Two wrongs don’t make a right: The Supreme Court’s Decision in R (Gallaher and Somerfield) v Competition and Markets Authority [2018] UKSC 25

17 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Supreme Court has considered the way in which the OFT conducted its ‘Early Resolution’ settlement negotiations with parties who were subject to its tobacco investigation.  In overturning the decision of the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court has held that a mistake made to the benefit of one party in a settlement negotiation is not […]

Anneli Howard joins former Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke QC MP to argue for the motion “The first casualty of Brexit will be City talent!” in the first of Thomson Reuters Legal Debates for 2018

15 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Anneli Howard is one of the four “heavyweights from law and politics” being brought together on Thursday 7th June, for a contentious debate on Brexit and the future of the City’s talent.  The debaters will argue the motion “The first casualty of Brexit will be City talent!”   Arguing FOR the motion: Kenneth Clarke QC […]

House of Commons International Trade Select Committee backs George Peretz QC on improvements to the proposed Trade Remedies Regime

10 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In its report published today on the Government’s proposed legislation setting up a Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) the House of Commons Select Committee has backed a number of recommendations made by George Peretz QC (who gave written and oral evidence to the Committee’s inquiry). The TRA will, along with the Secretary of State for International Trade, […]

Airline liable for carrying non-EU citizen without correct papers

02 May 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

On 24 April 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in the case of Ryanair v Home Secretary [2018] EWCA Civ 899. The appeal concerned the application of Directive 2004/38/EC, on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states, […]

Tim Ward QC appointed to the Football Association (FA) Judicial Panel

27 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Judicial Services Department of the Football Association (FA) has selected Tim Ward QC as a member of the FA Judicial Panel as a Specialist Panel Member, with immediate effect. As such, Tim Ward will be eligible to chair Regulatory Commissions and Appeal Boards for personal hearings. This is the FA’s senior panel which hears […]

Investigatory Powers Act not ‘general and indiscriminate’, says Divisional Court

27 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The Divisional Court (Singh LJ and Holgate J) has today handed down judgment in judicial review proceedings brought by Liberty, challenging the lawfulness of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016. The case was identified by the Lawyer Magazine as one of its Top 20 Cases for 2018. Today’s judgment concerns the compatibility with EU law of […]

Professor Carl Baudenbacher in The Brief – Comment on how Britain can be a leader of outsiders after Brexit

27 Apr 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

Professor Carl Baudenbacher is the author of the “Comment” in today’s legal affairs bulletin, The Brief. Published by The Times and produced by Jonathan Ames and legal affairs editor Frances Gibb, The Brief compiles the most important and influential news in the legal industry on a daily basis. Professor Baudenbacher’s “Comment” explores how, if the […]


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