Sir Jeremy Lever KMCG QC received the special award for ‘Lifetime Achievement’ at the Chambers Bar Awards where the spotlight was put on his half century of practice at the Bar: “…Fittingly for a lawyer called in 1957, the Year the Treaty of Rome was signed, he has made his name in the field of Competition and European Law, earning the highest regard from his peers. In 2002, he was knighted for his services to competition law and the EC, one of only three barristers who have been recognised in this way whilst still in practice. After a successful career acting in many of the major cases of the day, Sir Jeremy retired in 2006. However, such as the popularity of this enthusiastic, committed, amiable and above all modest advocate, that he was persuaded to return by colleagues, two years later. Since then, he has continued to add gloss to his reputation by appearing in such matters as Courage v Crehan and Mastercardv OFT. An expert on state aid and a Fellow and Senior Dean of All Souls as well, he continues to display the energy of a man many years his junior and to represent all that is best about the Bar.”
In addition Peter Roth QC shrugged off tough competition and won as ‘Best Silk’ in the Competition/EU award. They mentioned: “Peter Roth QC has an enviable competition, EU, sports and telecommunications practice conducting an impressive range of cases on behalf of a substantial number of private clients, the OFT and other regulators. Due to his successful track record, he is a first choice for difficult competition cases such as Attheraces, Floe and adidas.”
Monckton Chambers was also nominated as ‘Set of the Year’ in the Competition/EU section.