Robert Palmer > Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC Offices
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London Bar > IT and telecomsWithin: Telecoms (Regulatory) - 2019 Silks -
London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)Within: 2019 Silks -
London Bar > EU LawWithin: 2019 Silks -
London Bar > CompetitionWithin: 2019 Silks -
London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)Within: 2019 Silks -
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.
London Bar > 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 Chambers ‘also 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