Celia Rooney > Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Blackstone Chambers Offices
1 Garden Court, Temple
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Barrister specialising in civil liberties & human rights, public & regulatory, sport, employment, commercial litigation and EU & competition. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.
Qualified July 2015, Lincoln’s Inn
Lawyer Rankings(Rising stars) Ranked: Tier 1
Celia Rooney – Blackstone Chambers ‘ Celia possesses sound judgement and regularly demonstrates this by displaying her ability to think a problem through to its conclusion to build a case and then present that logic in a practical and logical way to a judge. ’(Rising stars) Ranked: Tier 1
Celia Rooney – Blackstone Chambers ‘ Celia is super-bright and fastidiously-well organised. She is go-to counsel for employment and discrimination cases, quickly picking up the details of a case and distilling a strategy. ’(Media And Entertainment – Rising Stars) Ranked: Tier 1
The ‘go-to set for media-related work’, the large group of barristers at Blackstone Chambers act for music and newspaper publishers, film production companies, composers, artists, authors, and performers in matters ranging from licensing rights and copyright infringement to partnership claims and royalty disputes. In Sheeran & Ors v Chokri & Ors, Ian Mill QC is acting for the singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and his creative collaborators, who are seeking a declaration that they have not infringed copyright of the defendants in the writing and exploitation of the song “Shape of You”. In Jon Moss v Culture Club, Tom Weisselberg QC (leading Celia Rooney) represents Jon Moss, the former drummer in Culture Club, in partnership claims against his former bandmates, including Boy George, following his ejection from the group.
Widely considered as ‘leaders in the field’, Blackstone Chambers ‘remains the go-to set for all sports law matters’ from governance and regulation through to employment, human rights and commercial exploitation matters. Nick De Marco QC is a specialist in sponsorship, competition, personal injury and financial fair play matters, among many others; he representing Newcastle United its ownership dispute with the Premier League, as well as advising several Premier League clubs on the “Project Restart” resumption of the 2019-20 season. Kate Gallafent QC and Celia Rooney successfully defending the FAW in a challenge to its decision to terminate the 2019-20 Cymru Premier brought by The New Saints, who were four points behind Connah’s Quay Nomads with six games left in the title race when the season was ended. Away from football, Adam Lewis QC advised Premiership Rugby on its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Thomas de la Mare QC and Rooney represented Racing Point in the investigation in to the team’s 2020 Formula One car, which featured brake ducts, among other parts, that replicated the previous year’s championship-winning Mercedes W10.