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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."

Two new silks for Brick Court


Brick Court Chambers is delighted to announce that David Scannell and Colin West have been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the 2019 competition. The conferring of silk status will be made at a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster on 16 March 2020.

David Scannell has extensive experience of all aspects of competition law and regulatory work, including follow-on damages actions and pharmaceutical regulatory work.  He also practises in all areas of EU law, having particular expertise in constitutional matters (including Brexit-related), EU pharmaceutical law, the REACH regulation, procurement, State aid and regulatory matters.  In commercial law, David has substantial experience of heavy ‘City’ litigation, international civil fraud, securities law, jurisdiction and IT disputes.  He was called to the Irish Bar in 2017 and will continue to enjoy full rights of audience in the Court of Justice post-Brexit.

Colin West practises in commercial law and competition law. He was instructed in a number of the landmark competition disputes in recent years including the iiyama litigation and the Apple v Qualcomm case, as well as high-profile FRAND disputes such as Conversant Wireless. His commercial practice includes High Court trials, injunction applications and substantial arbitrations, all of which he has conducted as sole counsel.  Chambers & Partners describes him as “an excellent trial advocate, who is completely unflappable”.