John Swift QC has announced his intention to conclude his membership with Monckton Chambers, effective from the end of the legal year in July 2013.
John was called to the Bar in 1965 and took Silk in 1981. He became a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1992.
John joined Monckton Chambers in 1967. From 1993 – 1998, he was the first Rail Regulator (head of non-Ministerial Government department) appointed under the Railways Act 1993. He resumed full time practice as a member of Monckton Chambers in 1999, where he was Head of Chambers until July 2001. For the past 14 years he has been involved as advocate and adviser in many of the most important cases and inquiries in the field of competition law and economic regulation, both in the UK and the EU.
Since 2009 John Swift has also been a panel member of the Cooperation and Competition Panel, now integrated within Monitor, which was established by the Department of Health to administer the principles and rules for cooperation and competition for NHS funded services. John has thus been involved in two of the critical Government programmes for reconstruction of the public sector.
Paul Lasok QC, Head of Monckton Chambers said: “John has had a long and distinguished career as one of the UK’s top competition lawyers. His legacy at Monckton Chambers is a new generation of competition lawyers following in his path. We all wish him well.”