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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
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
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
Matthew Sheridan
Matthew Sheridan
Call: 2000

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.

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Matthew Sheridan
Call: 2000
Ming-Yee Shiu
Ming-Yee Shiu
Call: 2000

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.

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Ming-Yee Shiu
Call: 2000
James Wynne
James Wynne
Call: 2002

James’ practice covers individual employment law, commercial litigation, injunctions, collective/trade union aspects of labour law, the regulation of charities, and professional liability.

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James Wynne
Call: 2002
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
Daniel Northall
Daniel Northall
Call: 2004

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.

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Daniel Northall
Call: 2004
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
Lydia Banerjee
Lydia Banerjee
Call: 2007

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.

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Lydia Banerjee
Call: 2007
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
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
James Green
James Green
Call: 2015

James joined Littleton in October 2018 upon completing his pupillage. He has since built a practice across Chambers’ core areas of work, including employment, commercial, and sports law. He is happy to accept instructions in any of these areas.

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James Green
Call: 2015
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
Bianca Balmelli
Bianca Balmelli
Call: 2017

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.

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Bianca Balmelli
Call: 2017
Alex Francis
Alex Francis
Call: 2018

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.

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Alex Francis
Call: 2018
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
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