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

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

Fiona’s practice focuses on the fields of competition, European, broadcasting an telecommunications, public/administrative, sports and procurement law. Despite only being called in 2006, Fiona has been consistently listed in the legal directories since 2009 for sports law. She appears regularly in all manner of domestic and international courts and tribunals including the High Court (Gaviscon, abuse of dominance; Gestmin v Credit Suisse, breach of contract), the CAT (Pay TV appeals; Talk Talk v Ofcom – WBA) and numerous sports tribunals (eg recent appearance before FIA Tribunal, Mercedes/Pirelli tyre test).

Career

Qualified 2006, Inner Temple. Previously a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, March 2006. Contributor to the current edition of ‘Bellamy and Child, Competition Law’.

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 > IT and telecoms

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

Fiona BanksMonckton ChambersShe represents both telecoms companies and regulators in disputes and investigations.

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.

London Bar > Sport

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Fiona BanksMonckton ChambersA very good pleader.

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.

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Fiona BanksMonckton ChambersA good pleader.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Fiona BanksMonckton ChambersA very personable, approachable and available junior.