Anneli Howard KC > Monckton Chambers > London, England > Barrister Profile

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Anneli Howard is top-ranked by the directories in six different disciplines: Competition, EU law, Consumer law/Product Liability, Public Administrative law,  Aviation and Telecommunications. In 2018 Anneli won The Legal 500 award for EU/Competition Junior of the Year and was one of the Lawyer’s “Hot 100” in 2016. From 2005 to 2021, Anneli was a member of the AG Panels for Public Administrative law and WTO/International Trade.

A former Référendaire at the European Court of Justice, she has expert insight of the interaction between EU, ECHR, international trade and domestic law across a range of sectors, including telecoms, pharmaceuticals, health and social care, aviation, rail transport, energy, utilities and other regulated industries. She has a busy practice specialising in competition and consumer enforcement and damages litigation, including group, representative and class actions. She is also a recognised Thought Leader on Brexit and International Trade issues. Since 2012 she has been appointed as Standing Counsel for the Civil Aviation Authority, advising on competition law and economic regulation. She performs a similar “policy-proofing” role for other Government Departments as a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel for Public/Administrative Law and its Public International Law Panel. She acts in high profile judicial review proceedings in commercial regulatory sectors.

Anneli is “a client’s dream counsel – a real class act.” She is recognised for her legal acumen: clients note her “strong intellect, “very good technical knowledge” and “methodical and alert competition assistance”. They have credited her as a “brilliantly strategic thinker” and an “accomplished courtroom performer” who is “amazingly clear“.

More than just a lawyer, Anneli is a hands-on team player who pulls more than her weight in achieving her clients’ objectives. She is “responsive, hardworking and practical” and “listens to what you want to achieve and goes about it in an incredibly time-responsive manner”.

Significant clients include BT Openreach, Inmarsat, HTC, CAA, CMA, FCA, Bank of England, Treasury, Ofgem, ORR, DFT, BEIS, DEXEU, Cabinet Office, DCMS, DHSC, MHRA, Hausfeld, Mishcon, Macfarlanes, Jones Day, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Freshfields.


Solicitor Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 1996-2000; referendaire to Judge David Edward at European Court of Justice 2000-03; called to the Bar 2002; barrister Monckton Chambers 2003 to date. Co-author of Lasek, Millet and Howard, ‘Judicial Control in the EU’, ‘Smith and Ward on UK Competition Litigation’, ‘Bellamy & Child on EC Competition Law’ and Consultant Editor of ‘Sanders and O’Neill on OFT procedure – the Modernised Regime’.


French, Italian, Spanish, German.


  • Vice Chair of the Bar Council European Law Committee
  • Standing Committee Bar European Group
  • Standing Committee UK Association for European Law (UKAEL and FIDE)
  • Standing Committee of the Competition Law Forum
  • Founding member and Standing Committee of the Junior Competition Network
  • Committee Member of the Bar Council Brexit Working Group and Vice Chair of the EU Law Group Standing Committee for UK Legal Future
  • European Circuit
  • UK Human Rights Law Association
  • ALBA – Member of Equality & Diversity Committee
  • Union des avocats Europeens
  • UK State Aid Law Association


Cheltenham Ladies’ College; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1994 BA Jurisprudence 1st class; 1995 BCL 2(1)); King’s College, London (Pg Dip in EC Law with merit).


Gymnastics, skiing, hill-walking, languages, travel.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Aviation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Anneli Howard KC – Monckton Chambers ‘Strong at getting to grips with clients’ commercial and practical constraints and reflecting those in her substantive and tactical advice. Gets to heart of issues. Very good at working as a team with clients and other advisers.’

London Bar > Consumer

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Anneli Howard KCMonckton ChambersAnneli is incredibly responsive, thoughtful and creative. She is great on her feet: calm and confident.’

London Bar > Competition

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers ‘Very knowledgeable, thoughtful and intelligent. Anneli is not only thorough but absolutely committed to a case and to working constructively as a team, providing excellent advice and judgement.’

London Bar > Group litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers ‘Anneli is an astute silk.’

London Bar > Telecoms Regulation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Anneli Howard KCMonckton Chambers