Emily Neill > Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk KC and Anthony Peto KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Blackstone Chambers Offices
Blackstone House, Temple
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Specialises in public law, European and competition law, commercial and employment law. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.
Called 2008; Inner Temple (major scholar).
Lawyer Rankings(Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2 (Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3
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.
Blackstone Chambers offers a wealth of competition experience with members having appeared in many of the landmark cases in both domestic and European courts, operating at the forefront of regulatory enforcement and private damages actions in the UK. Brian Kennelly KC represented the tech giant in Kent v Apple, defending an abuse of dominance allegation concerning the fees for Apple’s App Store before the Competition Appeal Tribunal. James Segan KC has particular expertise in global FRAND matters, which he deployed in InterDigital v Lenovo, representing the latter on a licensing action relating to Motorola and Lenovo smartphones. Emily Neill acted for Bank of America in a damages claim brought by various financial institutions for alleged FX market manipulation.