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Leading Silks

Jessica Boyd KCBlackstone Chambers ‘Jessica has a first-class ability to get to grips swiftly with complex technical matters and deliver powerful and persuasive arguments perfectly tailored to the audience.’
Josh Holmes KC – Monckton Chambers ‘Josh has extraordinary gravitas and a terrific way with both clients and judges. As an advocate, he makes the most complex things seem clear and obvious.’
Brian Kennelly KCBlackstone Chambers ‘Every telecoms client’s dream silk. He has a razor-sharp intellect.’
Robert Palmer KC – Monckton Chambers ‘Robert has a sharp mind. He is able to get to the crux of a complex issue quickly and navigate through legal and regulatory quagmires in a commercially savvy way.
Meredith Pickford KC – Monckton Chambers 'A very responsive silk with an excellent mind.'
Oliver Radley-Gardner KC - Falcon Chambers  'He is an expert in the field of the Telecommunications Code - there is scarcely a barrister that knows more about the subject. He is approachable and always willing to make himself available for clients.'
James Segan KCBlackstone Chambers ‘James is extraordinarily clever, incredibly smooth and extremely able on his feet.'
Kassie Smith KC – Monckton Chambers ‘Kassie is unflappable, pragmatic and holds the court’s attention.’
Stephanie Tozer KC  - Falcon Chambers  'Stephanie is an excellent technical lawyer with a good manner with clients. She is becoming a go-to practitioner for Telecommunications Code disputes.'
Jon Turner KC – Monckton Chambers ‘A fantastic team player.'

2023 Silks

Ben Lask KCMonckton ChambersHe is highly dedicated, clear, methodical and superb with detail. A top choice as counsel.
Tom Richards KCBlackstone ChambersSuper bright and an excellent advocate. A real star of the future.‘  

2024 Silks

Kester Lees KC  - Falcon Chambers  'Very bright, personable and easy to work with.'

Leading Juniors

Sarah LoveBrick Court ChambersA compelling advocate, who inspires confidence in clients.'
Emily Neill – Blackstone ChambersEmily leaves no stone unturned. A thorough junior.'
Wayne Clark - Falcon Chambers  'An absolute master of telecoms law, he easily outperforms silks in the courtroom, a fantastic advocate and so easy to work with.'
James TiplerFalcon ChambersIncisive, inquisitive, easy to work with, responsive and works well in a team.'

Rising Stars

Fern Schofield  - Falcon Chambers  'Very knowledgeable in telecoms matters despite her relatively junior years, and very user-friendly.'

Telecoms Regulation in London Bar

Blackstone Chambers

Blackstone Chambers has 'strong expertise in telecoms matters‘, with an excellent track record in representing prominent regulators and communication operators. In a prominent matter, James Segan KC appeared before the Supreme Court for the respondent in R (VIP Communications Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a case concerning the Home Secretary's direction to Ofcom not to exempt GSM gateways from individual licensing requirements due to national security concerns. The Supreme Court ruled that the Home Secretary had acted lawfully. Emily Neill provides 'robust, commercial and clear advice' to regulators and regulated entities, including fixed line and mobile telecommunications providers. In March 2023, Tom Richards KC was elevated to silk.


‘Dean Tolman is very effective in sourcing counsel that is most appropriate for one’s needs.’

‘Blackstone impresses with the calibre of its junior and senior counsel.’

‘Blackstone is the go to set for cases in the telecoms space.’

‘Blackstone is very professional and good to work with.’

‘The clerks are very responsive and amenable, providing excellent service.’

‘Clerks are easy to contact and provide a high-quality service.’

Monckton Chambers

With a reputation for being a 'leading chambers for telecommunications law and regulation‘, Monckton Chambers' barristers are well versed in handling a broad spectrum of telecommunications matters. In Sky v Ofcom, Meredith Pickford KC is representing the claimant in an appeal to challenge Ofcom's decision that Sky's Pay TV service should be treated as an electronic communication service, which would have implications for the type of regulation that could be applied to Sky. Among the juniors, Philip Woolfe KC has an excellent track record in acting for mobile and fixed line telecommunications companies, often before the regulatory authorities. In a boost to chambers, Ben Lask KC took silk in March 2023.


‘David Hockney and John Keegan are excellent and efficient.’

‘Good clerks from top to bottom, especially Steve Duffett.’

‘First-class set for all things regulatory.’

‘Top quality individuals across the board.’

‘The clerks are very organised and have got the art of customer service down to a T!’


At Devereux, Graham Read KC is acting for the claimant in Vodafone Limited v (1) Gencomp (No 7) Limited (2) AP Wireless II (UK) Limited, an ongoing, high-profile case concerning the procedure for the renewal of agreements under the Electronic Communications Code in the context of a concurrent lease of a telecommunications site. Georgina Hirsch is highly regarded for her expertise in advising on contentious telecoms mandates.