Kassie Smith > 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

Kassie Smith QC specialises in competition/ regulatory, EU and public law. Directories describe her as ‘technically very good and a skilful advocate’. ‘She is very hard-working and client-friendly.’ ‘Measured, structured and clear, she gets her points across in an unfussy way.’ Kassie is as comfortable engaged in advocacy before the Supreme Court on complex issues arising from the interpretation of EU Directives as she is cross-examining expert economists before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the High Court. She has appeared in over 30 cases before the European Court of Justice. Until taking silk in 2013, she was a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel. Kassie was featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 for 2014.

Career

Called 1995; member of Monckton Chambers; joint editor of Ward & Smith, ‘Competition Litigation in the UK’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 1st edition); contributor to Bellamy & Child’s ‘EU Law of Competition’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 5th edition) and Emmerson & Simer ‘Human Rights Practice’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 1st edition).

Languages

French.

Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association; Bar European Group; Competition Law Association.

Education

Lincoln College, Oxford (1991 BA Hons Jurisprudence 1st); Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1994 BCL).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > EU Law

Within: Leading Silks -

Kassie Smith QC



Monckton Chambers



An excellent advocate, who also provides cogent and well-reasoned advice.

London Bar > Competition

Within: Leading Silks -

Kassie Smith QC



Monckton Chambers



A brilliant mind and able communicator with an easy manner.

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.