Attorney General’s Panel Appointments – Conor McCarthy and Jack Williams

21 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The Members of Monckton Chambers are pleased to announce that in the recent round of appointments Conor McCarthy and Jack Williams have been appointed to the ‘C’ Panel.  Both appointments commence from 1st March for five years. The Attorney General maintains four advisory panels of junior counsel to undertake civil and EU work for all government departments. […]

NHS wins £1billion Hepatitis drug challenge

18 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

ABBVIE LIMITED -v- THE NHS COMMISSIONING BOARD (OPERATING AS NHS ENGLAND) [2019] EWHC 61 (TCC) Pharma giant AbbVie challenged the largest NHS drug procurement ever undertaken, for contracts to treat and eliminate Hepatitis C (“HCV”) worth about £1 billion over five years commencing April 2019. The procurement is a “whole market” procurement, to award market […]

Concordia warrant challenge is dismissed

16 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The High Court (Marcus Smith J) has today dismissed Concordia’s long running challenge to the warrant granted to the CMA in respect of Concordia’s premises in October 2017. The ruling concerns the first challenge to a warrant granted under the Competition Act 1998. The decision is the subject of an open judgment in which the […]

33 members of Monckton Chambers in seven of The Lawyer Top 20 cases for 2019

15 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The Lawyer magazine has published its “Top 20 cases of 2019” revealing that “last year, public interest cases took centre stage in the English courts, with this set to intensify in the run-up to Brexit. The Lawyer Top 20 Cases 2019 also highlights new battles over patents, big-ticket competition claims and intense scrutiny over the […]

Google v CNIL: Advocate General agrees global “right to be forgotten” orders pose risk to freedom of expression

11 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The Court of Justice of the European Union has published the Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-507/17 Google Inc v Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertes (CNIL). In his opinion, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar advised that de-referencing requests under the CJEU’s decision in Google Spain v Gonzales et al (the so-called ‘right to be […]

Monckton Announces Three New Silks

10 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Monckton Chambers is very pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Palmer, Ronit Kreisberger and Valentina Sloane to Queen’s Counsel. The official swearing-in ceremony will take place on Monday 11 March. The joint Heads of Monckton Chambers Tim Ward QC and Philip Moser QC commented: “We are delighted with the three appointments, which reflect the […]

Leading Human Rights specialist Ben Emmerson QC joins Monckton Chambers

08 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

We welcome Ben Emmerson QC, who joins Monckton Chambers from Matrix Chambers. Specialising in European human rights law, public international law and international criminal law, Ben Emmerson QC was the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter Terrorism and Human Rights from 2011 to 2017. He has 25 years of experience litigating before international courts and tribunals […]

Research Handbook on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy – co-edited by Panos Koutrakos

08 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

This Research Handbook examines the law, policy and practice of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), including the Common Security and Defence. It is edited by Professor Panos Koutrakos and Professor Steven Blockmans. The subject-matter of the book is of increasing relevance to practice. It gauges the interactions between CFSP and the other […]

Bellamy & Child’s European Union Law of Competition, eighth edition, published

03 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Bellamy & Child’s European Union Law of Competition, eighth edition, published Oxford University Press (OUP) has published the eighth edition of Bellamy & Child European Union Law of Competition; it is co-edited by Laura Elizabeth John of Monckton Chambers and David Bailey of Brick Court Chambers. Bellamy & Child is the leading authority on EU […]

Judgments in Servier ‘Pay for Delay’ Appeals

17 Dec 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

The General Court (‘GC’) of the European Union has confirmed the Commission’s Decision that certain patent settlement agreements may be restrictive of competition by object but has upheld in part certain aspects of the appeals against the Decision, including Servier’s appeal in relation to a finding of an abuse of a dominant position in relation […]


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