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

Living Wage


Barrister specialising in commercial law (including civil fraud, arbitration and conflicts of laws), entertainment and media, financial services, professional negligence, employment and sports law. Full professional career details can be found at


Qualified 1988, Middle Temple; QC 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Robert Howe QCBlackstone ChambersRobert produces excellent written work. He is very analytical in his approach and is able to quickly cut through and identify the key issues, which is not as easy as it sounds.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Robert Howe QCBlackstone ChambersHugely talented, and the best advocate and litigator solicitors have instructed in their careers. In all hearings, he is the strongest QC in the room. He is extremely bright and unflappable. He’s very clear in his merits at all stages of litigation.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Robert Howe QCBlackstone ChambersAbsolutely stellar.

London Bar > Intellectual property

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Robert Howe QCBlackstone Chambers

Blackstone Chambers‘ ‘strength and breadth of available expertise is excellent‘. The set has an established reputation for its capabilities in soft IP work, however it is equally adept at handling instructions involving hard IP matters. Robert Howe QC is regularly instructed by major record companies, media organisations, and high-profile musicians and music groups. In recent work, James Segan QC is acting for Chinese technology company Lenovo in an ongoing FRAND-related dispute, concerning whether the client must take a licence under patents declared to be standard-essential by InterDigital.

London Bar > International arbitration: counsel

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Robert Howe QCBlackstone ChambersAn exceptional QC and advocate. Calm, but firm and hugely clever.

Blackstone Chambers has several leading silks who are highly sought after for major international disputes. This expertise extends to investment treaty arbitrations, where public international law specialists such as Maurice Mendelson QC are held in particularly high regard. Other members of note include Andrew Hunter QC, who has been representing a Chinese alumina supplier in a London Metals Exchange arbitration, and Robert Howe QC , who is instructed on a set of LCIA arbitrations involving a $650 million shareholder dispute linked to the development of a Caribbean island. Among the juniors, Robert Weekes has built up an extremely good track record in this area.

London Bar > Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

(Media and entertainment - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Robert Howe QCBlackstone Chambers