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Anneli Howard QC
Barrister at Monckton Chambers, UK


A former Référendaire to the British Judge at the European Court of Justice from 2000-2003, Anneli has expert insight of the interaction between EU and domestic law. Prior to taking silk, she was a member of the Attorney General’s Panels for public administrative law and for public international and trade law from 2005-2021. She frequently acts for Government Departments in commercial/regulatory judicial review challenges. She acted for the MHRA in pharmaceutical cases including Teva v MHRA [2018] EWHC 228 and Mylan v MHRA [2018] EWHC 1051 and assisted the MHRA with developing the UK approval scheme and ongoing pharmacovigilance regime for the Covid-19 vaccines.

Her wider practice focuses on competition law, state aid, public procurement, consumer protection and regulatory challenges as well as wider Brexit/TCA cases including Miller v SSEU, Yalland v SSEU and Wightman. She is a member of the Bar Council Working Group on Brexit, the Brexit Law Committee and a regular contributor to the Monckton Brexit Blog.

Anneli is recommended by the Legal 500 and Chambers Directories as a leading practitioner in EU Law, Competition, Telecommunications, Aviation and Consumer Law/Product Liability. She is also recognised as a leading competition expert in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2017. In 2018 she was awarded the Legal 500 EU/Competition Junior of the Year.

Agenda Sessions

  • DISCUSSION Evolution of UK Medicines and Medical Devices Regulations