Fiona Banks > Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC
Monckton Chambers
1 & 2 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5NR
England
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Position

Fiona is consistently ranked as a leading junior by the legal directories and has extensive experience across Chambers’ core practice areas with a particular focus on Competition, Commercial, Public Procurement, Telecommunications and Sports law. Fiona has appeared across a variety of courts and tribunals, ranging from ad hoc anti-doping tribunals to the Court of Appeal. She frequently appears as an advocate in her own right but also works very well as a highly valued junior in larger cases. She can accept instructions directly from clients, being direct access qualified.

Fiona is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel (B Panel) and was appointed in October 2018 as Standing Counsel to the Civil Aviation Authority in respect of procurement law.

Career

Qualified 2006, Inner Temple.

Before joining Monckton Chambers, Fiona was a trainee solicitor and qualified at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, giving her an insight into the needs of solicitors throughout the litigation process.

Memberships

Fiona is qualified to undertake direct access work through the public access accreditation scheme.

Education

MA (Hons) Cambridge (Double First); 2002-2003 LPC at BPP Law School, Commendation 1998-2001; BA (Hons) in Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge, Double First 2001; Magdalene College Bundy Scholar; Norah Dias Prize for Law 2000; Cambridge University Squire Law Scholar; Magdalene College Academic Scholar; Norah Dias Prize for Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Fiona BanksMonckton ChambersCalm, clear, speedy and efficient.

Monckton Chambers offers expertise in disputes arising within the overlapping areas of sports law and commercial EU law, including competition law, freedom of movement and cross-border trading. Paul Harris KC handled a commercial dispute relating to rugby broadcasting contracts interrupted by COVID force majeure circumstances. Elsewhere, Fiona Banks successfully defended former Red Bull junior driver Callan O’Keeffe and his father, on a threatened claim for unlawful means conspiracy by a Cayman company, Axon, concerning sponsorship money paid by Axon to Drivex, with which he competed in the 2019 Formula Renault Eurocup.

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

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

Fiona BanksMonckton Chambers

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Fiona BanksMonckton Chambers ‘Fiona is an outstanding lawyer. Technically excellent and extremely thorough.’

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Fiona BanksMonckton Chambers