Anneli HowardBarrister at Monckton Chambers, UK
Anneli Howard is top-ranked as a leading junior 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. She is a member of the AG A panel 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, ECHR, international and domestic law across a range of sectors, including telecoms, pharmaceuticals, health and social care, aviation, rail transport, energy, utilities and other regulated industries. She has a busy practice specialising in competition and consumer enforcement and damages litigation, including group and class actions. She is also a recognised Thought Leader on Brexit and International Trade issues. In 2012 she was appointed as Standing Counsel for the Civil Aviation Authority, advising on competition law and economic regulation. She performs a similar “policy-proofing” role for other Government Departments as a member of the Attorney General’s A Panel for Public/Administrative Law and its Public International Law Panel. She acts in high profile judicial review proceedings in commercial regulatory sectors.
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 Openreach, Inmarsat, HTC, CAA, CMA, FCA, Bank of England, Treasury, Ofgem, ORR, DFT, BEIS, DEXEU, Cabinet Office, DCMS, DHSC, MHRA, Hausfeld, Mishcon, Macfarlanes, Jones Day, Hogan Lovells, Linklaters and Freshfields.