Heriot Currie QC appointed Chairman of the Competition Appeal Tribunal

09 Jan 2013 | by Caroline Sweeney

Heriot Currie QC of Monckton Chambers has been appointed as one of four new members to the panel of chairmen of the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT).

Chairmen of the CAT are expected to oversee “large, high profile and complex cases often raising novel points of law and procedure”.

Appointments to the panel are made by the Lord Chancellor based on the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Commission and following an open competition. The CAT’s membership comprises a panel of chairmen and a panel of ordinary members.

Heriot practises in both Scotland and England. He commenced practice at the Scottish Bar in 1979, was Standing Junior in Scotland to the Department of Trade and Industry between 1987 and 1992 and was called to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1991. In 1992 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in Scotland. In 2005, he also commenced practice at the English Bar when he became a member of Monckton Chambers. His practice has covered a wide range of commercial cases, including, competition law, intellectual property, judicial review, procurement, human rights and EU law, professional negligence, commercial fraud, building and engineering contracts, arbitrations and public inquiries.

To read the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s press release, please click here.

To read the coverage of this appointment in The Lawyer, please click here.