Monckton Junior Shortlisted for Prestigious ‘Barrister of the Year’ Award

13 May 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

We are delighted that Tim Ward has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Barrister of the Year’ at the Lawyer Awards 2008. Representatives for the annual ceremony announced their shortlists of successful nominees on Monday 12 May. Tim is the only Junior barrister on the shortlist this year which is a real testament to the […]

Deputy High Court Judge Appointment for Peter Roth QC

13 May 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The appointment was confirmed on Monday 12 May and we congratulate Peter on such a great achievement. Head of Chambers, Paul Lasok QC, said, “Peter Roth QC’s appointment as a Deputy High Court Judge shows that his qualities as a successful practitioner mark him out as having the intellectual calibre and judgment to make a successful High Court […]

Christopher Vajda QC Speaks at AntiTrust Conference

12 May 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Christopher Vajda QC spoke at the Lawyer Conference held on 7 May 2008 on the EC White Paper on damages actions for breach of EC antitrust rules. He spoke on the subject of access to evidence and what, if any, changes the White Paper would herald for the disclosure regime in England and Wales

Permission Denied in Carbon Case

06 May 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (‘CAT’) has refused permission to bring claims for damages said to arise from the EC Commission’s decision finding an infringement of Article 81(1) EC in relation to electrical and mechanical carbon and graphite products against a number of proposed defendants, including Le Carbone Lorraine SA, while their appeals to the Court […]

The Sixth Annual VAT and EU Law Conference

30 Apr 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Our flagship VAT event took place on Tuesday 29 April at the Kingsway Hall Hotel. Once again in association with Lexis Nexis, the event brought together some of the leading practitioners in VAT to discuss updates in the principles of EU law which underpin the VAT system. Seven speakers from Monckton Chambers, along with special […]

England and Wales Cricket Board Decide ‘Not Out’ for South African Players

30 Apr 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

On Wednesday 30 April 2008, the Appeal Panel of the ECB unanimously allowed appeals by three South African cricketers against the decision of the ECB to refuse to register them as Qualified Cricketers for the English 2008 season. The ECB had refused to register them because they had played cricket for the Indian Cricket League. […]

OFT Issues Formal Apology to Morrisons

23 Apr 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The OFT announced today (23 April) that it had settled the judicial review and defamation actions brought against it by Morrisons. In September last year, the OFT issued a press release with a Statement of Objections against a number of large supermarkets and dairy processors. Morrisons was one of the supermarkets included in the Statement […]

Court of Appeal Upholds Coal Authority’s Licensing Decision as Fair

21 Apr 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The Court of Appeal gave judgment on Wednesday 16 April in an appeal brought by Abbey Mine Limited (“AML”), the disappointed applicant for a coal mining licence at the Margam site in South Wales. Margam has large reserves of high quality coal, and once it is operational, will supply virtually all the coking grade coal […]

House of Lords Hands Down Judgment in Edwards v Environment Agency

16 Apr 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

On Wednesday 16 April, the House of Lords handed down judgment in the case of Edwards v Environment Agency [2008] UKHL 22. The appeal arose out of an application by a concerned local resident to quash a permit issued on 12 August 2003 by the Environment Agency (“the Agency”) to Rugby Ltd for the operation […]

Paul Lasok QC Invited to Join Prestigious Competition Law Debate Panel

14 Apr 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

On Monday 14th April Paul Lasok QC will be taking part in a Competition Law debate at the new offices of Norton Rose. The panel will be made up of some of the most highly regarded experts in the area of competition law, including former CAT President Sir Christopher Bellamy, Michael Grenfell (Norton Rose), Stephen […]


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