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Tim Ward QC

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


Tim Ward QC is widely recognised as a leading litigator and advocate in the fields of EU, competition, and public law. Directories describe him as ‘first class’ and as a ‘class operator’, and recommend him for public and administrative law, civil liberties and human rights, EU/competition law and telecommunications law. He was described recently by the Competition Appeal Tribunal as an ‘outstanding competition law counsel’. He has particular expertise in commercial and regulatory matters. He has recently acted in disputes concerning Ofcom, Ofgem, the Civil Aviation Authority, Postcomm, the Office of Fair Trading, the Financial Services Authority, PhonepayPius, the Rugby Football Union and the National Lottery Commission. He has acted in around 50 cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union or General Court, and has over 30 reported cases in the field of public law. Prior to taking silk, Tim was a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel. He was awarded ‘Barrister of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards 2013 and shortlisted for EU/Competition Silk of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2013. Tim has been elected as Chairman of the Bar European Group, 2013-2015. In 2013, Tim was appointed to the Rugby Football Union panel to sit as an adjudicator hearing appeals concerning competition issues.


Called in 1994; Gray’s Inn. Publications include ‘Competition Litigation in the UK’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2005); ‘Judicial Review and the Human Rights Act’, (Cavendish Publishing Ltd, 2000); ‘The Strasbourg Caselaw- Leading Cases from the European Human Rights Reports’ (Sweet & Maxwell, 2001); General Editor of the Human Rights Law Reports. Publications of note: His publications include three books: Competition Litigation in the UK (with Kassie Smith, Sweet & Maxwell 2005), Judicial Review and the Human Rights Act (2000) and The Strasbourg Case Law – Leading Cases from the European Human Rights Reports (2001 ). He is Editor in Chief of the Human Rights Law Reports – UK Cases (Sweet & Maxwell) and Contributor to the current and forthcoming editions of Bellamy & Child, The European Community Law of Competition.




University College, London (BA); University of Southern California (MA); Trinity College, Cambridge.

London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading silks

Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersHe is fantastic, a persuasive advocate, and connects easily and effectively with clients.

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Within: Competition – Leading silks

Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersThe best competition silk in the business; always responsive, on top of the detail and extremely user friendly – a fantastic team player.

Within: Competition

Monckton Chambers is ‘one of the go-to sets for competition law advice’ and ‘is extremely strong in competition litigation and utility regulatory matters’. Headline recent instructions include In Federation (Foundem) v Google, where Jon Turner QC acted as lead counsel for the search engine giant; various members involvement in the ‘Mastercard’ unlawful price agreements litigation; and Tim Ward QC and Meredith Pickford QC’s instruction in Royal Mail v DAT Trucks.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersFantastic – clever, hard-working and not afraid to get his hands dirty digging into the detail.

Within: EU law

Monckton Chambers demonstrates ‘an impressive depth of knowledge and experience of EU law’, with members of chambers holding a range of niche specialisms, including utilities regulation, state aid considerations and issues arising from the Euratom treaty. Recent work includes Ian Rogers QC coordinating and leading the government’s defence of R (British American Tobacco and others) v Secretary of State for Health, a challenge to regulations on the plain packaging of tobacco products; Jon Turner QC is acting for American Express in two challenges to the regulation of payment systems; and, in R(Chiltern Farm Chemicals) v Health and Safety Executive, Tim Ward QC and Robert Palmer acted on a challenge to pesticides regulation under a regulatory framework derived from EU law.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Telecoms (regulatory) – Leading silks

Tim Ward QC - Monckton ChambersHe is a persuasive advocate and connects easily and effectively with clients.

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