GCR has published its Barrister Survey and has listed Monckton as an elite set in competition law. Furthermore, Jon Turner QC has been profiled as a leading silk, with Daniel Beard and Josh Holmes listed as leading juniors. GCR’s write-up also names nine other members for their achievements in competition law.
“Monckton Chambers is very highly regarded for its authority and regulatory work, its private casework also wins accolades. Jon Turner QC (profiled) is praised across the board, while Christopher Vajda QC, Paul Lasok QC and John Swift QC are all recognised as big players. Lasok represented Enron in its damages appeal against English Welsh & Scottish Railways.
Renowned silks Peter Roth QC and Kenneth Parker QC were appointed High Court judges in October 2009, while leading South African barrister David Unterhalter SC joined Monckton in the same year. He is chairman of the appellate body of the World Trade Organisation, and is representing the UK’s Office of Fair Trading in its construction cartel investigation appeals. The chambers also welcomed Alistair Lindsey, a mergers specialist who joined from Allen & Overy LLP in 2009.
The standout performer among Monckton’s host of talented juniors is Josh Holmes (profiled). Daniel Beard (profiled) and the “hardworking and creative” Meredith Pickford also attract significant plaudits; Beard has been standing counsel to the OFT since 2006, while Pickford represented Orange and T-Mobile in their telecoms joint venture Everything Everywhere. Ronit Kreisberger and Paul Harris are seen as the chambers’ rising stars.”