Monckton members act in another successful challenge to local authority cuts

28 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down today, the Administrative Court has ruled that Worcestershire County Council acted unlawfully in failing to carry out proper transitional planning in relation to families affected by its decision to cut a much-valued home-visiting service known as ‘Portage’ for children with special educational needs and disabilities. The Claimants raised a variety […]

Book launch: Judicial Independence – Memoirs of a European Judge by Carl Baudenbacher

26 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

On 5th March the City Law School is hosting the book launch for Professor Baudenbacher’s latest book, entitled Judicial Independence – Memoirs of a European Judge (Springer, 2019). This book is about law, but it is not a law book. It is aimed at all interested contemporaries, lawyers and non-lawyers alike. Richly seasoned with personal memories and […]

Chambers Global 2019 – Recognition in Dispute Resolution (Russia) and Competition Law (UK)

25 Feb 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Chambers Global 2019 has just been published. Covering 190 countries worldwide and also includes region-wide and global-wide sections, the Guide recognising the world’s best lawyers. Drew Holiner is ranked for DISPUTE RESOLUTION (foreign expertise) — RUSSIA, just one of seven UK lawyers recognised for this area of expertise. The Guide reports that ‘sources appreciate his […]

FCA issues its first decision under competition law

25 Feb 2019 | by Daiva Eitkeviciene

On 21 February 2019, the FCA issued a decision which finds that 3 asset management firms breached competition law. This is the FCA’s first formal decision under its competition enforcement powers. The infringements found by the FCA consisted of the sharing of strategic information, on a bilateral basis, between competing asset management firms during one […]

Court of Appeal upholds Galvanised Steel Tanks Information Exchange

15 Feb 2019 | by Rob Williams

In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal has dismissed Balmoral Tanks’ appeal against the judgment of the Competition Appeal Tribunal upholding the CMA’s Information Exchange Infringement decision. The infringement occurred at a single meeting in July 2012. At that meeting, Balmoral rejected an invitation to join a cartel involving customer allocation, price […]

Aggregates Levy State Aid Appeals Withdrawn after hearing but before judgment

12 Feb 2019 | by Claire Alderman

A Complex dispute concerning the Aggregates Levy has now been concluded after over 14 years of litigation in the European and domestic courts. Three separate but linked appeals to the General Court have been withdrawn after hearings in Luxemburg  but before Judgments were handed down. The Aggregates Levy was introduced by the UK Government in […]

Court of Appeal rules on temporal scope of EU competition law

29 Jan 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down today in the air cargo cartel damages litigation, the Court of Appeal (Master of the Rolls; Flaux and Bean LJJ) has held that the national court did not have jurisdiction to award damages for a contravention of what is now Article 101 TFEU in relation to collusion on surcharges on […]

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 […]

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