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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."

Judicial review challenge to blood donation criteria in Northern Ireland


The permanent deferral criteria for blood donation in Northern Ireland applying to men who have had male-to-male sexual relations will be challenged by way of judicial review. Leave to bring the application was given by Mr Justice Treacy, the challenge being based, principally, on purported breaches of EU law and on the alleged irrationality of the purported decision taken by the NI Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety. The judge refused leave to proceed on alleged breaches of the ECHR on the basis that the applicant was not a "victim" and of the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006.

BBC news coverage.

Margaret Gray appeared as junior counsel with the Attorney General for Northern Ireland on behalf of the Minister for and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.