The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2008 lists Daniel Beard

07 Jan 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Monckton Chambers are proud to announce that Daniel Beard has been listed as one of only three junior barristers to make the The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2008. The annual supplement identifies members of the legal profession who have excelled in their chosen fields during the past year. “With European Community Law becoming a vibrant arena […]

Paul Lasok QC Writes for Legal Week

15 Nov 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

In view of his renowned practice in EC law, Legal Week asked our Head of Chambers, Paul Lasok QC, to share a few thoughts on the current hot topic of an EU referendum.  For more information on this opinion piece, published in the 15th November 2007 issue, see Please click below for more information […]

Leading Set Recommendations

09 Nov 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

Chambers UK continues to highlight us as a leading set for Competition, EU, Procurement, Tax and Telecommunications with further recommendations in Admin & Public Law, Construction, Environment and Sport. Just a few quotes are “Universally acknowledged to be ‘one of the best sets in the UK’ Monckton Chambers is firmly established as a formidable competition […]

Yukos Bankruptcy Liquidator’s Acts Invalidated in the Netherlands

02 Nov 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

On 31 October 2007 the District Court of Amsterdam gave a landmark judgment on the non-recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings.  The court refused to recognise the authority of a Russian bankruptcy liquidator appointed in respect of Yukos Oil Co to vote the shares of the Yukos’ Dutch subsidiary, Yukos Finance BV.  The court held that […]

Court of Appeal Defines Limits of Resident Rights of EU Citizens

26 Oct 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

In its Judgment of 25th October 2007 the Court of Appeal held that parents with third country national status cannot rely on EC law to claim a right of residence in the UK on the basis that they have a child who is a national of a Member State and a citizen with EU and […]

The Council of Europe Strengthens the Legal Framework for Civil Society in Europe

17 Oct 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

  In October 2007 the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a Recommendation to member states on the legal status of non-governmental organisations in Europe (CM/Rec(2007)14). This is the first international legal instrument that targets the legislator, the national authorities and the NGOs themselves.  It aims to recommend standards to shape legislation […]

Two Prestigious Awards for our Members

05 Oct 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

Sir Jeremy Lever KMCG QC received the special award for ‘Lifetime Achievement’ at the Chambers Bar Awards where the spotlight was put on his half century of practice at the Bar: “…Fittingly for a lawyer called in 1957, the Year the Treaty of Rome was signed, he has made his name in the field of […]

European Commission Fines Visa £10.2 million

03 Oct 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

On 3rd October 2007 the European Commission fined Visa for infringing Art 81 of the EC Treaty and Art 53 of the EEA Agreement. In 2000 Morgan Stanley complained to the Commission about Visa’s refusal to admit Morgan Stanley Bank (“MSB”) in the UK as a member of Visa.  Visa followed an internal rule of […]

Two New Tenants

01 Oct 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

Monckton Chambers is delighted to welcome two new tenants after the successful completion of their pupillage on 2nd October 2007.  Both Fiona Banks and Ewan West have gained valuable experience outside the Bar which supports our beliefs of being a progressive and forward thinking set which understands the commercial pressure its clients are under. Before coming […]

Book News ~ “UK Competition Procedure – The Modernised Regime”

29 Sep 2007 | by Caroline Sweeney

This book, published by Oxford University Press in March 2007, provides readers with a comprehensive reference to the procedures for the enforcement of competition law in the UK following the implementation of the EC modernisation regulation which came into effect on 1 May 2004.  It deals with topics such as leniency, enforcement, information gathering and […]


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