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Jon Turner QC

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


Jon Turner QC is widely recognised as one of the Bar’s foremost litigators in competition law, EU law, and telecoms and utilities regulation and has been involved in many of the leading cases in these areas in recent years. In addition he is an established and highly-regarded litigator in the fields of commercial, public and administrative, and environmental law. He is the joint first ranked leading silk in The Legal SOO’s EU and competition category and a ‘star performer’: Turner ‘combines approachability with prodigious intellect and a willingness to get stuck in’. Turner’s ‘ability both to be part of, and ultimately, to lead a team into court’ made him ‘one of the foremost QCs at the competition Bar’. ‘Jon Turner QC is ‘a blessed barrister’, according to clients. As well as being ‘extremely bright and brilliant at recalling evidence,’ he enjoys the untrammeled respect of both peers and clients’. Publications of note include: contributor to Bellamy and Child’s ‘Common Market Law of Competition’, 4th ed and supplement (chapter on Civil Remedies); contributor to supplement to Bellamy and Child’s Common Market Law of Competition, 3rd ed (Chapters on Article 86, Enforcement and Procedure, Vertical Agreements affecting Distribution and Supply); consulting editor of Bellamy & Child’s ‘European Union Law of Competition’ update to the seventh edition.


Qualified 1988, Middle Temple; member, New York Bar; contributor, ‘Common Market Law of Competition’ (3rd (supplement) and 4th edition); Standing Counsel to Office of Fair Trading 1997 – 2006; member of the Treasury ‘A’ panel to 2006; Queen’s Counsel 2006.


French and some German.


Joint Competition Law Working Party.


Haberdashers’ Aske’s School; Trinity College, Cambridge (1986 BA); Harvard Law School (1987 LLM).


Squash; family.

London Bar


Within: Competition – Leading silks

Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersA fluent advocate, always calm and has an impressive command of the details of the case.

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

Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersA very fluent advocate, always calm and has an impressive command of case details.

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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Within: Environment – Leading silks

Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersAn inspirational leader, strong across the board: as a technical lawyer, as an advocate, as an adviser, as a tactician and as a hard worker.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Telecoms (regulatory) – Leading silks

Jon Turner QC - Monckton ChambersHe is very hardworking and has been on the leading cases in the field.

Within: IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Monckton Chambers is ‘a leading chambers’ for telecoms work, ‘particularly in the competition law and regulatory sphere’. The ‘top drawer’ set is ‘accommodating’ and ‘dependable’ in handling a range of issues in communications industry cases, including appeals under the Communications Act, challenging regulatory decisions and legislation, and applications for injunctions. Led by Jon Turner QC, a team including Meredith Pickford QC acted for Samsung in Unwired Planet and Ericsson v Samsung and others.

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