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Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC

1 & 2 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5NR, ENGLAND
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Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC), Paul Harris QC, London, ENGLAND

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Paul Harris QC

Tel:
Work 020 7405 7211
Email:
Monckton Chambers (Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC)

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Paul’s practice concentrates on contested litigation and advocacy, particularly in the fields of competition, European, broadcasting, public/administrative, sports, and VAT law. He has an unparalleled reputation in these fields and has consistently been recognised in legal publications as a skilful, effective and approachable advocate in his areas of specialisation. For instance, prior to taking Silk in 2011, Paul was the Chambers Bar Awards ‘Junior of the Year’ for EU and Competition law (2010-2011 ), he was ranked as England’s number 1 ‘star’ Sports law junior in Chambers and Partners for many years, and he featured as a Litigator in The Lawyers ‘Hot 100’ in 2010. Paul has also been a long-standing member of the A Panel of Junior Treasury Counsel, specialising in judicial review/administrative law, European and VAT law. He appears regularly in all manner of domestic and international Courts and Tribunals including, recently, the Court of Appeal (Fulham FC v The Premier League), (‘TurfTV’ dispute), (divestiture of Stansted airport), the CAT (Pay TV appeals) (Construction cartel) & (CRF cartel), the High Court (Nokia LCDs competition damages action), (Aistom v Eurostar & Siemens), (‘Bloodgate’ appeal), (Copper Tubes and Copper Fittings cartel damages actions), (Gaviscon: abuse of dominance), the Administrative Court (disposal of Olympic Stadium), the Companies Court (Hicks & Gillett v Liverpool FC), the Upper Tribunal (ERF: VAT penalties), The FIFA Ethics Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (World Cup vote scandal) and many more. Paul belongs to the Bar European Group, the Bar Sports Law Group, the Competition Law Association, the UK State aid law association and GOMBAR. He is also former Vice-Chairman and a Director of the British Association for Sport and Law, member of the VAT Practitioners Group, and he is qualified as a Legal Practitioner of New South Wales, Australia. During 2012 he was very active in matters relating to the London Olympics and has vast experience before a wide range of sporting adjudicative bodies.

Career

Qualified 1994; Gray’s Inn; qualified 1999, NSW, Australia. Co-author of the chapters on governing bodies and on competition and free movement issues surrounding player transfers in ‘Sport – Law and Practice’ (Butterworths 2003).

Languages

French, German, Spanish.

Member

Bar European Group, Commercial Bar Association, Bar Sports Law Group, British Association of Sport and Law, VAT Practitioners Group, CLA.

Education

Parrs Wood High School, Manchester; Lester Pearson College, Canada; Trinity Hall, Cambridge (1991 Hons 1st); University of California, Berkeley (1993 LLM).

Leisure

Sport, travel.


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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading silks

Paul Harris QC - Monckton ChambersHardworking, responsive and a forceful and aggressive advocate.

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Sport

Within: Sport – Leading silks

Paul Harris QC - Monckton ChambersA hardworking, responsive and forceful advocate.

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