Javan Herberg QC > Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC
Blackstone Chambers
1 Garden Court, Temple

Living Wage


Barrister specialising in commercial law, financial services and city regulation, civil fraud, public law/judicial review and human rights. Full professional career details can be found at


Qualified 1992, Lincoln’s Inn; QC 2011.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Javan Herberg QCBlackstone ChambersJavan is a leading expert in the field with unrivalled technical knowledge of the rules and practice in relation to enforcement matters.

The ‘excellentBlackstone Chambers is ‘a go to set for financial services regulation work‘. The set is home to an impressive range of silks and juniors who are well versed in contentious and non-contentious matters, including advice to regulators such as the FCA, as well as representing individuals and financial services companies before regulatory tribunals. Andrew George QC and Daniel Burgess  are acting for the FCA in tribunal proceedings concerning Keydata Investment Services and £475m worth of structured financial product investments it sold to over 37,000 investors. Andrew Green QC represented a major hedge fund in a market abuse investigation by the FCA; the investigation was discontinued. In another matter, Javan Herberg QC acted for the FCA concerning Carillion’s mis-statement of information to the market prior to its insolvency.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Javan Herberg QCBlackstone ChambersThe go-to silk for financial disputes with a regulatory angle and at the top of his area of specialism. Excellent written work and has the measure of the judge when acting as advocate.

Blackstone Chambers has a first class generation of silks with excellent credentials for general banking and finance disputes. This is in addition to its clear strengths in financial services regulatory matters. Javan Herberg QC is one of the leading silks in the market for the regulatory side, but also handles an impressive selection of litigation claims, and represented UK Asset Management/Northern Rock Asset Management on the ‘mortgage prisoner’ group litigation, Davis v Lloyds. Other leading silks include Andrew George QC who successfully acted for the claimant in Pipia v BGEO, a high-profile case involving alleged asset stripping and intimidation by the London parent of a Georgian banking group, in which Andrew Hunter QC represented the defendant. Andrew Green QC is poised for a busy 2022, representing HSBC in the Ingenious Litigation.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Javan Herberg QCBlackstone ChambersJavan is particularly strong in financial services matters and IS very user-friendly.

London Bar > IT and telecoms

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

Javan Herberg QCBlackstone Chambers

The ‘go-to set for public law or IT & telecoms regulatory-related matters’, the barristers at Blackstone Chambers remain leaders in acting for major communications operators and consumers, and for against regulators such as Ofcom. Before the UK Supreme Court, in the FRAND case Unwired Planet & Conversant v Huawei & ZTE, James Segan QC acted for Huawei and successfully defended against a claim brought by Conversant, a licensing entity connected to Nokia. In Virgin Media Limited v Ofcom,  Javan Herberg QC  represented Ofcom in dismissing an appeal brought by Virgin Media against Ofcom’s decision to impose a £7m fine for breaching the General Conditions of Entitlement. In addition, Brian Kennelly QC acted for CK Telecoms UK Investments in CK Telecoms UK Investments Ltd v European Commission, where the court annulled the Commission’s decision to block CK Hutchison’s acquisition of O2 UK from Spain’s Telefonica.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Javan Herberg QCBlackstone Chambers ‘Javan has unrivalled expertise. There are very few cases where Javan has not had some involvement – whether for the FCA or against. He is in a league of his own when it comes to regulatory enforcement. He is the counsel of choice for any significant regulatory matter.’