The Legal 500, 2016

Noted for its ‘tremendous strength in depth’, Monckton Chambers is ‘the premier set for EU and competition disputes’ as well as a strong choice for telecoms regulatory, indirect tax and public law. ‘The barristers are all user-friendly, unstuffy, very good at rolling up their sleeves and fun to work with’, and are complemented by the ‘21st century and entrepreneurial-style clerking’, which is ‘highly professional and client-focused’; ‘they know how to match the right barrister to the right case and appear to take care to do so, rather than just looking at who has capacity at any given time.’ Senior clerk David Hockney ‘tries to accommodate clients, wherever possible’. His team includes John Keegan and Steven Duffett, who are ‘a real pleasure to deal with’, and Sam Fullilove, who has ‘exactly the qualities required in a clerk’. ‘The professionalism of the reception and switchboard is also outstanding and reflects chambers’ general approachability, which is a welcome feature of dealing with this set.’