In this chapter we highlight 23 silks and 14 juniors for their outstanding skill and experience across public procurement matters, contractual disputes and state aid issues.
Most Highly Regarded
Monckton Chambers receives four listings this year.
Michael Bowsher QC is considered the “Grandfather of procurement law” by peers who laud his “strategic view of complex matters” as well as his “deep knowledge of the field”.
The “excellent” Philip Moser QC is distinguished by his “lovely, smooth advocacy style” and is highly sought after for his expansive knowledge of domestic and EU trade law.
Valentina Sloane QC is a “very strong advocate” who draws high praise for her expertise in transport-related procurement disputes.
Rob Williams QC is highly esteemed for his in-depth understanding of complex procurement matters including damages claims and regulatory issues.
11KBW sees three silks recognised in this chapter.
Nigel Giffin QC is a standout silk who draws commendation for his impressive knowledge of EU procurement law.
Jason Coppel QC is noted by peers as a “pleasure to work with” and a first-class silk who “fights hard for his clients and is extremely clever”.
James Goudie QC is a longstanding figure who is endorsed by market sources for his encyclopaedic understanding of domestic and EU public procurement law as well as state aid matters.
Sarah Hannaford QC at Keating Chambers is “among the very best advocates in the field” according to peers who note her “excellent client management skills” and “realistic and robust approach”.
Fionnuala McCredie QC receives widespread praise for her meticulous approach in large-scale procurement challenges.
John Howell QC from Blackstone Chambers is celebrated for his wealth of experience representing big-name clients in complex procurement disputes.
Charles Béar QC with Fountain Court Chambers is a “very smooth and persuasive advocate” who excels in judicial reviews and contractual matters.
Fiona Scolding QC of Landmark Chambers earns acclaim for her adept handling of public law matters including high-value procurement challenges.
In Northern Ireland, Michael Humphreys QC maintains an impressive practice, earning him a reputation as an exceptional silk with deep experience across the spectrum of public procurement disputes.
Aidan O’Neill QC at Ampersand Stable is highlighted for his broad expertise spanning labour issues, human rights law and government contracts.
Monckton Chambers earns an impressive eight listings this year.
Fiona Banks is an “absolute star” who is “particularly good at getting up to speed very quickly in document-heavy cases” and applying “in-depth knowledge of complicated case law” to her “swift and accurate legal advice”.
Ewan West is lauded for his profound knowledge of regulatory law and is highly sought after by claimants and defendants in high-profile procurement disputes.
Anneliese Blackwood is a “very intelligent and hardworking junior” who regularly provides an array of clients with top-tier advice regarding government contracts.
Alan Bates is revered for his deep expertise in EU and domestic procurement law as well as complex telecoms regulations and state aid issues.
Ligia Osepciu receives plaudits for her “excellent work rate and clarity of analysis” and is regularly engaged in complex PPP and PFI disputes.
Ben Rayment is highly commended for his profound understanding of utilities regulations and EU procurement law.
11KBW’s Patrick Halliday is a “very clever and extremely hardworking advocate” who “consistently produces high quality work” for his clients in complex procurement disputes.
The “superb” Joseph Barrett is a leading junior whose first-rate practice encompasses state aid matters and complex EU procurement litigation.
Calum Lamont with Keating Chambers is hailed a go-to barrister for public procurement challenges and construction disputes.