Majority of Supreme Court holds that benefit cap does not contravene Article 14 ECHR

16 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The Supreme Court has today handed down its long-awaited decision in the “benefit cap” appeals. In a lengthy judgment, comprising separate judgments from five of the seven members of the panel that heard the appeals, the Court has dismissed the appeals by a majority of 5:2 (Lady Hale PSC and Lord Kerr JSC dissenting). The […]

George Peretz QC gives evidence to Commons Brexit Select Committee

15 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

George Peretz QC gave evidence this morning to the House of Commons Select Committee on Exiting the EU. The topic was the UK’s level playing field commitments after Brexit. George answered various questions on State aid and other legal issues. A video link and transcript will be available on the Committee’s website (here).

Professor Panos Koutrakos gives the 2019 ICLQ lecture on Judicial Review in Common Foreign and Security Policy

14 May 2019 | by Professor Panos Koutrakos

Professor Panos Koutrakos gave the prestigious annual ICLQ (International and Comparative Law Quarterly) Lecture on 13 May 2019 at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. The topic of his lecture was ‘Judicial Review in the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy’. The lecture was based on the article he published in […]

The Lawyer Awards 2019 – Philip Moser QC shortlisted for Barrister of the Year and Monckton for Specialist Chambers of the Year

07 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Monckton is on the shortlist in two categories for this year’s The Lawyer Awards. Philip Moser QC has been nominated as “Barrister of the Year” and Monckton Chambers is in the running for the new category “Specialist Chambers of the Year”. Celebrating its 25th year, The Lawyer Awards commend excellence in the profession across private practice, the […]

Melanie Hall QC recognised as one of Accountancy Age’s “Women in Finance”

03 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Accountancy Age celebrates excellence in accountancy with the publication of rankings, which pinpoint professional development and exceptional achievement in practice and industry across the UK. One such ranking is “Women in Finance” which was launched in 2018 to turn the spotlight on influential women across various sectors, including government, business, finance and accountancy, who are […]

Heathrow third runway scheme survives competition law challenge

01 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The High Court has today handed down judgment in R (Heathrow Hub Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport [2019] EWHC 1069 (Admin). Heathrow Hub Ltd had challenged the Government’s decision to adopt a National Policy Statement favouring the expansion of Heathrow by way of a new runway to the north-west of the existing ones, […]

High Court rules on binding findings in Servier

17 Apr 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The High Court has today handed down judgment in Secretary of State for Health and others v Servier Laboratories Limited [2019] EWHC 1004 (Ch). The High Court rejected Servier’s arguments that findings of fact made by the General Court in its judgment in Servier v Commission Case T-691/14 handed down on 12 December 2018 would […]

Paul Harris QC leads for claimants in Merricks v Mastercard: Collective proceedings in competition law revitalised by Court of Appeal

17 Apr 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

On 16 April 2019, the Court of Appeal allowed Mr Merrick’s appeal from the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s (“CAT”) refusal to grant a collective proceedings order (“CPO”). The CAT’s order is, accordingly, set aside and the application for certification is remitted to the CAT for a re-hearing. Paul Harris QC leads on behalf of the claimants […]

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