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Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC
Monckton Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > IT and telecoms

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

Michael Bowsher QCMonckton ChambersHe is particularly strong for regulated procurement.

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 > Public procurement

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.

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Michael Bowsher QCMonckton ChambersPragmatic in his advice.

London Bar > Construction

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Michael Bowsher QCMonckton ChambersKnows the sector inside and out; pragmatic with his advice.