Littleton welcomes three new members to extend its nationwide reach and sector specific advice in their employment, commercial and regulatory practices.
Nicholas Siddall is an employment specialist who joins Littleton from King’s Chambers in Manchester. Nick’s practice is based throughout the UK and takes in all facets of statutory employment law and related High Court employment litigation. Nicholas undertakes work on behalf of both employers and employees. He is regularly instructed by a number of Trade Unions including UNITE, the UDM and Nautilus.
Daniel Northall has joined from 9 St John Street Chambers in Manchester. Dan has a thriving employment and commercial practice and is instructed by many large national firms. According to Chambers Directory Dan is described as being “very user-friendly and very popular” and as an “incredibly hard-working, rising star” with an “ability beyond his years”.
John Bowers QC, joint head at Littleton commented: “Littleton’s client base extends across the UK and our reputation in the North West is further strengthened by Nicholas and Dan joining our team. Littleton’s strategy is to develop a set of the most exceptionally talented individuals with nationwide practices, wherever they are located. Welcoming practitioners of this calibre to our ranks, and who will be based in the North West, can only assist us in our goal of providing an unequalled nationwide coverage”.
In addition, Littleton welcomes Jane Walshe as an associate member. Jane specialises in financial services regulatory work. She has recently returned to independent practice following a 12 year career in financial services law and regulation in a variety of environments in the financial services industry.
Jane is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and has experience working for the regulator as well as for regulated firms. As a lawyer in the FSA’s Enforcement Division (2004-2007) she advised on various issues including changes to the Approved Persons regime, and aspects of the transposition of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive.
Andrew Clarke QC, joint head of Littleton added: “The combined expertise and ambition of Littleton means we offer an enviable environment for the very best barristers in our core areas of work. We are delighted to welcome such an exceptional individual as Jane with her rare level of sector experience and to respond to the growing demand from our clients for specialist advice in the financial services sector. Her arrival alongside Nicholas and Dan is part of our continuing commitment to ensuring our set provides a comprehensive and distinctive level of expertise and service in all our areas of practice”.