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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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Work 020 7405 7211
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257 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Piers Gardner

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

Position

Piers transferred to the Bar in 2000, after over 20 years’ experience as a solicitor, in the City, at the European Commission Human Rights and as Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He has developed a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights, together with other European treaty based law, and its operation in domestic, EU and international law. He has dealt in particular with cases concerning the application of the ECHR to commercial, investigatory and tax matters and the interaction of international and domestic proceedings, often in several jurisdictions at once. This unusual transnational practice has involved cases concerning 29 European countries apart from the UK (Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine) plus Australia, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, the Turcs and Caicos and extensively in the USA Key features have been the protection of confidentiality, particularly in commercial and tax matters, data protection, especially with INTERPOL, jurisdictional disputes and evidence gathering and mutual assistance.

Career

Solicitor 1979-2000; barrister 2000 – articled clerk 1977 – 79; assistant solicitor, Stephenson Harwood, London 1979-80; secretariat of the European Commission of Human Rights, Strasbourg 1981-88; director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law 1989-99; solicitor JP Gardner 1989-2000; called to the Bar 2000.

Languages

English, French and German.

Education

Bryanston School; Brasenose College, Oxford (1976 BA, 1981 MA); College of Law.


London Bar

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Piers Gardner - Monckton ChambersPays a great attention to detail and is an imaginative litigator.

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