Set Profile > Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC > London, England

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

Immigration (including business immigration)

2019 Silks

Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersOne of the best counsel used by the secretary of state in the field of immigration.

Competition Tier 1

Monckton Chambers is 'a formidably strong set, with a critical mass of highly regarded members in this specialism'. The set has members instructed in all manner of competition cases, including the most high-profile cartel investigations, follow-on damages claims, and litigation over standard essential patents. Paul Harris QC  represents the claimants in the Merricks collective action case, in which a litigation funder-backed class representative seeks to bring a claim against Mastercard concerning interchange fees, nominally on behalf of every UK resident who purchased anything from a Mastercard-accepting retailer in a sixteen year window. Jon Turner QC is defending Google in an abuse of dominant position claim brought by price comparison website Foundem; the claim concerns the placement of competing price comparison websites on Google's search engine. More unusually, on behalf of the States of Jersey, Kassie Smith QC carried out a review into the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority, after the Jersey Royal Court overturned a finding that a fuel supplier abused its dominant position at Jersey airport.

Leading Silks

Daniel Beard QC - Monckton ChambersA clear and compelling advocate with a particular strength in follow-on cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Harris QC - Monckton ChambersVery pragmatic and straightforward.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersThe master of competition law, if he does not know it, it is not worth knowing.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersExtremely good with senior stakeholders.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Bowsher QC - Monckton ChambersPragmatic in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Mark Brealey QC - Monckton ChambersHighly respected.
Ranked: Tier 2
Meredith Pickford QC - Monckton ChambersHe has a strong understanding of economic issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kassie Smith QC - Monckton ChambersA brilliant mind and able communicator with an easy manner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gerry Facenna QC - Monckton ChambersHe delivers clear, thorough advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Josh Holmes QC - Monckton ChambersAn effective advocate and a team player.
Ranked: Tier 3
Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersVery knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 3
George Peretz QC - Monckton ChambersEloquent and clear on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3

2019 Silks

Ronit Kreisberger QC - Monckton ChambersAn extraordinary legal mind.'
Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersA great communicator.

Leading Juniors

Anneli Howard - Monckton ChambersAll over the details but understands the big picture.
Ranked: Tier 1
Alan Bates - Monckton ChambersHe gets the points over to the court clearly and effectively.
Ranked: Tier 2
Anneliese Blackwood - Monckton ChambersShe provides very strategic and considered advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersAn extremely bright junior.
Ranked: Tier 2
Alistair Lindsay - Monckton ChambersExcellent, concise and clear.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Rayment - Monckton ChambersInstructed across the range of competition matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Rob Williams - Monckton ChambersHe always gets to the root of the issue.
Ranked: Tier 2
Philip Woolfe - Monckton ChambersA combative advocate who fights the client's corner.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ligia Osepciu - Monckton ChambersShe gets to grip with complex technical issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Fiona Banks - Monckton ChambersA good pleader.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alison Berridge - Monckton ChambersA class act – very shrewd.
Ranked: Tier 3
James Bourke - Monckton ChambersHe has experience and knowledge beyond his year of call.
Ranked: Tier 3
Julian Gregory - Monckton ChambersHe has great commercial awareness.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura Elizabeth John - Monckton ChambersHer work and knowledge of competition law is outstanding.
Ranked: Tier 3
Brendan McGurk - Monckton ChambersHe draws on his wide experience of competition law to find imaginative ways of tackling problems.
Ranked: Tier 3
Julianne Kerr Morrison - Monckton ChambersShe has particularly good strategic insight for someone at the stage of her career.
Ranked: Tier 3

EU Law Tier 1

Monckton Chambers, which has a strong bench across EU law matters (crossing over with its strength in competition law) acts for a number of private clients but is also notable for the work its members handle for the UK government. Ian Rogers QC successfully represented the government in Swedish Match's failed challenge before the CJEU of the UK's ban on the sale of snus, a smokeless tobacco product popular in Sweden but banned in the rest of the EU. Gerry Facenna QC and Anneli Howard represented two members of parliament in Wightman, and Ben Lask (unled) represented the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in the MB case concerning a male-to-female transsexual without a gender recognition certificate's entitlement to a state pension at the female age. In Motor Insurers' Bureau v LewisPhilip Moser QC represented the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) concerning its role in compensating those injured by uninsured vehicles: in this Court of Appeal case, a suspected scrap metal thief was rammed by a farmer (who was acquitted of GBH with intent in a criminal case) in an uninsured Nissan Terrano; the claimant argued that the Motor Insurance Directive made the MIB liable despite the fact the incident occurred on a private farm.

Leading Silks

Ian Rogers QC - Monckton ChambersProfessional, thorough and involved.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersExtremely good with senior stakeholders and always practical in his advice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersHe grasps technical legal concepts easily and translates them for client and judge.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kassie Smith QC - Monckton ChambersAn excellent advocate, who also provides cogent and well-reasoned advice.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gerry Facenna QC - Monckton ChambersHe delivers clear, thorough advice.
Ranked: Tier 3
George Peretz QC - Monckton ChambersEloquent and clear on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 3
Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersHe offers very clear, measured advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Beard QC - Monckton ChambersAn excellent tactician and consummate advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4
Josh Holmes QC - Monckton ChambersMeasured, calm and a good strategist.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Ronit Kreisberger QC - Monckton ChambersEnthusiastic and conscientious, her submissions are clearly presented and well received.
Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersIntellectually rigorous and a great communicator.

Leading Juniors

Anneli Howard - Monckton ChambersVery robust and always willing to roll up her sleeves.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersHe clearly knows his EU law and comes up with arguments that persuade the courts.
Ranked: Tier 1
Brendan McGurk - Monckton ChambersAn accomplished advocate who adjusts when he assesses which way the wind is blowing from the bench's interventions.
Ranked: Tier 2
Anneliese Blackwood - Monckton ChambersThoughtful and insightful.
Ranked: Tier 3
Eric Metcalfe - Monckton ChambersA government panelist instructed in serious cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ligia Osepciu - Monckton ChambersShe gets to grip quickly with complex technical issues.
Ranked: Tier 3

International crime and extradition Tier 1

Leading Silks

Ben Emmerson QC - Monckton ChambersHighly experienced in representing foreign governments in inter-state litigation.
Ranked: Tier 1

Public procurement Tier 1

Considered 'the top set' for public procurement instructions, Monckton Chambers is home to an impressive range of practitioners with expertise across the health services, housing, utilities, transport, and defence sectors. Members cover EU matters, PPPs, and project finance in the form of advice or complex litigation or mediation. Michael Bowsher QC is pre-eminent for UK and EU procurement; in Central Surrey Health Limited v NHS Surrey Downs CCG he successfully represented Central Surrey Health in the first stage of a procurement challenge. Philip Moser QC is also well known – acting for both claimants and government departments on procurement disputes. He acted for the NHS in a high-profile case where AbbVie challenged the health service on a Hepatitis C drug procurement. Valentina Sloane QC combines her EU procurement expertise with her tax practice. She acted for Eurotunnel in a headline grabbing case which challenged to the Secretary of State for Transport's (Chris Grayling MP's) procurement of Brexit-related ferry contracts. The government agreed to pay Eurotunnel £33m to settle the action.

Leading Silks

Michael BowsherQC - Monckton Chambers'A top pick for public procurement advice, he knows the subject inside out and is pragmatic with his advice too.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersAn extremely impressive silk.
Ranked: Tier 1

2019 Silks

Valentina Sloane QC - Monckton Chambers'A star performer, and especially good on funds in public procurement.’

Leading Juniors

Rob Williams - Monckton ChambersOne of the top four juniors for procurement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Brendan McGurk - Monckton Chambers‘An extremely thoughtful lawyer, who analyses a situation from all possible angles.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ewan West - Monckton ChambersHe is excellent on contentious procurement matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Fiona Banks - Monckton ChambersA very personable, approachable and available junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alan Bates - Monckton ChambersHe has a good eye for details and gets the points over to the court clearly and well.
Ranked: Tier 3
Anneliese Blackwood - Monckton ChambersShe is very analytical and picks up very minor, technical points that often escape others.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ligia Osepciu - Monckton ChambersA very highly rated junior.
Ranked: Tier 3

Education Tier 2

Leading Silks

Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersHe can immediately identify the issues and is always one step ahead of his opposition.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Stephen Broach - Monckton ChambersIncredibly committed and knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 5

Administrative and public law (including local government) Tier 3

While Monckton Chambers 'is known for its EU and competition law expertise, it evidently has barristers who can turn their hand to more esoteric public law challenges'. Ian Wise QC represented claimants in a challenge to the lawfulness of the "benefits cap" on the basis that it discriminates against single parents with children under two years old, while Robert Palmer QC – a 2019 silk appointment – represented the campaign group in R (Jewish Human Rights Watch) v Leicester City Council, which brought a challenge to the local authority's decision in support of boycotts of products from the occupied West Bank. In the High Court, Brendan McGurk represented the government in a case concerning if, in judicial review proceedings concerning the Gender Recognition Panel, the court was able to issue gender recognition certificates itself rather than remit matters back to the panel.

Leading Silks

Ben Emmerson QC - Monckton ChambersWell-known for international issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersA brilliant lawyer and great in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ian Rogers QC - Monckton ChambersProfessional, thorough and involved.
Ranked: Tier 3
Gerry Facenna QC - Monckton ChambersHe clearly knows his areas well.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersTechnically able and an articular advocate.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersIntellectually rigorous and a great communicator.

Leading Juniors

Brendan McGurk - Monckton ChambersHis submissions are forceful, persuasive and well-researched.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Broach - Monckton ChambersA go-to choice for Upper Tribunal matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Azeem Suterwalla - Monckton ChambersGood at seeing every angle.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nikolaus Grubeck - Monckton ChambersHe uses his deep practical knowledge of national security to good effect.
Ranked: Tier 4
Julianne Kerr Morrison - Monckton ChambersParticularly good at spotting the wood from the trees.
Ranked: Tier 4

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) Tier 3

Monckton Chambers' members 'work to a very high standard and with incredible dedication' to the clients they serve, according to instructing solicitors. Members undertake a breadth of human rights instructions, including the right to a fair trial, data protection, immigration, and asylum. Ben Emmerson QC has a vast international practice representing heads of states and foreign governments, and is an accomplished European human rights expert having litigated before international courts. Also of note, Eric Metcalfe was recently instructed by the Information Commissioner in Liberty’s challenge to the use of facial recognition cameras in public spaces.

Leading Silks

Ben Emmerson QC - Monckton ChambersA seasoned silk who is at the forefront of human rights law.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersHas a breadth of experience, knowledge and tactical nous; is thorough, proactive, pleasant and efficient.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ian Rogers QC - Monckton ChambersHas a rapier intellect on European matters.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Eric Metcalfe - Monckton ChambersHe has a fierce intellect and in-depth knowledge of human rights law, particularly as it relates to surveillance, data protection and freedom of expression.
Ranked: Tier 2
Piers Gardner - Monckton ChambersA superb human rights lawyer with experience across a variety of jurisdictions. Tenacious and widely respected.
Ranked: Tier 3
Azeem Suterwalla - Monckton ChambersHis advocacy is excellent.
Ranked: Tier 3

Data protection Tier 3

Monckton Chambers' members count the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), government departments, NGOs, and corporates as clients, which they assist with GDPR issues, Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) litigation, Freedom of Information Act (FOI) requests, and investigations. Gerry Facenna QC is particularly noted for his DPA and FOI work; he recently acted for the ICO in Stunt v Association of Newspapers in the Court of Appeal, which has been referred to the European Court of Justice, relating to journalistic and artistic exemptions from the DPA. Laura Elizabeth John also regularly acts for the Information Commissioner; she recently advised on an infringement decision issued against Uber for breaching its data protection obligations and the related fine following a cyber attack on Uber's US data storage in 2016.

Leading Silks

Gerry Facenna QC - Monckton Chambers‘He is highly regarded for his Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act work.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Laura Elizabeth John - Monckton Chambers‘She is a go-to counsel for the Information Commissioner.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Lask - Monckton Chambers‘He is strong in the freedom of information field.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Julianne Kerr Morrison - Monckton Chambers‘A sought after junior for data protection claims and other information public law cases.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Public international law Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Thomas Sebastian - Monckton ChambersHighly rated for state v state disputes.
Ranked: Tier 3

International arbitration: counsel Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Drew Holiner - Monckton ChambersAn extremely smart and astute lawyer on matters of both English and Russian law.
Ranked: Tier 3

Aviation Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Anneli Howard - Monckton ChambersShe is trusted to give pragmatic, frank advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Social housing Tier 3

Leading Silks

Ian Wise QC - Monckton ChambersHe has experience of cases concerning the lawfulness of housing allocation policies, and also matters involving housing obligations to children with disabilities.
Ranked: Tier 3

Environment Tier 3

Leading Silks

Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersStrong across the board as technical lawyer, advocate, adviser and tactician; an excellent public law and EU lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 3

Construction Tier 4

Leading Silks

Michael Bowsher QC - Monckton ChambersKnows the sector inside and out; pragmatic with his advice.
Ranked: Tier 4

Sport Tier 4

Monckton Chambers' members' sports law work load is often focused around competition issues in the sports arena. Motorsport, however is also a notable area for the set: Paul Harris QC and Fiona Banks represented TDS Racing in the FIA Court of Appeal after one of its cars, which had won the LMP2 class on the track at the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, was disqualified after modifications to its refuelling system were discovered.

Leading Silks

Paul Harris QC - Monckton ChambersA very forceful and direct advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1

2019 Silks

Ronit Kreisberger QC - Monckton ChambersA commercially minded silk.

Leading Juniors

Fiona Banks - Monckton ChambersA very good pleader.
Ranked: Tier 2

Professional negligence Tier 6

Leading Juniors

Brendan McGurk - Monckton ChambersHe is very bright and strong on the detail.
Ranked: Tier 6

IT and telecoms

Monckton Chambers ‘has an impressive strength for contentious telecoms regulatory work’ with ’a deep knowledge of the regulatory framework and its technical aspects’. The set is frequently instructed in regulatory challenges; Meredith Pickford QC represented by TalkTalk and Sky in the Court of Appeal in an appeal against Ofcom relating to charges for Ethernet services while Michael Bowsher QC and Fiona Banks  was instructed by Viasat UK Limited and Viasat, Inc in an appeal against Ofcom’s authorisation to the intervener Inmarsat Ventures Ltd for the use of the 2GHz spectrum by ground stations for the operation of a satellite mobile communications network, pursuant to the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006.

Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Silks

Josh Holmes QC - Monckton ChambersAn excellent leader in regulatory appeals, he is clear, calm, and forensic in his submissions and cross-examination, and is very user-friendly. His understanding of telecoms law is second to none.
Ranked: Tier 1
Daniel Beard QC - Monckton ChambersHe is a very clear and compelling advocate with particular strength in follow-on cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Bowsher QC - Monckton ChambersHe is particularly strong for regulated procurement.
Ranked: Tier 1
Meredith Pickford QC - Monckton ChambersHe has a grasp of economic and technical issues and is a fantastic expert cross-examiner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersHe is a compelling advocate who can turn a court around.
Ranked: Tier 1
Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersA good advocate with combined strength in public law and telecoms cases.
Ranked: Tier 1

Telecoms (Regulatory) - 2019 Silks

Robert Palmer QC - Monckton ChambersHe is known for handling regulatory, EU and competition law matters, including in the telecoms sector.

Telecoms (Regulatory) - Leading Juniors

Fiona Banks - Monckton ChambersShe represents both telecoms companies and regulators in disputes and investigations.
Ranked: Tier 1
Julian Gregory - Monckton ChambersHe is strong on technical elements with experience across the regulatory and telecoms fields.
Ranked: Tier 1
Anneli Howard - Monckton ChambersShe is is tactical, savvy and understands a client’s needs.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ben Lask - Monckton ChambersHe is extremely bright with impressive arguments, both written and when presented.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

Although known as a ‘leading set’ for EU, competition, and public procurement law instructions, thanks to having ‘excellent strength in depth across the spectrum’, Monckton Chambersalso has barristers who can turn their hand to more esoteric public law challenges’. Chambers is also a ‘go-to’ for civil liberties and human rights work. ‘Barristers have always made themselves available on a pro bono basis, including at the highest level, and consistently produced work of the highest quality.Robert Palmer, Ronit Kreisberger, and Valentina Sloane took silk in 2019. Meanwhile, in other news, Steven Gee QC joined chambers after five years at boutique litigation firm Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, while Ben Emmerson QC arrived from Matrix Chambers. Senior clerk David Hockney and his deputy, John Keegan, ‘run a great clerking team’ that is ‘a cut above all other sets’. The clerks are ‘responsive to requests for assistance; open to considering varied arrangements for instruction, and thoroughly 21st century in their use of technology and means of communications’. First junior Steven Duffett is ‘highly effective in a hands-on and task-focused way’. Offices in: London

Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

Members of Monckton Chambers regularly act for taxpayers and HMRC, standing out in VAT and other indirect tax cases that intersect with EU, human rights, and public law. Melanie Hall QC was instructed HMRC v Fortyseven Park Street, where she represented Marriott Hotel Group USA, in a case which clarified whether timeshare interests in luxury hotels fall within the hotel rather than the property sector. She also appeared before the Supreme Court in SAE Limited v HMRC, a case which confirmed that the client is VAT exempt because it supplies a university education. 2019 saw Valentina Sloane QC take silk.

Tax: VAT - Leading silks

Melanie Hall QC - Monckton ChambersShe has outstanding expertise in VAT.
Ranked: Tier 1
Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersHe is extremely knowledgeable.
Ranked: Tier 3
George Peretz QC - Monckton ChambersHe has a great mind and the ability to communicate complex issues to lay clients in a manner they can understand.
Ranked: Tier 4

Tax: VAT - 2019 silks

Valentina Sloane QC - Monckton ChambersShe is a class act.

Tax: VAT Leading juniors

Raymond Hill - Monckton ChambersHe is diligent, well informed and extremely clever.
Ranked: Tier 1
Peter Mantle - Monckton ChambersHe is willing to bring new ideas and solutions to the table.
Ranked: Tier 2
Frank Mitchell - Monckton ChambersHe considers all angles on a matter which encourages an open and healthy debate.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Macnab - Monckton ChambersAlways efficient and approachable.
Ranked: Tier 3
Brendan McGurk - Monckton ChambersHis submissions are forceful, persuasive, and well-researched.
Ranked: Tier 3

 

As established leaders with proven expertise at both silk and junior level in its core fields of EU and competition, VAT, regulatory matters, procurement and commercial public law, Monckton has an outstanding combination of intellectual ability and litigation experience in a host of tribunals and courts, both nationally and internationally.

Types of work undertaken: Every member has an impressive in-depth knowledge and a high degree of specialisation in EU law. That knowledge and experience spans a broader field than many other chambers and encompasses the following:

Competition/EU: for several years Monckton has been rated highly in EU/competition law by a number of directories. Chambers has significant experience before the Competition Appeal Tribunal, appearing in the majority of its cases since its inception, and has expertise in all regulatory matters.

Employment: the employment law group at Monckton Chambers provides advocacy and advisory services at every level, from employment tribunals to the Supreme Court and The Court of Justice of the European Union, representing employers, employees and government bodies. Many of the leading employment cases of the past 15 years have featured members of Monckton Chambers, particularly in the fields of pension rights, equal pay, discrimination, transfer of undertakings and social policy.

Environmental: Monckton Chambers has many specialists in environmental law who regularly advise and appear before domestic courts and the community courts on environmental law issues.

Human rights and civil liberties: chambers brings to bear a range of specialist expertise in the field of human rights and civil liberties, not only in the context of traditional judicial review proceedings, but also in other areas such as competition and regulatory law, freedom of information/data protection and international human rights cases. Members of chambers regularly act for both claimants and defendants in proceedings raising human rights issues

Information and data protection: Monckton Chambers is a premier set in the field of information law, data protection and privacy rights. Members are uniquely well placed to provide assistance in relation to disputes involving EU law, and their commercial, environmental, regulatory and public law expertise means they are adept at handling disputes arising in a wide variety of contexts.

Procurement: members of Monckton provide suppliers, contracting authorities and utilities with a full range of services, from non-contentious advice during the tender process to representation in highly complex litigation and, where appropriate, mediation. Monckton has 27 practitioners specialising in procurement law, dealing with hundreds of sets of procurement instructions each year.

Public and administrative: Monckton has experience of transnational litigation in a public law context, from both a government or regulator’s viewpoint, and that of an individual, company or undertaking, specifically in: EU, ECHR, international commercial arbitration, foreign national constitutional law.

Public international law: chambers has expertise in international trade law. Post-referendum this international economic law expertise has been highly in demand. Members of chambers act in other areas of public international law including acting in bilateral investment treaty and sanctions matters.

Sports: Monckton Chambers has considerable expertise in the field of pure sports law, and vast experience in the fields of overlap between sports law and all aspects of commercial EU law, most notably competition law, freedom of movement and cross-border trading.

Telecommunications: Chambers has a leading-edge practice in telecommunications and electronic communications generally. Members regularly appear in the leading telecommunications cases for mobile and fixed-line telecommunications companies, broadcasters, content providers and the Office of Communications.

VAT: Moncktons has the largest team of indirect tax law specialists at the Bar, offering an unrivalled breadth of experience. Members have represented taxpayers and HMRC in the VAT and Duties Tribunal, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in dozens of cases.

See www.monckton.com for more details.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior clerk David Hockney
Members of Chambers WARD QC, Tim (1994)
Members of Chambers MOSER QC, Philip (1992)
Members of Chambers SWIFT QC, John (1965)*
Members of Chambers EMMERSON QC, Ben (1986)
Members of Chambers GEE QC, Steven (1975)
Members of Chambers COLLINS SC, Michael (1978)*
Members of Chambers HALL QC, Melanie (1982)
Members of Chambers BREALEY QC, Mark (1984)
Members of Chambers BOWSHER QC, Michael (1985)
Members of Chambers TURNER QC, Jon (1988)
Members of Chambers WISE QC, Ian (1992)
Members of Chambers HARRIS QC, Paul (1994)
Members of Chambers BEARD QC, Daniel (1996)
Members of Chambers SMITH QC, Kassie (1995)
Members of Chambers ROGERS QC, Ian (1995)
Members of Chambers PERETZ QC, George (1990)
Members of Chambers PICKFORD QC, Meredith (1999)
Members of Chambers FACENNA QC, Gerry (2001)
Members of Chambers HOLMES QC, Josh (1997)
Members of Chambers PALMER QC, Robert (1998)
Members of Chambers KREISBERGER QC, Ronit (1999)
Members of Chambers SLOANE QC, Valentina (2000)
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS QC, Rob (2000)
Members of Chambers BAUDENBACHER, Prof. Carl (Former President of the EFTA Court 2003-2017)*
Members of Chambers MITCHELL SC, Frank (2010)*
Members of Chambers OLIVER, Peter (1977)*
Members of Chambers MACNAB, Andrew (1986)
Members of Chambers MANTLE, Peter (1989)
Members of Chambers HILL, Raymond (1992)
Members of Chambers LINDSAY, Alistair (1993)
Members of Chambers PIPE, Gregory (1995)
Members of Chambers RAYMENT, Ben (1996)
Members of Chambers METCALFE, Eric (1999)
Members of Chambers GARDNER, Piers (2000)
Members of Chambers GREGORY, Julian (2000)
Members of Chambers BUCK, William (2001)
Members of Chambers HOWARD, Anneli (2002)
Members of Chambers BATES, Alan (2003)
Members of Chambers LASK, Ben (2003)
Members of Chambers McGURK, Brendan (2004)
Members of Chambers WOOLFE, Philip (2004)
Members of Chambers McBRIDE, Jeremy (2004)*
Members of Chambers SUTERWALLA, Azeem (2004)
Members of Chambers HOLINER, Drew (2005)
Members of Chambers WEST, Ewan (2006)
Members of Chambers BANKS, Fiona (2006)
Members of Chambers BLACKWOOD, Anneliese (2007)
Members of Chambers JOHN, Laura Elizabeth (2007)
Members of Chambers OSEPCIU, Ligia (2008)
Members of Chambers LALL, Tarlochan (2010)
Members of Chambers KERR MORRISON, Julianne (2010)
Members of Chambers KELSEY, Elizabeth (2010)
Members of Chambers GRUBECK, Nikolaus (2010)
Members of Chambers MCCARTHY, Conor (2010)
Members of Chambers BERRIDGE, Alison (2011)
Members of Chambers ARMITAGE, Micahel (2011)
Members of Chambers SEBASTIAN, Thomas (2012)
Members of Chambers KUPPEN, Stefan (2013)
Members of Chambers MACKERSIE, Daisy (2013)
Members of Chambers GREGORY, David (2014)
Members of Chambers BOURKE, James (2014)
Members of Chambers HOOPER, William (2014)
Members of Chambers KOUTRAKOS, Prof. Panos (2014)*
Members of Chambers WILLIAMS, Jack (2015)
Members of Chambers PROUD, Imogen (2015)
Members of Chambers LUKACOVA, Kristina (2015)
Members of Chambers LITTLEWOOD, Alexandra (2016)
Members of Chambers HAFESJI, Khatija (2016)
Members of Chambers MCANDREW, Ciar (2016)
Members of Chambers GILLOW, Harry (2017)
Members of Chambers PERRY, Will (2018)
Members of Chambers ARTLEY, Alfred (2018)
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 Michael Armitage  photo Michael Armitage Michael specialises in competition law (both advisory and litigation) and EU/public law,…
 Fiona Banks  photo Fiona Banks Fiona’s practice focuses on the fields of competition, European, broadcasting an telecommunications,…
 Alan Bates  photo Alan Bates Alan specialises in EU, competition, procurement and public law, with a strong…
 Daniel Beard QC photo Daniel Beard QC Barrister specialising in EU and competition law. Also specialising in administrative law…
 Alison Berridge  photo Alison Berridge Litigation, mergers, competition litigation, competition advisory.
 Anneliese Blackwood  photo Anneliese Blackwood Anneliese is a ‘rising star’ in competition law and is a recommended…
 James Bourke  photo James Bourke James joined Monckton Chambers in 2014. James was a member of the…
 Michael Bowsher QC photo Michael Bowsher QC Michael Bowsher has been a member of Monckton Chambers since 2001. He…
 Mark Brealey QC photo Mark Brealey QC Mark Brealey QC specialises in EU and Competition Law. He regularly appears…
 Steve Broach  photo Steve Broach Steve practises across the broad spectrum of public law. His practice has…
 William Buck  photo William Buck William has developed a strong commercial practice covering a wide spectrum of…
 Michael Collins Sc QC photo Michael Collins Sc QC Michael is a leading silk in commercial, competition and EU law at…
 Ben Emmerson QC photo Ben Emmerson QC Ben Emmerson QC has an international practice, with 30 years’ experience representing…
 Gerry Facenna QC photo Gerry Facenna QC Gerry Facenna is a leading new silk in public law and EU…
 Piers Gardner  photo Piers Gardner Piers transferred to the Bar in 2000, after over 20 years’ experience…
 Harry Gillow  photo Harry Gillow Harry joined Monckton Chambers as a tenant in 2018 following successful completion…
 David Gregory  photo David Gregory David is developing a practice across all of Chamber’s main specializations: EU, public…
 Julian Gregory  photo Julian Gregory Julian is ranked as a leading competition law junior and has been…
 Nikolaus Grubeck  photo Nikolaus Grubeck Nikolaus has a broad practice in public, civil and international law, across…
 Khatija Hafesji  photo Khatija Hafesji Khatija joined Monckton Chambers as a tenant in 2017 following successful completion…
 Melanie Hall QC photo Melanie Hall QC Described as a ‘sensational litigator’ Melanie Hall has been an acknowledged leader…
 Paul Harris QC photo Paul Harris QC Paul’s practice concentrates on contested litigation and advocacy, particularly in the fields…
 Raymond Hill  photo Raymond Hill Raymond specialises in VAT and direct tax, as well as the pensions…
 Drew Holiner  photo Drew Holiner Drew is the only barrister in England and Wales who is also…
 Josh Holmes QC photo Josh Holmes QC Josh’s practice covers all aspects of competition, EU, public and regulatory work.…
 William Hooper  photo William Hooper Will has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice. He has experience…
 Anneli Howard  photo Anneli Howard Barrister specialising in EC and UK competition law before the CAT, Commercial…
 Laura Elizabeth John  photo Laura Elizabeth John Laura is a highly sought after junior with ‘very good tactical judgement,…
 Elizabeth Kelsey  photo Elizabeth Kelsey Elizabeth has experience of all key Chambers’ practice areas and specialises in…
 Julianne Kerr Morrison  photo Julianne Kerr Morrison Julianne joined Monckton Chambers in March 2012 having successfully completed pupillage. As…
 Panos Koutrakos  photo Panos Koutrakos Panos Koutrakos is Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Professor of…
 Ronit Kreisberger  photo Ronit Kreisberger Ronit Kreisberger is a leading senior junior in Competition and EU Law.…
 Stefan Kuppen  photo Stefan Kuppen Stefan practises in all areas of Chambers’ work with a particular focus…
 Tarlochan Lall  photo Tarlochan Lall Tarl has over 20 years’ experience as a tax lawyer. He gained…
 Ben Lask  photo Ben Lask Ben Lask is an experienced junior specialising in Public, EU and Competition…
 Alistair Lindsay  photo Alistair Lindsay Alistair Lindsay specialises in merger control, cartels/restrictive agreements, and abuse of market…
 Alexandra Littlewood  photo Alexandra Littlewood Alexandra joined Monckton Chambers as a tenant in 2017 following successful completion…
 Daisy Mackersie  photo Daisy Mackersie Daisy’s practice includes all of Chambers’ main specialisations: competition, commercial regulatory, EU,…
 Andrew Macnab  photo Andrew Macnab Andrew practises in the fields of VAT, duties and indirect taxation, EU/competition…
 Peter Mantle  photo Peter Mantle Peter has a breadth and depth of experience and expertise in the…
 Ciar McAndrew  photo Ciar McAndrew Ciar joined Monckton Chambers as a tenant in 2018 following successful completion…
 Conor McCarthy  photo Conor McCarthy Conor has broad practice encompassing public law, civil claims and international law.…
 Jeremy Mcbride  photo Jeremy Mcbride Jeremy was called to the Bar under the exceptional route for academics…
 Brendan Mcgurk  photo Brendan Mcgurk Brendan is a leading junior with a wealth of experience in commercial,…
 Eric Metcalfe  photo Eric Metcalfe Eric joined Monckton Chambers in October 2011 where he specialises in human…
 Frank Mitchell  photo Frank Mitchell Having spent nearly ten years in PricewaterhouseCoopers working in indirect tax consultancy…
 Philip Moser QC photo Philip Moser QC Philip is regularly instructed in EU law cases, often involving novel or…
 Peter Oliver  photo Peter Oliver Peter has extensive experience of advocacy before the ECJ and CFI and…
 Ligia Osepciu  photo Ligia Osepciu Ligia is a junior barrister specialising in competition law, European law, public…
 Robert Palmer  photo Robert Palmer Robert Palmer is an experienced litigator in the fields of EU, human…
 George Peretz QC photo George Peretz QC George Peretz has a broad and deep experience of competition law in…
 Meredith Pickford QC photo Meredith Pickford QC Meredith is a former economist who is consistently ranked in ‘band 1’…
 Gregory Pipe  photo Gregory Pipe Greg is a heavy-weight commercial practitioner who litigates and advises on complex…
 Imogen Proud  photo Imogen Proud Imogen joined Monckton Chambers as a tenant in October 2016 following successful…
 Ben Rayment  photo Ben Rayment Ben is a former Legal Secretary to the UK Competition Commission/Competition Appeal…
 Ian Rogers QC photo Ian Rogers QC Called to the Bar in 1995, I an has vast expertise in…
 Thomas Sebastian  photo Thomas Sebastian Thomas has extensive experience advising and representing sovereigns and corporations in disputes…
 Valentina Sloane  photo Valentina Sloane Valentina is an experienced advisor and litigator in European, tax, procurement and…
 Kassie Smith QC photo Kassie Smith QC Kassie Smith QC specialises in competition/ regulatory, EU and public law. Directories…
 Azeem Suterwalla  photo Azeem Suterwalla Azeem is recommended as a leading practitioner across three practice areas: Administrative/Public…
 Jon Turner QC photo Jon Turner QC Jon Turner QC is widely recognised as one of the Bar’s foremost…
 Tim Ward QC photo Tim Ward QC Tim Ward QC is widely recognised as a leading litigator and advocate…
 Ewan West  photo Ewan West Ewan specialises in public procurement, competition, indirect taxation, European Union law, regulatory…
 Jack Williams  photo Jack Williams Jack joined Monckton Chambers as a tenant in 2016 following successful completion…
 Rob Williams  photo Rob Williams Rob is an experienced barrister and litigator whose practice spans a range…
 Ian Wise QC photo Ian Wise QC Ian Wise QC is ranked as a leader in his field in…
 Philip Woolfe  photo Philip Woolfe Philip is an EU law specialist with a particular focus on competition…