The Legal 500 UK Bar Guide 2024

04 Oct 2023

Today the Legal 500 UK Bar guide 2024 was launched and, Monckton Chambers secured a record number of rankings totaling 144. This includes 61 individual barristers from Monckton listed across 23 practice areas, 13 new entries into the tables this year, 23 improved rankings and 6 members mentioned in the ‘rising star’ categories. Congratulations to all members listed.

Monckton Chambers has been recommended, as a Top-Tier set in the following five practice areas:

  • Competition: ‘Well established as a first-rate competition law set’ ‘Monckton Chambers has very strong strength and depth in competition law, which makes it the go to chambers for many.’
  • EU law: ‘a leading set for EU law, with extensive expertise in both the silk and junior ranks. Members are well known for appearing before prominent EU institutions in complex cases.’
  • Telecoms regulation: ‘leading chambers for telecommunications law and regulation.’
  • Public procurement: ‘home to a team of ‘highly talented practitioners’ in the public procurement arena.’ ‘‘Monckton is first rate – the “go to” chambers for public procurement.’
  • Tax: VAT and excise: ‘leading set for VAT’ and other indirect tax matters, and the set’s expertise in EU and public law enables its members to handle a wide range of complex cases for both taxpayers and HMRC.’

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

  • Administrative law and human rights: ‘‘strong public law counsel‘, and the team is well known for its solid track record in handling high-profile civil liberties and public interest challenges and judicial reviews, both in the commercial and regulatory arenas.’
  • Data protection: ‘definitely A-list.’
  • Sport: ‘particular strengths in matters at the intersection of sport law with EU competition law, freedom of movement and cross-border trading.’

Members were also recognised as ‘Leading Individuals’ in:

• Aviation
• Court of Protection and community care
• Commercial Litigation
• Consumer
• Company
• Education
• Energy
• Fraud: civil
• Group Litigation
• Immigration (including business immigration)
• International arbitration: counsel
• Insolvency
• Local government (including rating law)
• Professional Negligence
• Social housing

Congratulations also to our clerking team for receiving excellent feedback from clients as part of the research process. The team are praised for being:

  • ‘Very professional and very responsive.’
  •  ‘All the clerks in my experience offer a stellar service. They are very responsive and I can rely on them for a swift response.’
  • ‘Great clerking and a strong service ethos which permeates the whole offering right to the front desk, which is a credit to them.’
  • ‘Super! We enjoy working with them, they are very organised and have got the art of customer service down to a T!’
  • The clerks room is fantastic. They are extremely accommodating and commercial and there is a real feeling that they are going the extra mile.’

We would like to thank our clients and colleagues as ever for their kind feedback as part of this process. You can view the full list of  Monckton Chambers’ rankings here.