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Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC
Monckton Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > EU Law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Philip Moser QCMonckton ChambersHe grasps technical legal concepts easily and translates them for client and judge.

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.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Philip Moser QCMonckton ChambersAn extremely impressive silk.

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 3

Philip Moser QCMonckton ChambersVery knowledgeable.

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

(Tax: VAT - Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Philip Moser QCMonckton ChambersHe is extremely knowledgeable.