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This content is provided by Gerry Facenna QC
Judicial Review, Data Protection, EU, Competition.
Gerry has particular expertise in administrative law; commercial regulation (including telecoms, transport and energy markets); competition law; civil liberties; consumer rights; data protection / privacy; environmental regulation; EU law; and State aid. Regularly appears as an advocate in UK courts, specialist tribunals and EU courts. Recent cases include: McCann v Google (Youtube class action); R (Bridges) v S. Wales Police (police use of facial recognition); Hughes v PPF (pensions / discrimination / EU law); Elgizouli (data protection / international transfers); Banks Renewables v. SSBEIS (renewables subsidies / State aid); R (Heathrow Hub Ltd.) (Art 102/106 TFEU); CMA v Care UK (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts); Eldon & Leave.EU v. ICO (Direct Marketing / PECR); Google v CNIL (right to be forgotten); Liberty v. SSHD (Investigatory Powers Act); Wightman (Art 50 / Brexit); Miller (1) (Art 50 / Brexit); Stunt v Associated Newspapers (data protection / media); Tempus Energy v SSBEIS (State aid / electricity capacity market); American Express (interchange fees); Privacy International (investigatory powers / civil liberties).
Called to the Bar of England & Wales (2001, QC 2016); Scotland (2006) and Ireland (2018). Prior to QC appointment was a member of the Attorney-General’s ‘A’ Panel of counsel.
Contributing author to: Information Rights: Law and Practice (Hart, 2020); Halsbury’s Laws of England: Rights and Freedoms (LexisNexis, 2013); EU Competition Law: Procedures and Remedies (OUP, 2006) and The Law of State Aid in the European Union (OUP, 2004).