Gavin Mansfield QC is Head of Littleton Chambers.
Gavin specialises in employment, partnership and related areas of commercial law. He has a particular expertise in business protection disputes and has acted in many complex team move cases.
Selwyn is a leading Employment Silk. The directories refer to his “superb advocacy” and his ability to “make highly complex arguments sound like common sense“.
David is recognised as one of the Country’s leading silks in commercial litigation and employment law. He has appeared in many leading authorities.
Paul Gilroy QC’s reputation is principally based on his employment practice. He has for some years been recognised by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and Legal Experts as a leader in this field. Paul has been recognised as a leading silk within the Employment Northern Circuit.
Shortlisted by Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation Silk of the Year 2019, Charles is a highly experienced and renowned commercial advocate and Queen’s Counsel. He is described in Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2020 as “a formidable opponent” and as being “decisive, his arguments are confidently put, and he has good, sound judgement”.
Naomi is one of the leading practitioners in the fields of employment, commercial and professional negligence law. Shortlisted by The Legal 500 UK, 2019 for Employment Silk of the Year, ‘first class advocate’ Naomi has won repeated plaudits from clients, judges and legal directories since she was called to the Bar in 1992.
Daniel specialises in all aspects of employment law. He was appointed a QC in 2016. He is cited in all the leading directories (Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, “Who’s Who Legal”) as a leading silk in employment law.
Jonathan Cohen was appointed QC in the 2016 round at just 38 years old. He is one of the preeminent barristers in his fields of practice. He is annually ranked by the Chambers & Partners directory as a leading QC in both commercial litigation and employment law and was nominated by that directory as employment junior of the year in both 2013 and 2015.
Adam specialises principally in the fields of Commercial and Employment Law. He also practises in the fields of regulatory and public law, covering areas such as education and sport. He has consistently appeared in the legal directories since 2005 in respect of all his practice areas.
Mohinderpal was appointed Silk in March 2019.
His expertise spans the full range of commercial, employment, equality and partnership disputes in the High Court, employment tribunals and on appeal. He is a Registered Practitioner with full rights of audience in the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.
Dale Martin was appointed Queen’s Counsel in March 2019.
He is one of the UK’s leading specialists in employment and commercial law. He is often instructed in appeals, in business-critical injunctive cases, in long-running multi-claimant litigation, and in cases concerning high net worth individuals.
Nicholas was appointed Silk in March 2019.
Nicholas is an employment specialist whose practice takes in all facets of employment litigation in the High Court and the statutory tribunals. He also enjoys a significant sports law related practice appearing before the ordinary courts and the relevant disciplinary/adjudicatory tribunals.
Exceptionally at less than 15 years’ call, John Mehrzad was successful in the 2019 Queen’s Counsel competition and will be formally appointed QC at a ceremony conducted by the Lord Chancellor on 16 March 2020.
The primary area of Martin’s practice is employment but he also has considerable experience of professional liability, commercial and professional regulatory law.
Antony is a highly experienced and specialist advocate and mediator and is an acknowledged leading practitioner in employment and sports law.
Sam is a specialist international commercial litigation and employment barrister, highly ranked in the legal directories as a “renowned senior junior”in several fields and was nominated for Employment Junior of the Year at the 2019 Legal 500 Bar Awards.
Rupert D’Cruz specialises in commercial and chancery litigation and international arbitration.
Jeremy is acknowledged as a leading practitioner in employment litigation (Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners), with particular areas of expertise in TUPE, whistleblowing, business protection/ injunctive relief and discrimination.
Chris’ client-base consists primarily of companies, partnerships and LLPs and/or senior individuals within the same who find themselves facing, or who wish to avoid, significant commercial and/or employment disputes.
Carol is recognised as a leading junior in employment litigation by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. With a strong practice covering every area of employment law, she has developed particular expertise in discrimination law and high value employment tribunal litigation and commercial employment matters in the High Court, regulatory work with an emphasis on financial services and healthcare.
Niran is a leading junior barrister, specialising in commercial and employment law with a particular expertise in applications for interim injunctive relief.
Depth of experience across all aspects of employment law and the crossover to commercial work. Lucy is known for her strong advocacy, in written submissions and skeletons as well as in court where she has been said to have “pulverized the witness in a stellar cross examination”.
Matthew (Band 1, Chambers & Partners 2019) treats every instruction as an opportunity to impress and to build and strengthen relationships. He believes in rigorous legal analysis, meticulous preparation and well-judged advocacy, whilst also being responsive and user-friendly.
Ming-Yee Shiu is a highly sought after barrister specialising in commercial and employment litigation. Her practice covers a wide range of complementary areas, including commercial, company, partnership/LLPs, employment, civil fraud and international disputes. She has extensive experience of applications for search orders, freezing injunctions and other forms of interim relief.
James’ practice covers individual employment law, commercial litigation, injunctions, collective/trade union aspects of labour law, the regulation of charities, and professional liability.
David Lascelles is a highly-regarded commercial litigator. He brings a wealth of experience to resolving disputes successfully.
Martin Palmer is a barrister with an acknowledged reputation for a commercial and pragmatic approach towards the law.
He was a solicitor for almost ten years before being called to the Bar in 2003. Since that time, he has built a leading practice in employment and discrimination law, sports law and commercial litigation.
Daniel is a leading junior in his core practice areas of employment and commercial litigation. He is routinely instructed on matters of critical importance to clients and is noted for his deft handling of complex disputes in a manner which is intellectually rigorous, pragmatic, collaborative and user-friendly.
Ed is ranked in tier 1 of the Legal 500 2020 UK and is listed as one of the top ten leading employment juniors at the London Bar. He is also ranked as a leader in his field in Chambers & Partners and has been recognised in both directories for many years.
Ed was nominated for Employment Junior of the Year in the Legal 500 Awards 2020.
Alexander enjoys a burgeoning reputation in his two core areas of practice: commercial litigation and employment law. He is appointed to the Attorney General’s ‘B’ panel of Counsel.
Recommended by the legal directories, Charlotte is a “talented junior” with a “thriving practice”.
She specialises in commercial litigation and employment law, and is particularly recommended for her expertise in business protection issues including competitive activity, fiduciary duties and confidential information.
Lydia is a practical and skilled advocate who integrates her personal and professional experience into her work. As a Director and Company Secretary for over 15 years Lydia appreciates the business context in which disputes arise.
James specialises principally in the fields of Commercial and Employment law. He also practices in the fields of Partnership and Insolvency law. He has extensive advocacy experience for a barrister of his call.
Charlene has an extensive commercial litigation and employment law practice, including arbitrations and ADR.
Nick is an experienced commercial litigator, with particular expertise in civil fraud claims, contractual and business sale disputes, claims in the banking and finance sector, shareholder disputes, and claims against professionals.
Alexander specialises in commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset tracing, insolvency and company disputes. Most of his cases have an international element, originating from a wide range of jurisdictions.
Alexander is a fluent Russian speaker and has a particular expertise in CIS disputes. Amongst many other CIS cases, he appeared in National Bank Trust v Yurov  EWHC 100 (Comm), a nine-week Commercial Court trial of a Russian banking fraud claim for US$900 million. Alexander also speaks fluent French.
Alexander has wide experience of appearing in the High Court (led and as sole counsel) in trials and interlocutory matters, particularly in jurisdictional challenges and applications for injunctive relief. He has also appeared in the Court of Appeal, Privy Council and the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
Alexander read History and Russian at St John’s College, University of Oxford, where he graduated with First Class Honours in 2007. He completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Bar Vocational Course at City University, London, during which he was awarded a number of scholarships and prizes.
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Benjamin is an experienced junior barrister with a practice encompassing employment, commercial, insolvency and public law. He has a busy practice with a significant amount of time doing advocacy in Courts and Tribunals.
Marc was called to the Bar in 2011 following First Class degrees in Mathematics and in Law. His practice covers a wide range of Commercial and Civil Fraud litigation (including director / employee related business protection disputes) and Sports law matters.
Mark specialises in Employment and Discrimination litigation, for claims brought in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court. He is regularly instructed to appear in the Employment Tribunal, and has appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, and the Court of Appeal.
Sophia specialises in employment and commercial law. Sophia has also been instructed on injunction applications in the High Court in the past year both in her own right and as junior counsel.
Grahame is an expert employment and sports litigator with particular expertise in High Court business protection disputes, in whistleblowing and discrimination law and in questions of territorial jurisdiction and private international law.
Jamie was called to the Bar in 2013 after graduating first in his year from Oxford University. He has a busy practice in Employment, Commercial, and Public Law.
Ashley is a commercial barrister whose practice encompasses a wide range of commercial and civil fraud litigation, company, insolvency and sports law matters. He is ranked by Legal 500 as one of the ‘Top 10 Under Eight Years’ Call’ for Commercial Litigation, where he is described as “Assured and skilful, an eloquent orator on his feet, and trusted by our team”.
Georgina specialises in employment and commercial litigation. Since joining chambers in October 2015 she has been instructed on matters in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, and employment tribunals and county courts.
Joe became a member of Littleton in October 2016 on completion of his pupillage. He is developing a busy practice in employment law, commercial litigation and sports law.
James joined Littleton in October 2018 upon completing his pupillage.
During pupillage, he has gained experience across Chambers’ core areas of work, including employment, commercial, and sports law. He is happy to accept instructions in any of these areas.
Kieran joined Littleton in October 2017 upon successful completion of pupillage. His practice spans Chambers’ core areas of work, including employment, commercial, and company law.
Stuart joined Littleton in April 2019 upon completion of a Third Six Pupillage, having previously undertaken 12-month pupillage at a leading commercial set. Stuart accepts instructions across all Chambers’ core areas of work, and has a particular interest in commercial work.
Bianca joined Littleton in October 2019 on completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas. Before coming to the Bar, Bianca worked as an advocate in South Africa, where she qualified in 2013. There she advised clients on various commercial disputes, both in the High Court and in Arbitrations.
Alex joined Littleton in October 2019 on completion of his pupillage. He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas. Before coming to the Bar Alex worked as a solicitor advocate at a leading city firm, where he qualified in 2015. There he advised clients on complex commercial disputes, often with an international element.
Anirudh has a broad practice across Chambers’ core practice areas of commercial, employment, and sports law. He also welcomes instructions in international law and public law, building on substantial work prior to pupillage and in his twelve-month pupillage at a leading public law Chambers.
Sir Michael Burton GBE Sir Michael Burton (until 2016 Mr Justice Burton) was appointed, after 14 years as a commercial QC, latterly head of Littleton Chambers, as a High Court Judge in 1998.
Andrew Clarke is one of the foremost employment lawyers at the Bar. He has a reputation for giving clear and practical advice and as a formidable advocate and a highly skilled cross examiner.
Lord David Hacking is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. For the last 40 years, practising as a Barrister at Law and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court, he has undertaken numerous commercial litigation and arbitration cases.
Mauro Rubino-Sammartano sits as an arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitrations. He has a wide experience as an advocate in Italy and in Paris, as an associate tenant of a London set of Chambers for many years, as a Recorder and Deputy Judge in Italy and has been much involved since about 30 years in arbitration and more recently in mediation.
Matthieu specialises in arbitration.
Chelva has practised at Tan Rajah & Cheah since being called to the Singapore Bar in 1972 and has helmed its litigation practice for the last 20 years. He joined Littleton as an International Arbitrator and Associate Tenant in 2017.
After a stellar career heading the Insurance Litigation Department at Herbert Smith during which he had many years of arbitration experience in jurisdictions such as Singapore and France, David was appointed to the Circuit Bench in 2003.
Alan M. Anderson joined Littleton as an Associate Tenant and International Arbitrator in November 2017. He is an internationally recognized arbitrator, arbitration counsel, and trial lawyer with over thirty years of experience. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate and by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist in the United States.
John J. Kerr (Jack) joined Littleton as an International Arbitrator and Associate Tenant in 2017.
Previously Jack was a Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (1984 – 2009) where he was also Head of their International Arbitration and Litigation Group.
Anthony Daimsis has been teaching at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law since 2003. He is the current Director of the National Program, a program that leads to a dual JD/LL.L degree. He is also the Director of the common law’s mooting program.
Louise Barrington is a dispute resolver with 30 years of experience. She practiced law in Ontario before moving into the field of international commercial arbitration during graduate studies in Paris. A Canadian, she also holds a British passport.
Commanding the respect of the judges for many years, John Bowers QC is one of the premier employment barristers in the UK. Lauded by legal directories and the legal press for his intellectual and technical abilities, clients have praised John for his “towering intellect” while one was quoted as saying he has “a brain the size of a planet”. He has also been described as “an employment law rock star”.
A “user-friendly and co-operative alternative” when it comes to professional negligence work. Mark Lomas QC regularly receives instructions from claimants and various professional indemnity insurers, and is “the epitome of the solid silk.” (Chambers and Partners 2009)
Lauded by clients for his willingness to get ‘stuck-in’, Richard is an expert advocate in general company and commercial law and has a wide range of experience in dealing with the purchase and sale of companies, directors’ duties and shareholder disputes, partnership, conflict of laws, banking and financial services and with all aspects of solicitors’ practice from drafting partnership agreements to money laundering.
Peter’s practice covers public procurement and competition law and he has a wide background in EC law. He is described by Chambers & Partners International as “highly accomplished and academic” with an “all-encompassing understanding of the procurement rules and regulations”.
Young and highly intelligent” Kelly Pennifer “is considered to be “a tour de force” in mercantile list, technology and construction work and injunctive relief cases, and is applauded for “taking a firm hand when appropriate.” (Chambers & Partners 2010).
George Z. Georgiou joined Littleton as an Associate Tenant in 2017.