Telecommunications Law

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:

  • 2G and 3G 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