Monckton Chambers is at the forefront of the law, as evolved, relating to the Aviation sector and its related industries.
In late 2012 the Civil Aviation Authority held an open competition for the role of its standing counsel. This role created for the first time in light of the CAA’s new sectoral powers to enforce competition law jointly with the Office of Fair Trading. Anneli Howard of Monckton Chambers was successful in being appointed to this role. Subsequently, in 2018, Fiona Banks appointed standing counsel for procurement at the CAA.
Members continue to advise in relation to the Civil Aviation Act which came into force in 2014. Members have also been retained for litigation relating to market power assessments and licensing arrangements for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports. In addition to the airports Monckton has a strong client base consisting further of airlines, regulators, central government concerned with aviation emissions and environmental groups. Significant cases include the ongoing Air Cargo cartel damages claims which has involved a number of Monckton barristers representing the plethora of airlines involved