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Littleton Trio Ranked in Legal 500 EMEA Guide


We are delighted to announce that Mo Sethi QC, Ed Kemp and James Bickford Smith have all been ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA Guide for their cutting-edge work in Dubai.

2019 Silks 

Mohinderpal Sethi QC – “Equally charming and ferocious, he is impressive on his feet.”

Leading Juniors

Edward Kemp – “Articulate, thorough and especially good at handling technically difficult areas of law.”

James Bickford Smith – “A brilliant advocate who understands cultural variables and has the ability to stay calm in some heated negotiations.”

Market overview

Littleton Chambers, a set known for its employment expertise in London, is increasingly active in employment cases before the DIFC Courts system. Mohinderpal Sethi QC, who took silk in the 2019 round, is particularly active, while Edward Kemp, chair of the set’s Dubai group, is also of note. Jason Drakeford is the senior clerk.

Set editorial

Littleton Chambers’ Middle East presence comes in the shape of members with employment litigation practices focused on the DIFC and other free zones, frequently instructed by respected practices in Dubai. In recent work of note, 2019 Silk appointment Mohinderpal Sethi QC and James Bickford Smith represented a senior energy broker in ED&F Man Capital Markets v Hussain & RJ O’Brien MENA Capital, the first restrictive covenant injunction case in the DIFC. Edward Kemp is chair of the set’s Dubai group and his recent cases of note include Ahmed v The Embassy of the State of Qatar & Al-Ansari and Jonathan Green v SIG Trading Ltd.

A link to the guide is here:


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