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Monckton Chambers

Community Care

2 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Monckton Chambers is highly regarded for its representation of charities, public authorities, private companies and individual claimants in a wide range of social care cases. Members are sought after for their expertise in judicial review challenges arising from cuts to community services and potentially discriminatory policies, and have experience appearing before the higher courts such as the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Client service:

"The chambers is very professional and well organised, and the clerks are very efficient." "The clerks are very practical and accommodating." "The whole team is responsive and helpful." The senior clerk is David Hockney.

Strengths:

Azeem Suterwalla
Specialist in public and human rights law. He is an expert in work that relates to vulnerable and disabled children and adults, and is very experienced in immigration matters. He has also been involved in a number of cases challenging budget-related cuts to public services.
"He fights his clients' cases really hard but is also very open to discussions and negotiations. He's very fair-minded and his advocacy is excellent." "A particularly skilled and knowledgeable public law barrister. He is able to focus on the pertinent issues and advise on the risks and difficulties each case brings, but is always willing to fight for his clients."
Recent work: Acted for a 24-year-old woman with a diagnosis of severe learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder and severe ADHD/hyperkinetic disorder in a dispute with a local authority concerning her appropriate placement.

Strengths:

Ian Wise QC
Praised for his work representing claimants, and experienced across an array of issues. His community care work is complemented by strength in local government, human rights and administrative and public law generally. He has regularly appeared in community care cases in the higher courts, including the Supreme Court.
"He has the ability to handle the unexpected." "He is particularly tenacious and runs cases very well." "Excellent - his judgement is second to none."
Recent work: Appeared in the Supreme Court in a challenge to the lawfulness of the cap on state benefits by the reduction of housing benefit.

Community Care Department

Monckton Chambers

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Department location

1 & 2 Raymond Buildings

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5NR

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Community Care


Ian Wise QC
Band 1

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London (Bar)

Community Care


Azeem Suterwalla
Band 2