High Court dismisses challenge to BEIS’ smart meter programme

07 Oct 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Utilita Energy Limited v Secretary of State for BEIS Lewis J has dismissed an application for judicial review of three decisions dealing with the rollout of the Government’s smart metering programme. Since 2011, the Department for Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills (BEIS) has been progressing a flagship policy to ensure that every domestic home has […]

Monckton in shortlist for Chambers of the Year at The British Legal Awards 2019

01 Oct 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Legal Week has announced the shortlist for The British Legal Awards 2019 and Monckton Chambers is one of seven sets nominated for Chambers of the Year. The 29 category winners will be selected by an independent judging panel which includes senior business lawyers from major banks and corporates, as well as former private practice leaders […]

We welcome two new tenants – Alfred Artley and Will Perry

01 Oct 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers is delighted to announce that Will Perry and Alfred Artley have accepted invitations to join Chambers following successful completion of pupillage. Will is a graduate of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford with a first in History. In January 2020, he will take up a role as a judicial assistant in the High Court (Administrative […]

Legal 500 UK Bar 2020: Monckton recognised as top tier for five practice areas

27 Sep 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In the recently launched Legal 500 UK Bar 2020, 47 individual barristers from Monckton Chambers are listed across 19 practice areas with many recommended in multiple categories. Monckton Chambers has been recommended, as a TOP-TIER set in the following five practice areas: Competition EU law Telecoms (regulatory) Public procurement Tax – VAT The Set has also […]

Boundary Fares CPO stayed pending Mastercard in Supreme Court

26 Sep 2019 | by Square Eye

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has ordered a stay in the pending application for a Collective Proceedings Order in the “Boundary Fares” claims brought by Mr Justin Gutmann as the proposed representative of class of rail passengers against the operators of the South Eastern and Southwestern rail franchises.

Philip Woolfe and Stefan Kuppen acted for Achilles in successful CAT claim against Network Rail

25 Sep 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

1298/5/7/18 Achilles Information Limited v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited The Competition Appeal Tribunal has found that Network Rail had acted unlawfully in accepting only supplier assurance provided by the Rail Safety Standard Board’s RISQS scheme for the purposes of its Sentinel and On Track Plant Operating Schemes which govern physical access to its infrastructure by […]

European General Court upholds Commission’s finding that HSBC violated competition law – Commission represented by Ben Lask

25 Sep 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

HSBC vs European Commission On a day of important judgements, the EU General Court delivered another one in the first of three appeals concerning the manipulation of the “Euribor” inter-bank lending rate. Back in 2007, HSBC had colluded with a number of other banks to fix the Euribor – a benchmark rate on which the […]

Google v CNIL: Court of Justice limits territorial scope of the Right to be Forgotten

24 Sep 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Google vs Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) In a landmark judgment for freedom of expression and access to information, the Court of Justice of the European Union has today held that the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ under EU law does not require search engines to de-list search results on a global basis. […]


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