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 […]

Three Monckton members appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Panel

17 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Eric Metcalfe, Steve Broach and Michael Armitage have all been appointed to the panel of counsel which is the EHRC’s list of preferred providers of external legal services, including representation and advice. These legal services support the EHRC’s equality and human rights work, including strategic litigation in domestic and European courts. Having been a member […]

Daniel Beard QC successfully represents the Competition Commission of Hong Kong in first cartel case under new law

17 May 2019 | by Monckton Chambers

Competition Commission v W Hing and others CTEA 2/2017; [2019] HKCT3 The Hong Kong Competition Tribunal ruled today on the first cartel case brought under the new HK competition law. The Competition Commission of Hong Kong brought a prosecution against 10 contractors on a major public housing project. The contractors were found to have engaged […]

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 […]

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