Charles Banner KC Keating Chambers 'Excellent succinct advocacy. Clearly absorbs masses of information and identifies concisely the main points. Excellent commercial awareness.'
James Goudie KC11KBW ‘James has great judgement and speaks with authority and decisiveness. Everyone in court listens when he speaks.’
Margaret Gray KCBrick Court Chambers ‘A down-to-earth silk with a razor sharp intellect.’
Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers ‘Anneli is an astute silk.'
Andrew Kinnier KCHenderson Chambers ‘His knowledge and application of the procurement rules is impressive.'
Fenella Morris KC39 Essex Chambers ‘She is sharp, analytical, pragmatic and commercial.’
James Segan KCBlackstone Chambers 'James' technical skills are superb.'  
Rhodri Williams KC – Keating Chambers ‘Rhodri is a distinguished advocate, thoughtful and very assured in his advice.'
Rob Williams KCMonckton Chambers 'He is excellent on his feet.'

2024 Silks

Joseph Barrett KC11KBW ‘He is tactically superb and a first-class advocate.’
Brendan McGurk KCMonckton Chambers ‘Brendan has an incisive eye and cuts straight to the key issues in a case.'
Ewan West KCMonckton Chambers ‘He comes up with good strategies for clients.’

Leading Juniors

Patrick Halliday11KBW ‘Patrick has a great eye for detail. He is always well-prepared.’
Fiona BanksMonckton Chambers ‘Fiona is an outstanding public procurement barrister. She has mastery over the details and her advice to clients is first-rate.'
Anneliese BlackwoodMonckton Chambers ‘A calm and realistic junior with an analytical approach.'
Stephen Kosmin11KBW ‘Stephen is a natural advocate. He has a strong legal mind and his analysis is crystal clear.'
Jonathan Lewis  – Monckton Chambers ‘A 'go-to' procurement junior. He is exceptionally committed, diligent and a real team player.’
Emily NeillBlackstone Chambers ‘Emily’s intelligent and forthright advocacy style is very effective.’
Rupert Paines11KBW ‘Rupert is a superb analyst.'
Azeem Suterwalla Monckton Chambers ‘Azeem is an exceptional barrister.'
Simon TaylorKeating Chambers 'Simon is top of the list.'
Alan BatesMonckton Chambers ‘Alan is very knowledgeable in the procurement area. He has a calm demeanour and methodical when providing advice.'  
Jen Coyne - Monckton Chambers ‘Jen’s advice is extremely thorough and helpful.’
Sarah Love – Brick Court Chambers ‘She is a calming presence in whom judges place their trust.'
James NeillLandmark Chambers 'A very user-friendly and tactically astute junior.'
Rachael O’Hagan – Keating Chambers 'A diligent and bright junior.'
Ligia OsepciuMonckton Chambers 'Ligia is responsive, with a commercial approach to her cases.'

Rising Stars

Alfred Artley – Monckton Chambers ‘Alfred has excellent judgement. A helpful and conscientious junior.'
James FramptonKeating Chambers ‘James is terrifically smart, and provides practical and commercial advice.’
Khatija Hafesji – Monckton Chambers ‘Khatija has exceptional attention to detail and possesses an impressive ability to marshal complex facts.’

Public procurement in London Bar


11KBW is ‘justly recognised for its expertise in public procurement.’ Jason Coppel KC is ‘exceptional in his field‘ and is well known for representing claimants and contracting authorities in prominent procurement mandates. Recent work includes Joseph Barrett KC appearing before the High Court in high-profile damages claims arising from the Gambling Commission’s procurement and award of the licence to run the Fourth National Lottery Licence to Allwyn. The claims were brought by the IGT Group, a subcontractor of the previous incumbent operator, Camelot, on the grounds of alleged breach of duty by the Commission during the competition process; however the High Court dismissed the claims on the grounds that the IGT Group, as non-bidders in the competition, were unable to pursue claims under the CCR 2016.


‘Lucy Barbet as chief clerk is a superstar and drives a really strong culture.’

‘Iva Stipanovic and Thomas Belcher have both been most helpful in finding counsel and assisting with documents.’

‘There is always consistently excellent service. Lee Cutler is a notable clerk.’

‘Very strong in public procurement.’

‘A go-to chambers for procurement challenges. It is consistently good across the grades.’

‘Always responsive and accommodating.’

‘They are always helpful.’

Keating Chambers

Keating Chambers is ‘very strong in public procurement‘. Charles Banner KC acts as longstanding counsel to Transport for London on ongoing procurement issues arising from construction work taking place on a London Underground station. The ‘ferociously brightFionnuala McCredie KC is highly regarded for representing interested parties and contracting authorities in contentious procurement mandates. Sarah Hannaford KC and Simon Taylor continue to act for HS2 Limited in Siemens v HS2, an ongoing case concerning the award of the contract for rolling stock used for HS2. The ‘thorough and conscientiousRachael O’Hagan and James Frampton both have excellent track records in appearing in high-profile procurement challenges.


‘Sam Kennett is approachable, sensible and very easy to deal with.’

‘William Shrubsall is brilliant.’

‘Good specialist procurement set.’

‘Top of its game in terms of expertise and subject area knowledge.’

‘The clerks are great – approachable, open and realistic.’

‘Very strong in public procurement. It has leading silks and talented juniors.’

‘A great support in dealing with high-pressured and fast-paced public procurement disputes.’

‘A leading procurement set.’

Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers is home to a team of ‘highly talented practitioners' in the public procurement arena. Recent work for the group includes Philip Moser KC appearing for orthodontic company Braceurself in seeking permission to appeal against the judgment made by the High Court in Braceurself Limited v NHS England, concerning a procurement process made by the NHS for orthodontic services. The key issue of the case was that although the contracting authority was found to have committed a committed a manifest error of assessment in its scoring of Braceurself's tender and, absent the error, the claimant would have won the tender. However, the breach was not considered 'sufficiently serious' to warrant an award for damages to be made to the claimant. The claimant was granted permission to appeal the judgment to the Court of Appeal. In a separate matter, Brendan McGurk KC, unled, successfully acted for technology provider Bromcom in a challenge to the award of a contract for the supply of a Cloud Management Information System to a prominent education charity.


‘Steven Duffett is always the first point of call to help find a barrister for a procurement issue.’

‘Gemma Goodwin is an excellent clerk. She is very responsive and always extremely helpful.’

‘David Hockney is always helpful.’

‘James Mower is particularly helpful with scheduling and fee-related queries.’

‘Monckton is very strong in public procurement law at all levels.’

‘Monckton has an excellent public procurement team with an exceptionally high standard of barristers, from the most junior to the most senior.’

‘Monckton is first rate – the “go to” chambers for public procurement.’

‘Strong group of specialists.’

Blackstone Chambers

Blackstone Chambers is ‘outstanding‘ in public procurement law. James Segan KC is ‘an extremely accomplished advocate‘ and is highly regarded for his expertise in advising on IT and telecoms sector mandates. Hanif Mussa KC is well known for assisting government departments with a broad range of procurement matters. The ‘incredibly smartEmily Neill is a key name at the junior end of chambers, and regularly acts for claimants, defendants and tenderers as interested parties across a wide spectrum of procurement issues.


‘Blackstone is pre-eminent. It remains the go to set for complex issues.’

‘The set is simply the best, with great depth should it be needed.’

‘The clerking team is super efficient and can always find the right counsel for any task, large or small.’

‘The clerks are always responsive and helpful.’

‘The clerks are great.’