Three new tenants for Monckton Chambers – Gregory Pipe, William Buck and William Hooper

12 Jun 2018

Monckton Chambers welcomes three new members, Gregory Pipe, William Buck and William Hooper, who join from St Philips Stone Chambers along with Clerk Chris O’Brien.

Gregory Pipe (call 1995) is a heavy-weight commercial practitioner who is regularly instructed on complex high value disputes both in England & Wales and internationally. His practice covers a wide range of commercial disputes often involving company and property issues. He has a particularly wide experience in shareholder disputes and business sale disputes. In addition he has a particular interest in and ability to deal with lengthy and complex technology, software, hardware, telecoms and engineering disputes including those with a heavy scientific focus. Gregory is also instructed on high value arbitrations.

He is consistently recommended in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners:

If you want a lawyer who gets down to the minute detail on a contract case, he’s your man.Chambers & Partners, 2018

Very experienced in shareholder and business sale disputes.Legal 500, 2017

William Buck (call 2001) has a strong commercial practice covering a wide spectrum of high value disputes. As well as undertaking high value work in the Court of Appeal and the High Court of England and Wales, he has developed a substantial international practice, undertaking work in other jurisdictions, such as the Isle of Man, Spain, Germany and the USA. He has also successfully acted in a range of arbitrations and adjudications.He has been consistently recommended in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading commercial practitioner in his field:

He is good at analysing how particular pieces of a case come together and what you need to do to win.” “He is sensible and can bring humour to a case which endears him to judges.” – Chambers & Partners, 2018.

A very bright barrister with an analytical approach.” – Legal 500, 2017

William Hooper (call 2014) has a broad commercial litigation and arbitration practice. He has experience both led and unled in a wide range of commercial matters, including banking and finance, private equity, shipping and international trade, energy, civil and commercial fraud, project finance, offshore litigation, and private international law. He has acted in the High Court (Commercial Court and Chancery Division) and frequently in arbitration and recently appeared, as junior counsel, for the successful appellants in the Supreme Court, in The New Flamenco [2017] UKSC 43, the latest Supreme Court decision on mitigation of loss.

Chris O’Brien began clerking in 2006. Much of his career has been spent at a leading Chancery Commercial set. Chris’ primary focus is on Monckton Chambers Commercial practice area.

Philip Moser QC, joint Head of Chambers, comments on the positive development of three new members and an expanded clerks’ team: “We are delighted that Gregory Pipe, William Buck and William Hooper have decided that Monckton Chambers provides the right environment in which to develop further their impressive commercial litigation and arbitration practices. The fact that they bring with them an experienced Clerk, Chris O’Brien, means that they move as a fully proven team. We are delighted to welcome all four to Monckton Chambers. This new recruitment, shortly after that of former EFTA President Carl Baudenbacher as an arbitrator and door tenant, further complements Monckton’s growing commercial litigation and arbitration offering.”