Andrew Macnab, representing HMRC, successfully defends Marks & Spencer’s appeal over VAT on “Dine In for Two for £10 with Free Wine” promotion

27 Jun 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Marks & Spencer plc v HM Revenue and Customs [2019] UKUT 0182 (TCC), 27 June 2019 The Upper Tribunal has dismissed Marks & Spencer’s appeal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal [2018] UKFTT 238 (TC). Marks & Spencer’s appeal concerns the correct VAT treatment of its “Dine In for Two for £10 with Free […]

The Lawyer Awards 2019 – Monckton Chambers is first winner of Specialist Chambers of the Year

26 Jun 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Sandi Toksvig was the Master of Ceremonies at last night’s The Lawyer Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, presenting joint Head of Chambers, Philip Moser QC and Senior Clerk, David Hockney with the award for Monckton Chambers, winner of the new category, “Specialist Chambers of the Year”. Judges commended in particular Monckton’s high profile cases, […]

Ben Lask and Harry Gillow win in the Court of Appeal: Secretary of State for the Home Department v Denis Viscu [2019] EWCA Civ 1052

20 Jun 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

In a judgment handed down today, the Court of Appeal has decided that the term “imprisonment” in the Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016 includes custodial sentences passed on minors and young offenders. The result is that, in principle, such sentences break the continuity of residence that is required in order for a person to enjoy the […]

Who’s Who Legal Competition 2019: Lawyers – Monckton in most listings table; Daniel Beard QC, Jon Turner QC and George Peretz QC recognised as “Global Elite”

11 Jun 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

WWL has once again collaborated with Global Competition Review to produce the 20th edition of WWL: Competition, featuring 1,068 lawyers from over 400 firms across 55 jurisdictions who stand out as the foremost legal practitioners in the competition space. Monckton Chambers is one of only two sets to appear in the table: “Most listings in WWL: Competition 2019”. The rest […]

Jeremy McBride and the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union – intervention taken into account as requirement for anti-corruption activists in Ukraine to declare assets held unconstitutional

10 Jun 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine has declared unconstitutional the clauses of the law on preventing corruption which had obliged representatives of public anti-corruption organisations to submit their asset declarations. This ruling took into account of an amicus curiae intervention prepared by Jeremy McBride with the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, in which it had been […]

Court of Appeal holds MIB liable for accident on private land – Philip Moser QC acts for successful respondent

05 Jun 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Motor Insurers’ Bureau v Lewis [2019] EWCA Civ 909 Court of Appeal (Henderson LJ, Flaux LJ and Sir Stephen Richards); 5th June 2019 The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (“MIB”) appealed against the decision of Soole J that the EU Motor Insurance Directive (Directive 2009/103/EC) had direct effect against the MIB as an emanation of the state […]

Jeremy McBride represents Ilgar Mammadov on first request made by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights

30 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has given its ruling on the first request made by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe under the infringement procedure introduced in 2010 into the European Convention on Human Rights by Article 46 § 4. The request had concerned the Court’s judgment […]

Gerry Facenna QC and Eric Metcalfe acting for the Information Commissioner in facial recognition case

24 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Gerry Facenna QC and Eric Metcalfe are acting for the Information Commissioner in the claim brought by Ed Bridges, supported by the campaign group Liberty, challenging the use of automated facial recognition technology by South Wales police, which is the lead UK police force trialling the technology. Three UK forces have used facial recognition in […]

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