Tim Ward Shortlisted for Prestigious ‘Barrister of the Year’ Award

30 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

We are delighted that Tim Ward has been shortlisted in the category of ‘Barrister of the Year’ at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2008. Representatives for the annual ceremony revealed their shortlists of successful nominees on Tuesday 30th September. This nomination is a real testament to the calibre and quality of Tim’s advocacy and litigation […]

BSkyB Loses ITV Appeal in the CAT

29 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

BSkyB has lost its appeal at the Competition Appeal Tribunal in regard to the Competition Commission’s decision to force the broadcaster to reduce its shareholding in ITV to less than 7.5%. In a report published last December, the Competition Commission concluded that Sky’s shareholding in ITV may be expected to give rise to a substantial […]

McLaren Loses Appeal to FIA in Lewis Hamilton Case

23 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The International Court of Appeal of the FIA has dismissed an appeal by Team McLaren Mercedes in which it sought to overturn a penalty imposed on Lewis Hamilton at the recent Belgian Spa Grand Prix. The appeal attracted considerable interest because, if it had succeeded, Mr. Hamilton would have gone into the forthcoming Singapore Grand […]

Dual English – Russian Qualified Barrister Joins Chambers

17 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

We are delighted to confirm that international and human rights law specialist Drew Holiner has joined Chambers as a new tenant. Drew is unique to Monckton Chambers in that he is an English-Russian qualified barrister, who had a prolific litigation practice in Russia prior to obtaining pupillage in the UK. The Lawyer published a full […]

Vodafone Wins Number Portability Appeal

16 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has allowed an appeal by Vodafone against Ofcom’s decision to change the system of number portability: Vodafone v Ofcom [2008] CAT 22. Number portability is the process which enables a subscriber to a fixed or mobile network to retain their telephone number when they change network operator. Ofcom’s decision proposed technical […]

ECJ Grand Chamber Delivers Car Parks Ruling

16 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Case C-288/07 Isle of Wight District Council and others v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs Local authorities acting as public authorities are outside the scope of VAT unless not to tax their activities “would lead to significant distortions of competition” with private sector operators. Off street car parking in the UK is provided both by […]

Success In £800 Million Construction Contract Dispute

11 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

Michael Bowsher QC successfully represented McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd this week in the High Court of Northern Ireland. The firm had been excluded from bidding for government contracts, put at £800m. For details of this story, click here. Please click below for more information on: Michael Bowsher QC

Leading Set Recommendations In The Legal 500 2008

09 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The Legal 500 2008 UK edition was published on 9 September and for the sixth year running lists Monckton Chambers as one of the leading sets at the London Bar. In addition to this accolade, we are also delighted to see that our individual recommendations have gone up by a further 12% to a total […]

Monckton Chambers Enters The Bar Top 30

01 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

The Lawyer’s UK Annual Report revealed Monckton Chambers as a new entry at number 29 this morning. We are delighted to be listed in the annual countdown, which is worked out primarily by turnover. Our growth over the last financial year was covered in The Lawyer in July and it is our dramatic 26% increase […]

Allen & Overy Competition Partner To Take Tenancy At Monckton Chambers

01 Sep 2008 | by Caroline Sweeney

We are delighted to confirm that competition and mergers specialist Alistair Lindsay will be joining Chambers as a tenant next year. Alistair, who originally started his legal career with Monckton Chambers as a pupil, has decided to rejoin our set, citing our thriving competition practice and the work-life balance opportunities moving to the Bar will […]


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