Monckton Chambers is pleased to announce the appointment of Kassie Smith to Queen’s Counsel. Kassie will be formally appointed by the Lord Chancellor on 27 March.
Called to the Bar in 1995, Kassie is an experienced competition and regulatory lawyer, with particular expertise in telecoms and utility regulation. She frequently appears before the Courts and the Competition Appeal Tribunal both for private clients and regulators in damages actions, judicial review challenges and infringement appeals.
She also has exceptional expertise and experience before the European Courts and the English courts in cases raising issues of EU law (from the High Court to the Supreme Court) and has acted in over 30 cases before the CJEU. Kassie has appeared in cases concerning a variety of issues, including free movement rights, insolvency, telecoms, industrial relations and social policy. She has particular expertise in EU environmental law.
Directories describe her as “a real team player” who is repeatedly applauded for her “strong and efficient” advocacy and “very clear and well-drawn submissions” and as being “exceptionally bright, approachable and willing to go the extra mile to find a solution”.
Kassie’s appointment to Queen’s Counsel has been featured in an article in The Lawyer.
Members and staff warmly congratulate Kassie on her success.