High Court holds that 10 year residence requirement for social housing is unlawful

17 Jul 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down on 13 July 2018, the High Court (Supperstone J) decided that a 10 year residence requirement imposed by the London Borough of Hillingdon in its allocation policy for the provision of social housing was indirectly discriminatory, on the grounds of race, and therefore unlawful. The case was brought by three […]

The General Court confirms the fines of over €300 million that the Commission imposed on the main European and Asian producers of (extra) high voltage power cables for their participation in a worldwide cartel

12 Jul 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

By decision of 2 April 2014,1 the Commission imposed fines of over €300 million on a number of producers of (extra) high voltage underground and/or submarine power cables for participating in an anticompetitive cartel. Such cables are typically used to transmit and distribute electricity and to interconnect power grids in different countries. According to the […]

Vattenfall jurisdiction judgment

05 Jul 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The High Court rejected a jurisdiction challenge by Prysmian and NKT, defendants in a UK follow-on damages claim being brought by Vattenfall the state-owned Swedish electrical wind power company and others following the Commission’s power cable cartel decision. The judgment as handed down on 4 June 2018 is here. A case note will follow. Philip […]

MasterCard and Visa judgments on interchange fees overturned on appeal

04 Jul 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

After an unprecedented 10-day hearing, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment today in the three linked appeals on the lawfulness of interchange fees, in Sainsbury’s v MasterCard (Competition Appeal Tribunal), Asda and others v MasterCard (Commercial Court) and Sainsbury’s v Visa (Commercial Court). In the UK, interchange fees are fees charged on all card […]

Second edition of Jeremy McBride’s book “Human rights and criminal procedure – The case law of the European Court of Human Rights” published

02 Jul 2018 | by Jeremy McBride

The second edition of Jeremy McBride’s “Human rights and criminal procedure – The case law of the European Court of Human Rights” was published by the Council of Europe in June in English, with a Russian translation being also published by Development of Legal Systems in Moscow. The book is intended to assist judges, lawyers […]

Who’s Who Legal (WWL) Competition – Monckton in table for Leading Lawyers

28 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The recently published 19th edition of WWL: Competition covers a total of 1,069 lawyers, including 76 EU-based state aid experts. The lawyers selected advise and defend clients in internal, regulatory and criminal investigations as well as assisting with merger filings, civil and criminal litigation and cartel matters. Monckton Chambers’ members received 12 nominations. Monckton is one of only […]

Michael Collins SC appointed to panel of Arbitrators of newly launched International Arbitration Centre in Astana, Kazakhstan

27 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The International Arbitration Centre (IAC) in Astana began its operations on 1 January 2018 to provide an independent, economical and expeditious alternative to court litigation, operating to the highest international standards to resolve civil and commercial disputes in the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC). The IAC has its own panel of independent, highly qualified international […]

Award of Lancashire Children’s Services Contract to Virgin Care Set Aside

22 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust v Lancashire County Council [2018] EWHC 1589 (TCC) The High Court (Mr Justice Stuart Smith) has today handed down a judgment setting aside the award of a contract for public health nursing services by Lancashire County Council to Virgin Care Services Limited.  The Court has upheld a challenge made by […]

MPs’ arguments on revocability of Article 50 notice – petition refused by Court of Session in Edinburgh

21 Jun 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers’ Gerry Facenna QC and Anneli Howard provided pro bono assistance to Morag Ross QC (instructed by Bindmans and Harper Mcleod) representing Lib Dem Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP and Labour’s Chris Leslie MP in their intervention before the Court of Session in Scotland to get a preliminary reference to the CJEU on whether […]

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