Lord Chief Justice Applies Article 8 ECHR Rights to Business Transactions

06 Mar 2008 | by Monckton Chambers

5 March 2008 – Lord Chief Justice rules that Article 8 ECHR rights to private life and correspondence must be respected in mutual assistance proceedings concerning business transactions On 4 & 5 March 2008, the Divisional Court (Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers LCJ presiding) heard the judicial review in Hafner and anor v. City of […]

New Appointments to the Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown

25 Feb 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Daniel Beard, who has been elevated to the Attorney General’s A Panel. Similarly, we are also very pleased to announce that Rob Williams and Ben Lask have been successful in their application to the C Panel. This takes our total up to an impressive 19 panellists […]

Kurdish Groups in CFI Bid to Annul EU Decision to Proscribe

31 Jan 2008 | by Monckton Chambers

Two Kurdish groups, the PKK and Kongra-Gel will today attempt to persuade the CFI in Luxembourg to annul decisions by the EU Council (made in 2002 and 2004 respectively) to place them on a list of terrorist organisations. The case (T-229/02) follows the PKK’s successful 2007 appeal to the ECJ to allow its case (brought […]

Monckton Chambers Highlighted in The Lawyer’s Annual ‘Top Trials’ Feature

14 Jan 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

A key telecommunications case featuring seven Monckton barristers has been picked out as one of The Lawyer’s ‘Top Ten Trials’ for 2008. The case of Orange & Ors v OFCOM & BT, also referred to as ‘Calls to Mobiles’, is addressing the issue of call charges for mobile phones. The article says, “Calls To Mobiles […]

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 www.legalweek.com 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 […]

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