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Antonia Fitzpatrick

Call: 2020

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    Education

    BA (Oxford) – First Class; MA (UCL) – Distinction; PhD (UCL); GDL (City) – Distinction; BPTC (City) – Outstanding

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    Introduction

    Antonia joined Chambers in October 2021 following the successful completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas.

    Before pupillage, Antonia worked as a paralegal for Ofsted, assisting with the preparation of investigations in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). She was also a director of the School Exclusion Project, which provides pro bono representation to the parents of children permanently excluded from state schools.

    Prior to coming to the Bar, Antonia was a Junior Research Fellow and Lecturer in History at St. John’s College, University of Oxford, where she wrote a book on medieval history.

     

    • News
    • Competition

      Cases

      Recent instructions include:

      • Sportradar v Football DataCo and Betgenius: junior counsel in a standalone claim for an injunction and damages for breach of EU and UK competition law. The case concerns exclusivity agreements for the collection and distribution of “in-play” betting data relating to football matches in the FA Premier League, Scottish Premier League, and English Football League.
      • Trucks: junior counsel for Ryder, a claimant in the Trucks damages litigation.

      During pupillage, Antonia assisted in relation to a wide range of Competition matters including:

      • Volkswagen AG v MOL (Europe Africa) Ltd & Others: follow-on damages claim arising from the Roll-on/Roll-off shipping cartel.
      • Stellantis NV (formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV) & Others v NTN Corporation & Others: follow-on damages claim arising from the automotive bearings cartel.
      • The CMA’s investigation into alleged excessive and unfair pricing with respect to hydrocortisone tablets.
        • Justin Le Patourel v BT Group PLC: application for a Collective Proceedings Order in respect of a standalone claim against BT for unfair pricing of standalone/unbundled land-line services.
      • Justin Gutmann v First MTR South Western Trains Limited: proposed collective proceedings arising out of allegations of abuse of dominance with respect to boundary fares.
      • Churchill Gowns Limited and Student Gowns v Ede & Ravenscroft Limited & Others: standalone claim arising from an alleged infringement of UK competition law in the market for the supply of academic dress.
      • Department of Health and Social Care v Warner Lambert Company LLC: inquiry as to damages in respect of undertakings given by Warner Lambert on injunctions preventing generics companies from entering the market for the supply of the drug pregabalin.
      • Secretary of State for Health v Servier Laboratories: “pay-for-delay” claims against Servier.
    • Administrative & public

      Cases

      During pupillage, Antonia assisted in relation to a range of matters including:

      • R (Richards) v The Environment Agency [2021] EWHC 2501: a landmark human rights case concerning a vulnerable five-year-old boy’s successful challenge to the Environment Agency’s regulation of a polluting landfill site.
      • R (Cheung) v Office of Intercollegiate Services (Downing College Cambridge were an Interested Party): resisting a disappointed applicant’s challenge to the Office and College’s decision not to admit him to study Land Economy.
      • Various matters on an advisory basis, including advising a non-departmental public body as to the extent of its vires, and advising a child in relation to his right to education under A2P1 of the ECHR.
    • Procurement

      During pupillage, Antonia assisted on a range of procurement matters including advising the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England in relation to medicines procurement.

      Cases

      During pupillage, Antonia assisted on a range of procurement matters including:

      • Advising the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England in relation to medicines procurement.
      • Resisting a challenge to a contract award for the supply and installation of acoustic barriers on a motorway.
    • Sport

      Cases

      During pupillage, Antonia assisted in advising on a range of Sport matters, including:

      • FA disciplinary proceedings against a football agent for alleged breach of conflict of interest provisions in the FA Regulations.
      • A potential judicial review challenge in respect of a sports governing body’s regulations.

       

    • Commercial

      Cases

      Recent instructions include:

      • Karmeinsky v Bolt Services UK Ltd: successfully resisting an application for permission to appeal in the Central London County Court against the striking out of a purported claim under s. 29 of the Equality Act 2010.
    • Information

      Cases

      During pupillage, Antonia assisted in relation to matters including:

      • A prospective claim against the Home Office under the Data Protection Act.
      • A prospective claim in judicial review against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
    • Tax

      During pupillage, Antonia assisted Melanie Hall QC on a number of complex VAT issues in a high-profile case with a household name tax payer.

    • Education, Awards and Prizes

      Education

      • BPTC, City Law School (Outstanding).
      • GDL, City Law School (Distinction).
      • PhD (Medieval History), University College London.
      • MA (Medieval Studies), University College London (Distinction, top of year).
      • BA (Hons) History, Wadham College, University of Oxford (First Class).

      Scholarships and prizes

      • Winner of the Administrative Law Bar Association Moot (2019)
      • Bedingfield Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2019)
      • Residential Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2019)
      • BPTC Scholarship, City Law School (2019)
      • Winner of the Maitland Advocacy Prize (2018)
      • David Karmel Award, Gray’s Inn (2018)
      • GDL Scholarship, City Law School (2018)
      • Various Academic prizes at undergraduate and postgraduate level including College Prize for performance in Finals (Wadham College, University of Oxford), UCL Alumni Association MA Prize (for the highest-scoring MA in the History Department) and MA and PhD scholarships from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

      Languages

      French (working knowledge).

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