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Administrative & public

Administrative and public law is one of Monckton’s core specialisms, and is an area in which we have long had a strong reputation for both wide-ranging and in-depth expertise. Regardless of the complexity of a particular public law dispute, Monckton Chambers has an array of market leading practitioners at all levels of seniority able to assist. Our members’ rare blend of experience means we are equally sought after in connection with judicial review claims in the commercial regulatory sphere as in respect of high–profile public interest and civil liberties challenges.

‘Administrative and public law’ is a broad practice area, within which our specific areas of expertise include:

Legal issues arising in the context of public law disputes are often cross-cutting, involving diverse other areas of law. Our public law expertise overlaps with practice areas including:

Our practitioners undertake work on behalf of both claimants and defendants, offering the exceptional quality of service our clients have come to expect. Members act for individuals, families, NGOs and charities, companies, regulators and local authorities to ensure their rights are upheld and their interests protected. A large number of our members are appointed to the Attorney General’s ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘PIL’ Panel of Counsel, from which they represent clients including Secretaries of State and central government agencies in challenges to their decisions (click here to see panel members).

We offer broad experience in judicial review challenges before not only the Administrative Court but also other specialist courts and tribunals such as the Competition Appeal Tribunal and the Information Tribunal. Our members appear in domestic and international courts, at every level of the court and tribunal system.

Monckton is committed to publicly funded work as well as that which is privately paid, and many members work pro bono on public interest litigation. We are regularly instructed in urgent matters including claims requiring applications for interim relief.


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Administrative & public barristers

Tim Ward QC
Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
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
Tim Ward QC
Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
Jon Turner QC
Call: 1988  | Silk: 2006
Ian Wise QC
Call: 1992  | Silk: 2010
Paul Harris QC
Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
Daniel Beard QC
Call: 1996  | Silk: 2011
Kassie Smith QC
Call: 1995  | Silk: 2013
Ian Rogers QC
Call: 1995  | Silk: 2014
George Peretz QC
Call: 1990  | Silk: 2015
Meredith Pickford QC
Call: 1999  | Silk: 2015
Gerry Facenna QC
Call: 2001  | Silk: 2016
Josh Holmes QC
Call: 1997  | Silk: 2017
Robert Palmer QC
Call: 1998  | Silk: 2019
Ronit Kreisberger QC
Call: 1999  | Silk: 2019
Valentina Sloane QC
Call: 2000  | Silk: 2019
Anneli Howard QC
Call: 2002  | Silk: 2021
Andrew Macnab
Call: 1986
Ben Rayment
Call: 1996
Eric Metcalfe
Call: 1999
Piers Gardner
Call: 2000
Julian Gregory
Call: 2000
Alan Bates
Call: 2003
Ben Lask
Call: 2003
Brendan McGurk
Call: 2004
Philip Woolfe
Call: 2004
Drew Holiner
Call: 2005
Ewan West
Call: 2006
Fiona Banks
Call: 2006
Ligia Osepciu
Call: 2008
Conor McCarthy
Call: 2010
Stefan Kuppen
Call: 2013
David Gregory
Call: 2014
James Bourke
Call: 2014
Jack Williams
Call: 2015
Imogen Proud
Call: 2015
Ciar McAndrew
Call: 2016
Harry Gillow
Call: 2017
Will Perry
Call: 2018
Alfred Artley
Call: 2018
Jeremy McBride
Call: 2004