Legal 500 UK Bar 2018-9: Monckton recognised as top tier for Competition, Telecoms, Procurement and VAT

30 Oct 2018 | by Monckton Chambers

In the recently launched The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018, 44 individual barristers from Monckton Chambers are listed across18 practice areas with many recommended in multiple categories.

Monckton Chambers has been recommended, once again, 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 five areas:

  • Administrative and public law (including local government)
  • Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
  • European Law
  • Data protection
  • Sport

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

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

The annual legal directory further described the Set as follows:

“The reputation of Monckton Chambers’ barristers, ‘all of whom are of high quality and good to work with’, ‘makes it hard to look elsewhere’ when it comes EU law and competition law instructions. It is also ‘undoubtedly one of the strongest chambers for procurement and public law’. Members have ‘in-depth knowledge of human rights law as well as proceedings before European courts’. Solicitors ‘value the fact that juniors roll up their sleeves and get stuck in’, and that senior members are ‘not stuffy and able to work collaboratively and flexibly’. Under the guidance of senior clerk David Hockney, the ‘exceptional’ clerking team is ‘always on top of its brief’. Deputy senior clerk John Keegan is ‘a pleasure to deal with’. First junior Steven Duffett is ‘a real problem-solver when it comes to getting time with counsel’. Gemma Rawlinson is ‘fantastic’. And finally, more than one solicitor commented on how the set’s receptionist, Linda Antonioni, is ‘a joy’ to speak with.”

See full Monckton Chambers’ rankings here.