Heriot Currie QC appointed as a part time Chairman to the Competition Appeal Tribunal
9 January 2013
Axiom Advocates is delighted to announce that Heriot Currie QC has been appointed part time to the panel of chairmen of the Competition Appeal Tribunal. Appointments to the panel of chairmen are made by the Lord Chancellor pursuant to section 12 of the Enterprise Act 2002 upon the recommendation of the Judicial Appointments Commission and following an open competition. Appointments are part time.
The United Kingdom Competition Appeal Tribunal is a specialist judicial body with cross-disciplinary expertise in law, economics, business and accountancy whose function is to hear and decide cases involving competition or economic regulatory issues.
The President of the Competition Appeal Tribunal was pleased to announce that the Lord Chancellor has appointed 4 new members to the panel of chairmen of the Competition Appeal Tribunal of which Heriot Currie QC was the only Scottish appointment.
The new members are:
Heriot Currie QC (Scotland)
Peter Freeman CBE, QC (Hon)
Andrew Lenon QC
Hodge Malek QC
Heriot Currie QC remains a practising member of Axiom and practises in both Scotland and England. He commenced practice at the Scottish Bar in 1979, was Standing Junior in Scotland to the Department of Trade and Industry between 1987 and 1992 and was called to the English Bar (Gray's Inn) in 1991. In 1992 he was appointed Queen's Counsel in Scotland. In 2005, he also commenced practice at the English Bar when he became a member of Monckton Chambers. His practice has covered a wide range of commercial cases, including, competition law, intellectual property, judicial review, procurement, human rights and EU law, professional negligence, commercial fraud, building and engineering contracts, arbitrations and public inquiries.
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