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The High Court has granted permission for a judicial review of Walsall Council’s cemeteries policy, deeming it a matter of public interest. The Claimant’s late father is buried in the lawn area of Streetly Cemetery, which is reserved for Muslim burials. The Council’s policy prohibits edging around graves in that area. The Claimant argues that […]
Chambers Global 2018 has just been published. Covering 190 countries worldwide and also includes region-wide and global-wide sections, the Guide recognising the world’s best lawyers. Monckton Chambers is one of four sets to be recognised for COMPETITION LAW (THE BAR) — UK and one of only two in the leading band. Individual Monckton members ranked for […]
Monckton’s Daniel Beard QC is flying the flag for the English Bar at the forthcoming GCR Awards. The only barrister to be nominated, Daniel is one of eight lawyers shortlisted for “Litigator of the Year” award. The category is described as “a competition litigator whose superior technical skill, practical judgment and excellence in serving clients in […]
The Upper Tribunal has allowed an appeal in Fortyseven Park Street Limited v HMRC concerning the purchase of fractional interests in a luxurious property in Mayfair comprising 49 self-contained apartments. The Tribunal endorsed the First tier Tribunal’s finding that the interests fell within the land exemption. However, it overturned the Tribunal’s finding that exemption from […]
The TCC has refused an application by Lancashire County Council to lift the suspension of a procurement relating to Children’s Services in Lancashire. The procurement is challenged by two local NHS Trusts – Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – who are the incumbent providers of the services. The […]
The Lawyer has published the Top 20 Cases due to be heard in 2018, which this year has “public interest cases take centre stage” and is described as “a plethora of headline-grabbers.” Four members of Monckton Chambers are highlighted in this year’s list relating to two cases: Peugeot SA & Ors v NSK Ltd & […]
The House of Lords EU Committee today published its report into competition and State aid law after Brexit. George Peretz QC provided written and oral evidence to the Committee on State aid issues, and is quoted a number of times in its report.
On 22 January 2018, the Supreme Court granted permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s judgment in SAE Education Ltd v HMRC  EWCA Civ 1116. Melanie Hall QC and Elizabeth Kelsey represent the Appellant and will argue that its supplies of university education are exempt from VAT because it is a college of […]
This briefing reflects, with an introduction and some updating, George Peretz’s comments at the UK Trade Forum/Steptoe & Johnson seminar on 15 January 2018 on trade remedies in the United Kingdom after Brexit. Introduction Outline of the trade remedies regime set out in the Bills Constitution of the TRA Economic interest and public interest Appeals WTO and […]