Monckton Chambers has a leading-edge practice in telecommunications and electronic communications generally.  Our barristers regularly appear in the leading telecommunications cases for mobile and fixed line telecommunications companies, broadcasters, content providers and Office of Communications (Ofcom).

In addition to extensive experience of advising on legal issues specific to the communications industry, members of Monckton Chambers are able to draw on their expertise in related areas such as competition law, EU law, and other public and regulatory law.

We are accordingly able to advise on and act in all telecommunications matters, from appeals under the Communications Act, through damages actions and applications for injunctions in the High Court, to judicial review challenges of regulatory decisions and EU legislation in the domestic and Community Courts.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  • Mobile networks
  • Broadcasting/telecommunications convergence
  • Bundling of TV/telecoms services
  • Business direct exchange lines services
  • Communications Act
  • Competition Act (including margin squeeze, predatory pricing, price discrimination and anti-competitive agreements)
  • Consumer issues in telecommunications services
  • Contractual issues in telecommunications services
  • EU Communications Directives
  • GSM gateways
  • Internet services
  • Landing of cables
  • Licensing of intellectual property, standards setting and FRAND
  • Local loop unbundling
  • Open access agreements
  • Personal number services
  • Premium rate services
  • Radio base station backhaul circuits
  • Siting of masts
  • Termination charges to fixed and mobile networks
  • VoIP (voice over internet protocol)
  • Wireless Telegraphy Acts


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    Telecommunications barristers

    Tim Ward KC
    Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
    Lord Bellamy KC
    Call: 1968  | Silk: 1986
    Christopher Vajda KC
    Call: 1979  | Silk: 1997
    Melanie Hall KC
    Call: 1982  | Silk: 2002
    Michael Bowsher KC
    Call: 1985  | Silk: 2006
    Jon Turner KC
    Call: 1988  | Silk: 2006
    Paul Harris KC
    Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
    Daniel Beard KC
    Call: 1996  | Silk: 2011
    Kassie Smith KC
    Call: 1995  | Silk: 2013
    George Peretz KC
    Call: 1990  | Silk: 2015
    Meredith Pickford KC
    Call: 1999  | Silk: 2015
    Gerry Facenna KC
    Call: 2001  | Silk: 2016
    Josh Holmes KC
    Call: 1997  | Silk: 2017
    Robert Palmer KC
    Call: 1998  | Silk: 2019
    Ronit Kreisberger KC
    Call: 1999  | Silk: 2019
    Rob Williams KC
    Call: 2000  | Silk: 2020
    Anneli Howard KC
    Call: 2002  | Silk: 2021
    Ben Lask KC
    Call: 2003  | Silk: 2023
    Philip Woolfe KC
    Call: 2004  | Silk: 2024
    Ewan West KC
    Call: 2006  | Silk: 2024
    Gregory Pipe
    Call: 1995
    Ben Rayment
    Call: 1996
    Julian Gregory
    Call: 2000
    Alan Bates
    Call: 2003
    Fiona Banks
    Call: 2006
    Ligia Osepciu
    Call: 2008
    Stefan Kuppen
    Call: 2013
    David Gregory
    Call: 2014
    Jack Williams
    Call: 2015
    Imogen Proud
    Call: 2015
    Will Perry
    Call: 2018