Fergus Randolph QC
Barrister, Brick Court Chambers
Fergus Randolph QC has over 25 years experience litigating and advising on matters of EU and Competition Law. He has appeared in the High Court, the Competition Appeal Tribunal, the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords, the Supreme Court, the Court of First Instance (Luxembourg), the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg) and the Supreme Court of the Falkland Islands. He spent 15 years in Brussels, first with the European Commission’s legal service, as winner of the Bar Council’s first award for a Commission “stage”, and then as a member of Chambers in their annexe.
He has appeared in several leading cases including Factortame (House of Lords), White v. White (House of Lords), Lonsdale (House of Lords), Ingmar (European Court of Justice), Arkin v. Borchard (High Court and Court of Appeal), Albion v. Dwr Cymru (Competition Appeal Tribunal) and Churchill Insurance v. Wilkinson (High Court, Court of Appeal and European Court of Justice).
His practice is wide-ranging, covering all aspects of EU and Competition Law including shipping, fisheries, commercial agency, public procurement, motor vehicle insurance, EU and UK sanctions and VAT. He recently secured a mandatory injunction to lift the unlawful blockade of live animal exports at Ramsgate. He is presently instructed in multi-million pound competition damages claim on behalf of several national retailers against MasterCard and Visa, which has been named as one of the top 20 cases for 2014 by The Lawyer.
Prior to taking Silk in 2009, Fergus Randolph had been identified as one of the leading juniors in EU and Competition Law in Chambers and Partners and in The Legal 500 for the previous eight years, and is now recognised by both as a leading silk.