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Chambers of Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC

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Philip Moser QC

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


Philip is regularly instructed in EU law cases, often involving novel or untested points of law. Specialist practices in public procurement, commercial agents’ cases, EU sanctions cases and MTIC fraud have each developed out of his involvement with EU law. He also has particular expertise in Conflict of Laws. Commercial work, often with cross-border elements, complements his specialist areas. Clients include: companies, NGOs and individuals in the UK and abroad (particularly the US, Germany and Austria), as well as HM Revenue & Customs. Called to the Bar in 1992 (Inner Temple), Philip has extensive forensic experience, having appeared as both junior and lead counsel in the High Court; the Court of Appeal; the House of Lords and the ECJ, as well as acting in national and international arbitrations. A former supervisor in EC Law at Robinson College, Cambridge, Philip occasionally lectures on EU Law and is the editor of The European Advocate. He is bilingual English/German and an accredited mediator. Philip has been elected a Bencher of the Inner Temple following the Trinity Elections in July 2012. Philip is also a Fellow of the European Law Institute, 2012. Before taking Silk, Philip was a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.


Called 1992. Mediator 2004. Professional background: research associate, Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), University of Cambridge 1996-1998; supervisor in EC Law, Robinson College, Cambridge 1995-97; Editorial Board, European Law Reports 1999-editor, The European Advocate 2000-; Bar Council Representative to the Federation of European Bars 2001-2007; accredited as mediator (College of Law); elected UK council member for the International Criminal Bar 2003-2007; chairman, ICB Election & Constitution Committees, 2003-2007.


German (bilingual); French (working knowledge).


European Law Institute, 2012; Bar European Group; Europaische Anwaltsvereinigung (DACH); Association of German-Speaking Lawyers; UKAEL; European Circuit; SouthEastern Circuit; PNBA.


Robinson College, Cambridge; Vienna University; MA(Cantab ); Inns of court school of law; Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship.

London Bar


Within: Competition – Leading silks

Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersCollaborative approach; he identifies the key issues early and works out how best to deal with them.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading silks

Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersExcellent manner with clients, a very sharp mind and always makes himself available to support as necessary.

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Public procurement

Within: Public procurement – Leading silks

Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersAn excellent tactician, he is a leading practitioners when it comes to procurement disputes.

Within: Public procurement

Monckton Chambersis undoubtedly one of the strongest chambers for procurement and public law’. Across an impressive range of sectors, especially transport and energy, its members provide advisory, tender process and disputes expertise, including mediation. Michael Bowsher QC acted for Bechtel Management Company on the case of the proposed £6.1bn decommissioning of the Magnox reactors where Bechtel, among other bidders, brought a claim over how the contract was handled. Philip Moser QC acted successfully for MLS (Overseas) against the Secretary of State for Defence in a claim under the defence procurement regulations.

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Tax: corporate and VAT

Within: Tax: VAT – Leading silks

Philip Moser QC - Monckton ChambersHe has an excellent manner with clients, a very sharp mind.

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