TCC Guidance Note on Public Procurement Cases: NOW IN FORCE

17 Jul 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

As of today, 17 July 2017, the new TCC Guidance Note on Procedures for Public Procurement Cases is in force. A copy of the Guidance Note is here. Speaking at the launch of the Guidance Note at the Rolls Building Mr Justice Coulson confirmed that parties would be expected to have regard to the guidance […]

UK Legislation on Sporting Services found to be in Breach of EU Law

13 Jul 2017 | by Daiva Eitkeviciene

This morning the Court of Justice delivered its Judgment in London Borough of Ealing v HMRC (Case C-633/15) in which the Court decided that the exclusion from the sporting exemption for which Note 3 to Group 10 of Schedule 9 provides is in breach of Directive 2006/112/EC. This Judgment means that those public bodies who […]

5th edition of ‘EU Merger Regulation: Substantive Issues’ published

06 Jul 2017 | by Alistair Lindsay

The 5th edition of ‘EU Merger Regulation: Substantive Issues’ by Alistair Lindsay and Alison Berridge, both of Monckton Chambers, has been published. The new edition examines recent developments in EU merger control law and practice, covering for example the Commission’s increasing use of quantitative analysis, recent cases on loss of innovation competition and new practice […]

Attorney General’s Panels Appointments – Brendan McGurk and Azeem Suterwalla

26 Jun 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

The Members of Monckton Chambers are pleased to announce that in the recent round of appointments Brendan McGurk has been elevated to the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel of Counsel to the Crown and Azeem Suterwalla has been appointed to the ‘B’ Panel.  Both appointments commence from 01 September 2017. The Attorney General maintains four advisory […]

The Times – Grenfell: the legal tasks ahead – Michael Bowsher QC comments on the procurement law aspects

22 Jun 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

Public Procurement and Construction law specialist Michael Bowsher QC contributed to today’s article in The Times, written by Jonathan Ames which envisages that procurement law specialists will also be involved in the inquiry to the tragedy: “Michael Bowsher, QC, of Monckton Chambers, acknowledges that discussion is speculative at present, but highlights several likely issues. The […]

High Court rules that government’s “benefit cap” is unlawful

22 Jun 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

In a high-profile judgment DA and others v SSWP handed down today, the High Court (Collins J) has declared that the government’s controversial “benefit cap” policy is unlawful. An earlier version of the policy was considered by the Supreme Court in SG, in which the Supreme Court narrowly (by a 3-2 majority) ruled that the […]


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