Monica Carss-Frisk 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 public law (including regulatory, commercial judicial review, immigration), human rights, EU and competition, telecommunications and employment law (including discrimination). Full professional career details can be found at


Qualified 1985; QC 2001; elected joint head of chambers 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Monica Carss-Frisk QCBlackstone ChambersGets to grips quickly with the details of a case.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Monica Carss-Frisk QCBlackstone ChambersA calm and measured advocate, and genuine expert in the field who commands respect from tribunals at all levels. Very, very clever – she is always able to sharpen a point.

Highly regarded as ‘one of the best and brightest sets‘, Blackstone Chambers houses ‘top quality barristers able to advise on a range of issues‘, with consistent visibility on important judicial reviews cases and matters that attract a great deal of public attention. Members of chambers led for all parties in R (Elan-Cane) v SSHD, a Supreme Court case seeking the issuance of passports with the sex field marked “X”: Kate Gallafent QC, Tom Mountford and Gayatri Sarathy represented the claimants, while Monica Carss-Frisk QC  and Rachel Jones represented the intervener Human Rights Watch, and the ‘tremendous silkJames Eadie QC represented the government in his capacity as Treasury Devil, the government’s first-choice outside counsel. In addition, Hanif Mussa and Daniel Cashman successfully represented the government in R (Andrews) v Minister of the Cabinet Office, defeating a challenge to the use of tactile voting devices for blind voters, which numbered candidates (without naming them).

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Monica Carss-Frisk QCBlackstone ChambersMonica can always be counted on to provide outstanding and insightful legal advice. She provides a calming presence, regardless of the difficulties involved.