The Legal 500, 2018

The reputation of Monckton Chambers’ barristers, ‘all of whom are of high quality and good to work with’, ‘makes it hard to look elsewhere’ when it comes EU law and competition law instructions. It is also ‘undoubtedly one of the strongest chambers for procurement and public law’. Members have ‘in-depth knowledge of human rights law as well as proceedings before European courts’. Solicitors ‘value the fact that juniors roll up their sleeves and get stuck in’, and that senior members are ‘not stuffy and able to work collaboratively and flexibly’. Under the guidance of senior clerk David Hockney, the ‘exceptional’ clerking team is ‘always on top of its brief’. Deputy senior clerk John Keegan is ‘a pleasure to deal with’. First junior Steven Duffett is ‘a real problem-solver when it comes to getting time with counsel’. Gemma Rawlinson is ‘fantastic’. And finally, more than one solicitor commented on how the set’s receptionist, Linda Antonioni, is ‘a joy’ to speak with.