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Queen’s Counsel

Selwyn Bloch QC
Selwyn Bloch QC
Call: 1982 | Silk: 2000

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“.

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Selwyn Bloch QC
Call: 1982 | Silk: 2000
David Reade QC
David Reade QC
Call: 1983 | Silk: 2006

David is recognised as one of the Country’s leading silks in commercial litigation and employment law. He has appeared in many leading authorities.

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David Reade QC
Call: 1983 | Silk: 2006
Paul Gilroy QC
Paul Gilroy QC
Call: 1985 | Silk: 2006

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.

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Paul Gilroy QC
Call: 1985 | Silk: 2006
Charles Samek QC
Charles Samek QC
Call: 1989 | Silk: 2009

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 Legal 500 2021 as “a combative advocate who commands the stage in any hearing, and in Chambers & Partners 2021 as being “clever and willing to go the extra mile“.

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Charles Samek QC
Call: 1989 | Silk: 2009
Jonathan Cohen QC
Jonathan Cohen QC
Call: 1999 | Silk: 2016

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.

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Jonathan Cohen QC
Call: 1999 | Silk: 2016
Adam Solomon QC
Adam Solomon QC
Call: 1998 | Silk: 2018

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.

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Adam Solomon QC
Call: 1998 | Silk: 2018
Mohinderpal Sethi QC
Mohinderpal Sethi QC
Call: 1996 | Silk: 2019

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.

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Mohinderpal Sethi QC
Call: 1996 | Silk: 2019
John Mehrzad QC
John Mehrzad QC
Call: 2005 | Silk: 2020

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.

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John Mehrzad QC
Call: 2005 | Silk: 2020
Rupert D’Cruz QC
Rupert D’Cruz QC
Call: 1989 | Silk: 2021

Rupert D’Cruz QC specialises in commercial and chancery litigation and international arbitration.

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Rupert D’Cruz QC
Call: 1989 | Silk: 2021
Niran de Silva QC
Niran de Silva QC
Call: 1997 | Silk: 2021

Niran is a leading barrister, specialising in commercial and employment law with a particular expertise in applications for interim injunctive relief.

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Niran de Silva QC
Call: 1997 | Silk: 2021

Juniors

Sam Neaman
Sam Neaman
Call: 1988

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 nominated for Employment Junior of the Year at the 2019 Legal 500 Bar Awards.

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Sam Neaman
Call: 1988
Andrew Maguire
Andrew Maguire
Call: 1988

Andrew is an experienced and highly regarded Chancery and Commercial advocate, specialising in all aspects of contractual and trust/fiduciary disputes; in particular, civil fraud (including all forms of injunctive relief), banking and financial services disputes as well as joint venture and shareholder disputes, including business protection claims, involving data protection, confidential information and breach of fiduciary duty as well as the economic torts, many involving an international element, either in court or arbitration, and is noted in the directories in several specialisms as a leading junior in London.

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Andrew Maguire
Call: 1988
David Lascelles
David Lascelles
Call: 2003

David Lascelles is a highly-regarded commercial litigator. He brings a wealth of experience to resolving disputes successfully.

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David Lascelles
Call: 2003
Alexander Robson
Alexander Robson
Call: 2006

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.

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Alexander Robson
Call: 2006
Charlotte Davies
Charlotte Davies
Call: 2006

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.

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Charlotte Davies
Call: 2006
James Bickford Smith
James Bickford Smith
Call: 2008

James has a busy practice across his specialisms of commercial, employment and partnership law.

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James Bickford Smith
Call: 2008
Charlene Ashiru
Charlene Ashiru
Call: 2008

Charlene has an extensive commercial litigation and employment law practice, including arbitrations and ADR.

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Charlene Ashiru
Call: 2008
Nicholas Goodfellow
Nicholas Goodfellow
Call: 2009

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.

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Nicholas Goodfellow
Call: 2009
Alexander Halban
Alexander Halban
Call: 2009

Alexander specialises in commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset tracing, insolvency and company disputes.

Alexander is a fluent Russian speaker and has a particular expertise in Russian and CIS disputes. Most of his cases have an international element, often involving jurisdiction challenges, conflicts of laws issues, and claims brought under foreign law. He regularly appears in applications for freezing orders and other injunctive relief, in cross-border and domestic cases. He also speaks fluent French.

Alexander is recommended as a leading commercial practitioner by the independent guides to the legal profession. Chambers & Partners ranks him as a leading junior for Commercial Dispute Resolution and Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud law.

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Alexander Halban
Call: 2009
Marc Delehanty
Marc Delehanty
Call: 2011

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.

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Marc Delehanty
Call: 2011
Sophia Berry
Sophia Berry
Call: 2012

Sophia specialises in employment, partnership and commercial law. She has particular expertise in equality and whistleblowing law and in handling business protection disputes resulting from breaches of restrictive covenants and fiduciary duties and the misuse of confidential information. She is regularly instructed in complex High Court and Employment Tribunal matters and has developed significant experience of appellate advocacy through her employment work. The strength of her employment practice has been recognised by Chambers and Partners, which commends her “strong command of commercial employment matters as well as equality law. Sophia also advises on partnership disputes and has appeared for LLPs and partnerships and departing partners in a number of arbitrations.

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Sophia Berry
Call: 2012
Grahame Anderson
Grahame Anderson
Call: 2013

Grahame is an expert employment and sports litigator with particular expertise in whistleblowing and discrimination law and High Court business protection disputes. He has appeared for individuals, companies and trade unions in some of the most important recent authorities.

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Grahame Anderson
Call: 2013
Jamie Susskind
Jamie Susskind
Call: 2013

Jamie is a Commercial and Employment specialist, recognized as a “rising star” of the Bar.

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Jamie Susskind
Call: 2013
Ashley Cukier
Ashley Cukier
Call: 2013

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 a Rising Star; and he was this year named by Chambers & Partners as one of two ‘Up & Coming’ juniors in Sports Law, where he is described as technically outstanding […] very calm and assured and extremely good with clients. Ashley was called to the Bar in 2013 after graduating top of his year at Cambridge University, where he was awarded a starred first.

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Ashley Cukier
Call: 2013
Stuart Sanders
Stuart Sanders
Call: 2017

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.

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Stuart Sanders
Call: 2017
Anirudh Mathur
Anirudh Mathur
Call: 2017

Anirudh has a broad practice across commercial, employment and discrimination, sports, international and public law. His instructions often raise issues overlapping these areas. He currently acts for a wide range of clients, from high net worth commercial parties to vulnerable individuals.

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Anirudh Mathur
Call: 2017

International Arbitrators

Sir Michael Burton GBE
Sir Michael Burton GBE
Call: 1970 | Silk: 1984

Sir Michael Burton GBE (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.

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Sir Michael Burton GBE
Call: 1970 | Silk: 1984
Andrew Clarke QC
Andrew Clarke QC
Call: 1980 | Silk: 1997

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.

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Andrew Clarke QC
Call: 1980 | Silk: 1997
Lord David Hacking
Lord David Hacking
Call: 1963

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.

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Lord David Hacking
Call: 1963
Mauro Rubino-Sammartano
Mauro Rubino-Sammartano
Call: 1961

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.

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Mauro Rubino-Sammartano
Call: 1961
Dr Matthieu de Boisseson
Dr Matthieu de Boisseson
Call: 1978

Matthieu specialises in arbitration.

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Dr Matthieu de Boisseson
Call: 1978
Chelva Retnam Rajah SC
Chelva Retnam Rajah SC
Call: 1972

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.

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Chelva Retnam Rajah SC
Call: 1972
David Higgins
David Higgins
Call: 1970

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.

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David Higgins
Call: 1970
Dr Alan M. Anderson
Dr Alan M. Anderson

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.

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Dr Alan M. Anderson
John J Kerr
John J Kerr

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.

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John J Kerr
Prof. Anthony Daimsis
Prof. Anthony Daimsis

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.

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Prof. Anthony Daimsis
Louise Barrington
Louise Barrington
Call: 1976

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.

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Louise Barrington
Call: 1976
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