Former GC to Department for Transport joins Monckton Chambers

03 Jun 2014

Monckton Chambers is delighted to announce that experienced EU practitioner Christopher Muttukumaru CB has joined Monckton as a tenant.

Monckton Chambers is the leading set in EU law, and Christopher’s extensive experience in Constitutional and Administrative Law, European Union (including State Aid) Law and Information Law will complement Monckton Chambers’ key areas of practice. Christopher’s EU work in the Better Regulation field will also bring a unique perspective.

Christopher’s illustrious career includes positions as Deputy Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Defence, Legal Director for the Department for Culture, Media & Sport and Legal Director for the Environment, Local Government and Housing at the Department for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (DETR). Christopher is also an accredited mediator.

Christopher’s legal excellence and specialist knowledge gained from 30 years within the Government Legal Service will be an invaluable addition to Monckton.

Paul Lasok QC, Head of Monckton Chambers said: “Professional and lay clients in a number of market sectors encounter difficult problems in relation to which Christopher, with his background and experience, is uniquely placed to give authoritative guidance and advice. His return to private practice after many years in the public sector fills a serious gap in the market.”

Christopher Muttukumaru said: “Monckton is rightly regarded as a top set of chambers. Their invitation to me to join is therefore a fantastic opportunity. I look forward in due course to supporting a fresh client base through a consultancy service that brings new insights to problem-solving.”

David Hockney, Senior Clerk said: “I am delighted that Christopher has accepted our offer of tenancy. Christopher’s unique skill set and very considerable experience working within the corridors of the power, will serve Monckton Chambers very well, neatly complementing our market leading practice.”