Legal 500 UK Bar 2017: Monckton recognised as top tier for Competition, Telecoms, Procurement and VAT

12 Oct 2017 | by Monckton Chambers

In the recently launched  The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017  44 individual barristers from Monckton Chambers are listed across18 practice areas with many recommended in multiple categories.

Monckton Chambers has been recommended as a TOP-TIER set in the following practice areas:

  • Competition
  • Telecoms (regulatory)
  • Public procurement
  • Tax – VAT

The Set has also been ranked in a further 6 areas:

  • Administrative and public law (including local government)
  • Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
  • Environment
  • European Law
  • IT and telecoms – data protection
  • Sport

Individual members were also recognised as “Leading Individuals” in:

  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Immigration (including business immigration)
  • International arbitration: counsel
  • Professional negligence
  • Public international law
  • Social housing

The annual legal directory further described the Set as follows:

Monckton Chambers has ‘breadth and depth across all levels from silks to junior barristers’. It has expertise across the public law and regulatory spectrum, but is singled out as ‘the place to go to for EU law and competition advice’, and clients praise chambers’ ability to communicate insights surrounding these ever-changing areas: for example, ‘the Brexit blog is excellent and showcases the knowledge and commercial awareness of the set’. On the support side, ‘the front of house is personal and friendly, yet professional’, and the clerks are ‘very, very attentive’. Senior clerk David Hockney is ‘first class’ and ‘always responsive’, and first junior John Keegan is ‘approachable and very easy to deal with’ – ‘nothing is too much trouble’.