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Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC
Monckton Chambers
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Anneli Howard is top-ranked by the directories in six different disciplines: Competition, EU law, Consumer law/Product Liability, Public Administrative law,  Aviation and Telecommunications. In 2018 Anneli won The Legal 500 award for EU/Competition Junior of the Year and was one of the Lawyer’s “Hot 100” in 2016. From 2005 to 2021, Anneli was a member of the AG Panels for Public Administrative law and WTO/International Trade.

A former Référendaire at the European Court of Justice, she has expert insight of the interaction between EU, ECHR, international trade and domestic law across a range of sectors, including telecoms, pharmaceuticals, health and social care, aviation, rail transport, energy, utilities and other regulated industries. She has a busy practice specialising in competition and consumer enforcement and damages litigation, including group, representative and class actions. She is also a recognised Thought Leader on Brexit and International Trade issues. Since 2012 she has been appointed as Standing Counsel for the Civil Aviation Authority, advising on competition law and economic regulation. She performs a similar “policy-proofing” role for other Government Departments as a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel for Public/Administrative Law and its Public International Law Panel. She acts in high profile judicial review proceedings in commercial regulatory sectors.

Anneli is “a client’s dream counsel – a real class act.” She is recognised for her legal acumen: clients note her “strong intellect, “very good technical knowledge” and “methodical and alert competition assistance”. They have credited her as a “brilliantly strategic thinker” and an “accomplished courtroom performer” who is “amazingly clear“.

More than just a lawyer, Anneli is a hands-on team player who pulls more than her weight in achieving her clients’ objectives. She is “responsive, hardworking and practical” and “listens to what you want to achieve and goes about it in an incredibly time-responsive manner”.

Significant clients include BT Openreach, Inmarsat, HTC, CAA, CMA, FCA, Bank of England, Treasury, Ofgem, ORR, DFT, BEIS, DEXEU, Cabinet Office, DCMS, DHSC, MHRA, Hausfeld, Mishcon, Macfarlanes, Jones Day, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Freshfields.


Solicitor Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 1996-2000; referendaire to Judge David Edward at European Court of Justice 2000-03; called to the Bar 2002; barrister Monckton Chambers 2003 to date. Co-author of Lasek, Millet and Howard, ‘Judicial Control in the EU’, ‘Smith and Ward on UK Competition Litigation’, ‘Bellamy & Child on EC Competition Law’ and Consultant Editor of ‘Sanders and O’Neill on OFT procedure – the Modernised Regime’.


French, Italian, Spanish, German.


  • Vice Chair of the Bar Council European Law Committee
  • Standing Committee Bar European Group
  • Standing Committee UK Association for European Law (UKAEL and FIDE)
  • Standing Committee of the Competition Law Forum
  • Founding member and Standing Committee of the Junior Competition Network
  • Committee Member of the Bar Council Brexit Working Group and Vice Chair of the EU Law Group Standing Committee for UK Legal Future
  • European Circuit
  • UK Human Rights Law Association
  • ALBA – Member of Equality & Diversity Committee
  • Union des avocats Europeens
  • UK State Aid Law Association


Cheltenham Ladies’ College; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1994 BA Jurisprudence 1st class; 1995 BCL 2(1)); King’s College, London (Pg Dip in EC Law with merit).


Gymnastics, skiing, hill-walking, languages, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

(Telecoms (Regulatory) - 2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton ChambersBright, able, ability to think laterally.

London Bar > Group litigation

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers ‘She Is superb. Extremely clever and client-friendly.’

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers

London Bar > Competition

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton ChambersAnneli is immensely bright and strategic. She is constantly considering new angles and is quickly able to see many steps ahead. Anneli has a huge memory for cases in the competition space which she can tap into in any situation.

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers

London Bar > European Union law

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers

London Bar > Public procurement

(2021 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers ‘She is collegiate and takes a pragmatic approach to dealing with legal risk. She is also solutions-oriented.’

Monckton Chambers is ‘well-known for its experience in public procurement cases‘. Recent instructions include Michael Bowsher KC acting for Northstone Limited in a challenge to HS2 brought by an American engineering company Bechtel to the award of contract for the construction of Old Oak Common Station. ‘Solutions-orientedAnneli Howard KC recently advised the Gambling Commission on the procurement and award of the licence to run the National Lottery from 2024 onwards.