Anneli Howard QCBarrister at Monckton Chambers
Anneli Howard is top-ranked by Chambers, Legal 500 and Who’s Who in six different disciplines: Competition, EU law, Consumer law/Product Liability, Public Administrative law, Aviation and Telecommunications. In 2018 Anneli won The Legal 500 award for EU/Competition Junior of the Year and was one of the Lawyer’s “Hot 100” in 2016. From 2005 to 2021, Anneli was a member of the AG Panels for Public Administrative law and WTO/International Trade.
A former Référendaire at the European Court of Justice, she has expert insight of the interaction between EU and domestic law, including telecoms, utilities and other regulated industries. In November 2012 she was appointed as Standing Counsel to the Civil Aviation Authority to advise on their new sectoral competition law powers and EU responsibilities. Anneli has recently been appointed to the Attorney General’s A Panel for Public/ Administrative Law and to its Public International Law Panel for a tenure of 5 years.
Anneli is “a client’s dream counsel – a real class act.” She is recognised for her legal acumen: clients note her “strong intellect, “very good technical knowledge” and “methodical and alert competition assistance”. They have credited her as a “brilliantly strategic thinker” and an “accomplished courtroom performer ” who is “amazingly clear“.
More than just a lawyer, Anneli is a hands-on team player who pulls more than her weight in achieving her clients’ objectives. She is “responsive, hardworking and practical” and “listens to what you want to achieve and goes about it in an incredibly time-responsive manner”. Chambers UK has highlighted her “total dedication and real application to the case“.
Significant clients include Visa, Orange Telecom, BT, CAA, CMA, Ofgem, ORR, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, Hogan Lovells, King Wood Mallesons, Pinsent Masons, Mishcon, Macfarlanes, Osborne Clarke, Redd, Berry Smith, Bird&Bird.