Brendan Mcgurk > 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

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including local government)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Brendan McGurkMonckton ChambersHis submissions are forceful, persuasive and well-researched.

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 > Competition

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Brendan McGurkMonckton ChambersHe draws on his wide experience of competition law to find imaginative ways of tackling problems.

London Bar > EU Law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Brendan McGurkMonckton ChambersAn accomplished advocate who adjusts when he assesses which way the wind is blowing from the bench’s interventions.

London Bar > Professional negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 6

Brendan McGurkMonckton ChambersHe is very bright and strong on the detail.

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Brendan McGurkMonckton Chambers‘An extremely thoughtful lawyer, who analyses a situation from all possible angles.’

London Bar > Tax: corporate and VAT/indirect tax

(Tax: VAT Leading juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Brendan McGurkMonckton ChambersHis submissions are forceful, persuasive, and well-researched.