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‘One of the super-sets’, Brick Court Chambers is ‘an all-round strong’ set with ‘a large selection of high-quality competition law specialists’, ‘top commercial counsel’, ‘an excellent chambers for banking litigation’, and a ‘go-to’ set for public administrative law.
The Legal 500 2020
The clerks’ room ‘sets the benchmark’ for other sets with its ‘friendly, knowledgeable, and hardworking’ clerks.
The Legal 500 2020
"An outstanding commercial set with a track record of excellence across its core areas of work."
Chambers & Partners 2018
"A set that is singled out for its "first-rate" clerking and "client service-oriented, commercial approach."

ECJ reduces level of fines requested by Commission from Ireland for environmental law infringements


In two recent judgments, the ECJ reduced, by millions of euro, the level of fines and penalty payment that the Commission sought from Ireland in relation to failures to comply with previous ECJ judgments concerning the environment, taking into account inter alia Ireland's reduced ability to pay in view of the current economic circumstances. These are the first such sanctions that have been imposed upon Ireland.

The judgment is here.

Margaret Gray appeared as junior counsel for Ireland in Case C-374/11.