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Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC
Monckton Chambers
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Philip Moser QC, joint Head of Chambers, is ranked as a Leading Silk in EU Law, Competition Law, Procurement Law and Indirect Tax by Legal 500 and Chambers UK. He has appeared in every division of the High Court and at every level of the UK and EU Courts. His practice deals with all aspects of domestic and international trade law, including the intersection of domestic and EU law, now encompassing the implications of Brexit.

Philip regularly handles cases in the UK appellate courts and at the CJEU. He also acts as a Mediator and is listed as an LCIA Arbitrator. A former supervisor in EC Law at Robinson College, Cambridge, Philip was editor of the European Advocate 2000-2019 and publishes on issues of EU law.


Called 1992. Mediator 2004. Professional background: research associate, Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), University of Cambridge 1996-1998; supervisor in EC Law, Robinson College, Cambridge 1995-97; Editorial Board, European Law Reports 1999-editor, The European Advocate 2000-; Bar Council Representative to the Federation of European Bars 2001-2007; accredited as mediator (College of Law); elected UK council member for the International Criminal Bar 2003-2007; chairman, ICB Election & Constitution Committees, 2003-2007.

Philip Moser QC is a member of the Northern Ireland Bar and the Bar of the Republic of Ireland.


German (bilingual); French (working knowledge).


Philip Moser QC is the current Chairman of the Bar European Group, a specialist bar association of the Bar of England and Wales.


Robinson College, Cambridge; Vienna University; MA(Cantab ); Inns of court school of law; Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Tax: VAT and excise

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Moser KC – Monckton Chambers ‘Philip’s strength is his court presence; he is a master at appellate level and his clients are always impressed by the fact that he is a true silk. ’

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Philip Moser KCMonckton Chambers ‘Philip is a class act and a top silk operating in the public procurement litigation field.’


London Bar > Competition

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Philip Moser KCMonckton ChambersAn outstanding case leader, Philip is a strong competition expert who is prepared to take a clear view on the merits of a case and fight hard to see it through. He is heavily invested in the detail of his cases even when it involves complex subject matter. A devastating cross-examiner, he is both ruthless and forensic. 

London Bar > European Union law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Philip Moser KCMonckton ChambersPhilip is extremely strong when it comes to analysing unique legal problems, particularly in the arena of subsidy control and procurement and in relation to the interpretation of retained EU law post-Brexit. He provides soundly-reasoned, precise and robust.

Monckton Chambers is widely recognised and respected for its vast expertise in all areas of EU law, regularly instructed to advise and litigate on behalf of UK government departments, private sector clients, NGOs and EU institutions, acting in the leading cases in the field. Josh Holmes KC is representing the plastic manufacturer against various EU institutions in Symphony Environmental v the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission, the case concerns a damages claim for losses caused by a ban introduced on the sale of oxo-degradable plastic products, raising important legal issues on the EU’s regulatory framework applicable to chemicals and the proportionality of product bans under EU law. Concerning the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit transition period, Tim Ward KC acted successfully for the appellant in R (Fratila) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; the first case to reach the Supreme Court on Brexit arrangements regarding the application of EU non-discrimination law to EU citizens with rights of residence. Philip Moser KC and Brendan McGurk are representing the government in Good Law Project v the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care & Abingdon, a case regarding the procurement of Covid-19 antigen testing which raises questions regarding procurement, EU and state aid law.