Hanif Mussa KC > Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk KC and Anthony Peto KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk KC and Anthony Peto KC
Blackstone Chambers
Blackstone House, Temple
London
EC4Y 9BW
England

Living Wage

Position

Barrister specialising in administrative/public law and human rights; EU law; employment and discrimination law; and commercial law. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Called 2007; Inner Temple.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Energy

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone Chambers ‘He stands out as an excellent barrister because he communicates his advice well, is reliable and manages to provide prompt advice at short notice.’

At Blackstone Chambers, ‘counsel practising public law are top-notch and this is one of the go-to sets for public law and regulation’. The ‘very professional and offers detailed advice and assistance’ in undertaking specialist litigation in the energy and natural resources field, with their work encompassing commercial, regulatory, environmental and public law disputes. New silk Hanif Mussa KC acted for National Grid and its subsidiaries in their successful appeal to the Competition and Markets Authority against a multi-billion pound price control set by Ofgem in respect of the gas and electricity sectors. Alan Maclean KC was also appointed as junior counsel to Ofgem. Increasingly prominent junior Emily Neill, who is ‘incredibly user-friendly and collegiate’, is a go-to counsel for the three energy regulators in the UK.

London Bar > Competition

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone Chambers

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone ChambersHanif has incredible attention to detail and a great ability to distil the key issues of a case.

London Bar > European Union law

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KC – Blackstone Chambers

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone Chambers

London Bar > Environment

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone Chambers ‘He is absolutely brilliant, clear, articulate and firm in his views, he is exactly the chap you want in your corner.’

Leading, top-end public law set’ Blackstone Chambers handles a diverse range of environmental matters, drawing in expertise in public, regulatory, local government, competition, energy, EU, procurement, planning and civil liberties. Thomas de la Mare KC, who has been running the Dieselgate litigation against VW and other motor vehicle manufacturers, and Mark Shaw KC are the standout silks. New silk Hanif Mussa KC is ‘exactly the chap you want in your corner’ and he successfully resisted a judicial review challenge to the latest proposals to support badger culling as a means of combatting bovie tuberculosis in cattle. Jane Collier, who frequently advises on matters concerning the Paris Agreement and renewable energy developments, and Emma Dixon are among the set’s high-profile juniors.

London Bar > Public procurement

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone Chambers

Blackstone Chambers is well-known for its solid public procurement offering. James Segan KC stands out for his expertise in handling procurement instructions from clients in the telecoms and IT sectors, and the set is widely recognised for its strength in handling energy sector mandates. The senior end of chambers was strengthened by the appointment of Hanif Mussa KC to silk in March 2022.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone Chambers ‘Hanif is an outstanding legal mind. His promotion to Silk is richly deserved. He is meticulous in his attention to detail but also very strategically astute.’

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Hanif Mussa KCBlackstone Chambers ‘Hanif provides considered and pragmatic strategic advice. He is a pleasure to work with and is particularly skilled at breaking down complex legal points for consumption by lay clients. He is responsive and works very effectively within the barrister team.’