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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC), Ben Rayment, London, ENGLAND

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Ben Rayment

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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)


Ben is a former Legal Secretary to the UK Competition Commission/Competition Appeal Tribunal. Ben has experience of a wide variety of heavy and complex litigation and advisory work in the CAT, Chancery Division, Commercial Court, Administrative Court as well as guiding clients through OFT and Competition Commission investigations. According to clients Ben ‚Äėbrings clarity to very complex issues‚Äô. He is ‚Äėnoted for his strong advocacy skills‚Äô, ‚Äėintricate knowledge of competition law institutions‚Äô and the fact that he is ‚Äėuser friendly‚Äô and ‚Äėwill work extremely hard to get the right result‚Äô. Recent work has covered the following sectors: water, postal services, satellite licensing, gaming and lotteries, organisation of sporting events, rules of professional associations, retailing and banking services.


Called 1996, Inner Temple; former legal secretary to UK Competition Appeal Tribunal2000-04. Editor ‚ÄėCompetition Law Journal‚Äô; contributor ‚ÄėCompetition Litigation in the UK ‚Äď Merger Control Worldwide‚Äô; Bellamy and Child, ‚ÄėEuropean Community Law of Competition‚Äô (sectoral regimes). UNCTAD consultant on competition law. At the end of 2000 he was appointed as legal secretary (referendaire) to the President of the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), Sir Christopher Bellamy (formerly Judge of the Court of First Instance of the European Communities). As legal secretary to the CAT he was involved in all the first ‚Äėlandmark appeals against the decisions of the OFT and sectoral regulators under the Competition Act 1998, reviews of merger control decisions under the Enterprise Act 2002 and the first ‚Äėfollow on‚Äô claims for damages brought in the Tribunal under the 1998 Act. He was also closely involved in the first appeals brought against decisions of the Office of Communications under the Communications Act 2003, which implements the EC Commission‚Äôs new Electronic Communications Package. At the CAT he also assisted in drafting the Tribunal‚Äôs Rules of Procedure and Practice Directions and also liaised with central government departments in relation to legislation relevant to the operation of the CAT, including the operation of the European Commission‚Äôs ‚Äėmodernisation‚Äô proposals embodied in EC Regulation 1/2003. Publications of note: Ben writes and speaks regularly on competition and public law issues. Co-editor of the Competition Law Journal (Jordans); competition Litigation in the UK (Sweet & Maxwell); Local Authorities and Human Rights ed. Drabble et al. (OUP); Bellamy & Child (OUP): Sectoral Regimes (Transport; Communications; Energy; Insurance; Public Services). He regularly speaks on judicial review, competition law and human rights to various legal audiences. Examples are the United Nations‚Äô training course on competition for developing countries, the Nottingham Trent University‚Äôs Competition Law Advocacy Course, the Law Society European Group, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and professional education providers IBC, CLT.


Fluent French; basic German, basic Italian.


Administrative and Constitutional Law Bar Association; Bar European Group; British Institute of International and Comparative law; Competition Law Association and Criminal Law Bar Association.


Cambridge University (MA); Oxford University (BCL).

London Bar


Within: Competition ‚Äď Leading juniors

Ben Rayment - Monckton Chambers ‚ÄėEasy to work with, very commercial.‚Äô

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