Sarah Love > Chambers of Mark Howard KC and Helen Davies KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Howard KC and Helen Davies KC
Brick Court Chambers
7-8 ESSEX STREET
LONDON
WC2R 3LD
England

Position

Barrister specialising in competition and regulatory law, public and administrative law, European Union law and commercial law. Cases include: Office of Fair Trading v Abbey National plc & ors [2009] UKSC 6, the ‘Bank Charges’ test case (acting for the OFT); Office of Fair Trading v Foxtons Ltd [2009] EWHC 1681 (Ch) (acting for the OFT); Competition Commission v BAA Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 1097 (acting for Ryanair Ltd, the successful intervener); Hereward and Foster LLP & anor v Legal Services Commission [2010] EWHC 3370 (Admin) (acting for the LSC, which succeeded); Cases 1156-9 & 1170/8/3/10 Virgin Media, Inc & ors v Office of Communications, the ‘Pay TV’ appeals against Ofcom (acting for BT); and WHA v HM Revenue & Customs, forthcoming Supreme Court appeal against [2007] EWCA Civ 728 (acting for HMRC).

Career

Called 2006, Middle Temple; tenant Brick Court Chambers 2007 to date; member of the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown 2010 to date. Previously a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Publications of note include: Robertson A, Lester M, Love S, ‘Judicial review in the United Kingdom of Competition and State Aid Decisions’ (2007) ECLR; Love S, ‘The Merger Action Group Case’ (2009) CLJ; contribution to Brealey QC, Green QC (general eds), ‘Competition Litigation, UK Practice and Procedure’ (OUP, 2010); and Blakeley R, Knight C, Love S, The New Tribunals Handbook (Bloomsbury Professional, 2011).

Languages

Reasonable French, basic Spanish.

Memberships

Bar Pro Bono Unit; Free Representation Unit; Bar European Group (Phoenicia Scholar, 2007); ALBA; HRLA; ARDL; Combar and South Eastern Circuit.

Education

Magdalen College, University of Oxford (2002 BA Hons Philosophy, Politics and Economics, First Class Hons, 1st in year); Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (2002-03); City University (2005 Graduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, 1st in year); BPP Law School (2006 Bar Vocational Course, Outstanding); King’s College London (2006 Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

(Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Sarah LoveBrick Court ChambersExcellent written work and strong, persuasive oral advocacy.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah LoveBrick Court Chambers ‘Very clever and very user friendly. Offers insights beyond her years and contributes strongly to strategy discussions.’

 

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Sarah LoveBrick Court ChambersSarah is calm and authoritative, incredibly clever and a fantastic strategic thinker.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Sarah Love – Brick Court Chambers

Solid and reliable‘ junior Tim Johnston is a key name to note as Brick Court Chambers, and he often assists public authorities and claimants with procurement matters. Public procurement is also becoming more and more of a significant part of Sarah Love’s practice – she represented the claimant in R (Bluebird Boats Ltd) v The Royal Parks Ltd and The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, a judicial review against the Royal Parks regarding its refusal to grant Bluebird Boats an interim contract and permission to trade following the expiry of the previous concession contract.