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Energy & utilities regulation

Members of Monckton Chambers’ act both for regulators and for the regulated in the energy & utilities industries as well as representing environmental organisations and concerned individuals. The regulated sectors of which members have experience include airports, electricity, gas, postal services, rail, telecommunications and water. Whether it is price spikes in the electricity market or consultation on new nuclear power, the development of renewables or modifying the gas network, we have been called upon to advise and act in a wide range of cases for a variety of clients.

Our expertise in EU law gives us a particular awareness of the impact and importance of EU provisions. Our public & administrative law knowledge ensures we can identify where the pitfalls lie in decision-making processes. These combined with our competition expertise and experience in the sector mean we are in a very strong position to provide advice and representation.

Members regularly act for regulated companies, the sector-specific regulators (CAA, Coal Authority, Ofcom, Ofgem, Ofwat, ORR and Postcomm) and other industry participants at administrative hearings as well as appearing in the Administrative Court, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Competition Commission, the Court of Appeal, House of Lords and European Court of Justice in cases concerning utility regulation.

Specific areas of expertise include:

  •  Administrative penalties for breaches of licence conditions and failure to meet performance standards
  • EU Regulations and Directives
  • Gas and Electricity Acts
  • Water Industry Act
  • Railways Act
  • Transport Act
  • Airports Act
  • Postal Services Act
  • Pricing regulation
  • Licence and industry code modification issues
  • Universal service obligations
  • Network access issues
  • Water supply licensing
  • Water Resale Order
  • Water mergers

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    Energy & utilities regulation barristers

    Tim Ward QC
    Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
    Sir Christopher Bellamy QC
    Call: 1968  | Silk: 1986
    Christopher Vajda QC
    Call: 1979  | Silk: 1997
    Michael Bowsher QC
    Call: 1985  | Silk: 2006
    Jon Turner QC
    Call: 1988  | Silk: 2006
    Paul Harris QC
    Call: 1994  | Silk: 2011
    Daniel Beard QC
    Call: 1996  | Silk: 2011
    Kassie Smith QC
    Call: 1995  | Silk: 2013
    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
    Rob Williams QC
    Call: 2000  | Silk: 2020
    Anneli Howard QC
    Call: 2002  | Silk: 2021
    Andrew Macnab
    Call: 1986
    Ben Rayment
    Call: 1996
    Julian Gregory
    Call: 2000
    Alan Bates
    Call: 2003
    Ben Lask
    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
    David Gregory
    Call: 2014
    Jack Williams
    Call: 2015
    Will Perry
    Call: 2018
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