The Legal 500, 2015

Monckton Chambers has a team of ‘hardworking barristers who are always looking to offer solutions’. ‘You always feel that they are “in the trenches” with you, rather than treating the instruction like an academic exercise.’ Chambers has ‘the cream of the crop of the London competition Bar’, but is also very strong in procurement, regulatory and tax law. The public law practice is also going from strength to strength following a number of recent arrivals from Doughty Street Chambers. ‘A strong client service is provided by the clerks’ room’, which is ‘engaged, effective and responsive’; for some, ‘it is the best clerking team you will come across’. Senior clerk David Hockney is ‘excellent at matching barristers’ expertise and availability against requirements, and has a good understanding of the marketplace’. First junior clerk John Keegan ‘deserves particular mention for his hard work and can-do attitude’.