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Littleton Members Ranked in Chambers Global 2022

18.02.22

Littleton members have excelled with rankings in the Chambers Global 2022 guide.

Charles Samek QC, Jonathan Cohen QC, Adam Solomon QC, David Lascelles and Alexander Halban are recognised for their international commercial dispute resolution work, along with a set ranking in this area.

Littleton was also recommended for employment work in the DIFC and ADGM regions, with sources commenting that members are very impressive, with great knowledge of DIFC court process and procedure.Mohinderpal Sethi QC, Edward Kemp and James Bickford Smith were individually recognised for their work in this area.

Client feedback also acknowledged “It’s a well-run, proactive set and the clerking service is excellent” and “The clerking is wonderful. They are lovely and very efficient people.

Please click here to view Littleton’s rankings in the guide, and see below for individual commentary:

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Charles Samek QC: “Really sharp-witted and punchy, he has seen it all and has the trust of clients.” “He is very good at handling the most difficult cases.
Recent work: Acted for one of Italy’s largest pension funds, the alleged victim of a multimillion-euro fraud arising out of the issue of EUR30 million loan notes by Commerzbank.
Jonathan Cohen QC: “A real fighter who has an excellent feel for trial strategy.
Recent work: Acted for the Candy brothers against fashion house Ralph & Russo, in a case concerning the recovery of a circa GBP17 million loan.
Adam Solomon QC: “A great advocate, who is punchy and charming. His paperwork is great and he’s a pleasure to work with.
Recent work: Instructed for the second defendant in Bell v Ivy Technology Ltd. The claim turned on alleged breach of contract, misrepresentation and conspiracy.
David Lascelles: “Very able, user-friendly and incredibly bright.
Recent work: Acted in GDS v NCR Corporation. The case concerned USD20 million breach of contract and commercial fraud claims arising from alleged false forecasting.
Alexander Halban: “Incredibly user-friendly, very responsive and someone with excellent attention to detail, he punches above his weight and is a pleasure to work with.” “Very pragmatic and very commercially minded.
Recent work: Acted in Sheianov v Sarner International Ltd,  the leading authority on common law liens.

Employment: DIFC & ADGM Litigation (UK-based barristers)

London-based Mohinderpal Sethi QC is well known in the UAE market for his regular engagements on DIFC employment cases. He is experienced in representing both employers and individual employees. He is exceptional. I know he has done employee-side cases in the DIFC and he is excellent.
Edward Kemp is highly active in the DIFC courts, with recent experience relating to employee whistle-blower cases, discrimination issues and breach of contract claims. He also has extensive knowledge of ADGM court systems. He is based in London. Edward is very good, I’d look to instruct him on DIFC court work.
James Bickford Smith is based in London and commands a significant track record in employment litigation before the DIFC and ADGM. He is an accomplished barrister who often appears on cases such as executive terminations and business protection disputes. James is excellent in all respects. He is very easy to work with, responsive and a good strategist.
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