Jason Pobjoy > 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
BLACKSTONE HOUSE, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9BW
England

Living Wage

Position

Barrister specialising in public law and human rights, commercial, EU and competition, public international law, banking and financial services, employment, media and entertainment, professional discipline and regulation, sport. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Called 2012; Inner Temple.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jason PobjoyBlackstone ChambersExtremely meticulous, client-friendly, and has an exceptional knowledge of EU and public law.

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jason PobjoyBlackstone ChambersExcellent drafting skills, font of huge knowledge around child rights in particular.

Blackstone Chambers is known for its ‘unparalleled strength‘ in ‘the relationship between EU/international protections and UK domestic legislation’. Barristers at the set also have extensive experience in asylum claims, refugee law and cases concerning deportation and citizenship. High profile cases included a challenge to the deprivation of Shamima Begum’s civil liberties, led by Tom Hickman QC, and A v SSHD, in which James Eadie QC, Jason Pobjoy and Isabel Buchanan acted. Naina Patel represented claimants in a challenge to the SSHD’s policies on victims of modern slavery.

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jason PobjoyBlackstone ChambersJason is very responsive and user friendly. He performs the senior junior role to aplomb, ably bridging between leading counsel, more junior counsel, and the solicitor team. He is tactically very astute, seeing quickly which points will work with the Court and which will not, and how those points will play out in the wider context of the case. His drafting skills are excellent.

‘Without doubt one of the top competition sets’, Blackstone Chambers has members involved in a range of key matters in cartel investigations, merger control and state aid. Brian Kennelly QC and Paul Luckhurst represent UBS in defending a proposed collective proceedings against several banks concerning an alleged foreign exchange cartel. Continuing the payments theme, Kennelly QC, Dinah Rose QC and Jason Pobjoy also represented Visa in the Sainsbury’s v Visa and Mastercard case heard by the Supreme Court in January 2020. Thomas de la Mare QC advised BMW in a damages claim concerning the RoRo shipping investigation, and Kieron Beal QC is representing ITV in a challenge to the European Commission’s decision that the group financing exemption for controlled foreign companies in the UK’s corporation tax system constitutes state aid. James Segan QC was elevated to silk in March 2020.

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

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jason PobjoyBlackstone ChambersHe has an extraordinary legal mind and is an unusually fluent and articulate advocate. He is also a very affable and supportive team player.

Blackstone Chambers is singled out for its civil liberties practice and is described as the ‘go-to set for human rights issues’. Members are frequently instructed on complex and high-profile matters of national importance covering public law, terror legislation, privacy, and EU law. Recent engagements include Ben Jaffey QC and Paul Luckhurst acting for the claimants in R (Hoareau & Bancoult) v SSFCA pertaining to the right of return of Chagossian people to British Indian Ocean Territory; preeminent silk and ‘Treasury Devil’ James Eadie QC acted for the defendant. Elsewhere, Timothy Otty QC acted in Orozco and Others v Attorney General of Belize, challenging the criminalization of homosexuality in Belize. Other of note include ‘brilliant’ Hanif Mussa who has strength across human rights and international law, and Jason Pobjoy. David Pievsky took silk in 2020. Recently appointed president of Magdalen College, Oxford, Dinah Rose QC remains the distinguished silk in the set along with crossbench peer Lord David Pannick QC. In recent news, Charlotte Kilroy QC joined the set from Doughty Street Chambers.

London Bar > Public international law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jason PobjoyBlackstone ChambersHe has an extraordinary legal mind and is an unusually fluent and articulate advocate.

London Bar > European Union law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jason PobjoyBlackstone ChambersJason is an absolute delight to instruct. He is extremely meticulous, client-friendly, and has an exceptional knowledge of EU and public law. He thoroughly deserves the outstanding reputation that he has gained over the years. He performs the senior junior role with aplomb.

London Bar > Environment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

Jason PobjoyBlackstone ChambersHe is a delight to instruct, extremely meticulous and client-friendly.