Blackstone Chambers leads the market in EU law. Its unrivalled strength in this area is demonstrated by its members’ involvement in the landmark EU law cases of the last two decades in both the UK courts and the General Court and CJEU. Members of Blackstone Chambers specialise across the full range of EU law, from aviation and pharmaceutical cases to data protection, discrimination, free movement, tax, state aid and IP law.

Since the UK voted to leave the European Union, Blackstone Chambers has developed particular expertise at the forefront of UK-EU relations law. Its members have advised on and acted in cases which have shaped the UK’s departure from and subsequent relationship with the European Union. Amongst other cases, members of Blackstone Chambers have appeared on all sides of litigation concerned with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (e.g. Miller [2017] UKSC 5; [2018] A.C. 61; Wightman (Case C-621/18) [2019] Q.B. 199), the status of retained EU law (e.g. G v G [2021] UKSC 9; [2022] A.C. 544; TuneIn v Warner [2021] EWCA Civ 441; [2022] 2 All E.R. 35; Open Rights Group v SSHD [2021] EWCA Civ 800; [2021] 1 W.L.R. 3611; Hughes v SSWP [2021] EWCA Civ 1093; Civil Aviation Authority v Ryanair [2022] EWCA Civ 76) and accrued EU law rights (Fratila v SSWP [2021] UKSC 53; [2022] 3 All E.R. 1045; Gibfibre v Gibraltar Regulatory Authority [2021] UKPC 31; Volvo (Limitation) [2023] CAT 49).

Beyond this domestic expertise, many members of Blackstone Chambers continue to act in cases before the General Court and the CJEU, instructed by the EU institutions, governments of EU Member States, bodies such as the Open Rights Group, Privacy International and the Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland, and regulators like the European Banking Authority.

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