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Public procurement

Members of Monckton Chambers provide suppliers, contracting authorities and utilities with a full range of services, from non-contentious advice during the tender process to representation in highly complex litigation and, where appropriate, mediation.

Monckton Chambers has 34 practitioners specialising in procurement law, dealing with hundreds of sets of procurement instructions each year. We believe our range of procurement experience and expertise surpasses that of any other chambers.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Aspects requiring detailed knowledge of EC law
  • Commercial disputes arising from performance of government contracts such as benchmarking, market testing and performance issues
  • Concessions and part B contracts
  • Health service procurement
  • Procurement by EU institutions and outside the EU
  • Project finance and PFI/PPP matters
  • Regeneration schemes
  • Social housing
  • State aid and procurement
  • Utilities procurement

Members of Monckton Chambers have appeared in procurement matters in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and in the European Court of Justice, as well as the courts of Northern Ireland. Members have also been involved in procurement matters in Scotland, where members experienced in public procurement have also been called to the Scottish Bar, and in procurement cases concerning countries outside the EU.

Professional Organisations

Members of Chambers are actively involved with the Procurement Law Association, the ICC Public Procurement Task Force, and are included in the editorial board of the Public Procurement Law Review. Members contribute articles to journals and speak frequently at conferences, including in the US and Europe. Monckton Chambers is also an active partner with Whitepaper Conferences in the production of their annual procurement conference in London, and associated Brussels conferences.

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Public procurement barristers

Philip Moser QC
Call: 1992  | Silk: 2012
Sir Christopher Bellamy QC
Call: 1968  | Silk: 1986
Christopher Vajda QC
Call: 1979  | Silk: 1997
Michael Bowsher QC
Call: 1985  | Silk: 2006
Kassie Smith QC
Call: 1995  | Silk: 2013
George Peretz QC
Call: 1990  | Silk: 2015
Josh Holmes QC
Call: 1997  | Silk: 2017
Robert Palmer QC
Call: 1998  | Silk: 2019
Valentina Sloane QC
Call: 2000  | Silk: 2019
Rob Williams QC
Call: 2000  | Silk: 2020
Anneli Howard QC
Call: 2002  | Silk: 2021
Ben Rayment
Call: 1996
Alan Bates
Call: 2003
Brendan McGurk
Call: 2004
Philip Woolfe
Call: 2004
Ewan West
Call: 2006
Fiona Banks
Call: 2006
Ligia Osepciu
Call: 2008
Stefan Kuppen
Call: 2013
James Bourke
Call: 2014
Jack Williams
Call: 2015
Harry Gillow
Call: 2017
Will Perry
Call: 2018
Alfred Artley
Call: 2018