Barrister, Brick Court Chambers
Margaret Gray specialises in EU, Competition and Public law. She has appeared in more than 30 cases before the Luxembourg courts, unled on more than 20 occasions. In the past year, Margaret has represented the Governments of the UK and Ireland, and appeared as counsel for the European Commission in a number of multi-million pound fine cartel appeals. She is currently acting in the UEFA/FIFA proceedings in the ECJ concerning exclusive broadcasting of the World Cup and UEFA Cup in the UK. As a former référendaire at the ECJ, Margaret has extensive experience of EU litigation.
Margaret was one of the 12 barristers featured in “The Hot 100 2012” published by The Lawyer. She regularly advises on EU law matters arising before the national courts of the UK and Ireland, appearing in the Supreme Courts of both jurisdictions in the past few months. She has built-up a unique expertise in EU regulation of utilities and services between the UK and Ireland, due to her practices at the Bars of Ireland and Northern Ireland, in particular in energy and telecommunications matters. She has acted for each of the UK devolved administrations in EU state aid and procurement matters.
Margaret enjoys exercising her EU free movement rights and is a visiting lecturer in EU law at the Universities of Milan and Liège.