Regulatory and Disciplinary Law
Our core strengths in EU, Public and Commercial Law provide us with the ideal combination of skills for disputes involving the regulated industries: in particular, telecoms, utilities, rail, energy, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Members of Chambers appear in front of the various regulators and tribunals dealing with these matters. They are also involved in statutory appeals and judicial reviews brought before the CAT and Competition Commission, the Court of Appeal, the CFI and the ECJ - including, recently, the first appeals under the Telecommunications Act 2003 and the Energy Act 2004.
Members of Chambers are adept at considering the European and domestic legal frameworks which apply in these areas. They are also experienced in acting for and against regulators, advising in relation to ongoing market investigations and working in teams with commercial clients, economists and other relevant market experts.
Chambers also has a good deal of experience in professional disciplinary hearings for, e.g. medical practitioners and healthcare professionals, sportsmen and women and financial services employees, and in subsequent proceedings for judicial review.
Recent cases of note have included:
- OFT v Abbey National and others (bank charges) (Commercial Court)
- Yukos v FSA, London Stock Exchange v Rosneft (Administrative Court)
- Ruscillo, Truscott, Southall v GMC (Administrative Court, Court of Appeal)
- BT v Ofcom and H3G v Ofcom (challenges to Ofcom's price controls for call termination in the mobile telecommunications industry) (CAT and Competition Commission)
- E.ON v GEMA (gas offtake: Competition Commission)
- GNER v Office of Rail Regulator (rail charges) (Administrative Court)