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Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC

7-8 ESSEX STREET, LONDON, WC2R 3LD, ENGLAND
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Gerard Rothschild

Tel:
Work 020 7379 3550
Email:
Web:
www.brickcourt.co.uk/people/profile/gerard-rothschild
Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in commercial, competition and public law.

Notable commercial law cases have included: Secretary of State for Transport v. Paragon (Commercial Court proceedings to recover the cost of replacing all V5 vehicle registration documents); Cherney v. Deripaska (a claim said to be for over $3 billion and cited by The Lawyer among the ‘top cases of 2012’); Sir Keith Mills v. Coutts & Co (Chancery Division claim alleging mis-selling of investments); and Terna v. Binkamil (enforcement proceedings under the Arbitration Act 1996). From his postgraduate studies, he has particular interests in restitution and the conflict of laws.

In the field of competition law, Gerard’s experience includes: appearing before the Supreme Court in SCOP v. CMA (on the scope of the CMA's merger jurisdiction); BMI Healthcare v. CC (challenging the unfair procedure adopted in the then-pending Private Healthcare market investigation); the Pay TV appeals against Ofcom (both before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal); the Construction Recruitment Forum penalty appeals brought by Hays plc and others; Virgin Media v. BSkyB (a High Court action concerning the pricing of television channels); and Chester City Council v. Arriva (a Chapter 2 claim relating to public transport). He is a contributing author of Competition Litigation: UK Practice and Procedure (OUP).

As to public law, Gerard taught constitutional law at Magdalen College, Oxford for 5 years. Court experience of note includes: R (Wheeler) v. Prime Minister (challenging the Government's opt-in to the European Arrest Warrant scheme); R (BASTA) v. Birmingham Airport (a judicial review concerning taxi licensing); and R (Higher Burrow) v. DEFRA (concerning the policy for controlling tuberculosis in cattle). Gerard has particular familiarity with commercial judicial review and cases arising in the energy sector. He has recently acted for Scottish Power in the CMA's review of the RIIO-ED1 price control, and separately for National Grid and for UK Power Networks in judicial review proceedings arising out of decisions of Ofgem.

Career

Called 2005, Lincoln’s Inn (Hardwicke and Denning Scholarships); pupillage Brick Court Chambers 2005-06; part-time lecturer in Constitutional Law at Magdalen College, Oxford 2005-10.

Languages

French, Spanish.

Member

LCLCBA.

Education

Westminster School; Magdalen College, Oxford (BA Jurisprudence First Class; BCL with Distinction).


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court ChambersHighly recommended for his responsiveness, commerciality and client-friendly approach.

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Energy

Within: Energy – Leading juniors

Gerard Rothschild - Brick Court ChambersOutstanding; very capable and clever.

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