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Queen’s Counsel

Gavin Mansfield QC
Gavin Mansfield QC
Call: 1992 | Silk: 2013

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.

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Gavin Mansfield QC
Call: 1992 | Silk: 2013
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
Daniel Tatton Brown QC
Daniel Tatton Brown QC
Call: 1994 | Silk: 2016

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.

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Daniel Tatton Brown QC
Call: 1994 | Silk: 2016
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
Dale Martin QC
Dale Martin QC
Call: 1997 | Silk: 2019

Dale Martin QC 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.

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Dale Martin QC
Call: 1997 | Silk: 2019
Nicholas Siddall QC
Nicholas Siddall QC
Call: 1997 | Silk: 2019

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.

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Nicholas Siddall QC
Call: 1997 | 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
Carol Davis QC
Carol Davis QC
Call: 1996 | Silk: 2021

Carol took Silk in 2021 having been recognised for many years by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading practitioner in employment litigation and professional discipline.

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Carol Davis QC
Call: 1996 | 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

Martin Fodder
Martin Fodder
Call: 1983

The primary area of Martin’s practice is employment but he also has considerable experience of professional liability, commercial and professional regulatory law.

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Martin Fodder
Call: 1983
Antony Sendall
Antony Sendall
Call: 1984

Antony is a highly experienced and specialist advocate and mediator and is an acknowledged leading practitioner in employment and sports law.

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Antony Sendall
Call: 1984
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
Jeremy Lewis
Jeremy Lewis
Call: 1992

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.

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Jeremy Lewis
Call: 1992
Chris Quinn
Chris Quinn
Call: 1992

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.

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Chris Quinn
Call: 1992
Lucy Bone
Lucy Bone
Call: 1999

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”.

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Lucy Bone
Call: 1999
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
Martin Palmer
Martin Palmer
Call: 2003

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.

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Martin Palmer
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
Edward Kemp
Edward Kemp
Call: 2005

Ed is consistently ranked in tier 1 of the Legal 500 UK and is listed as one of the top ten leading employment juniors at the London Bar. He is also ranked in tier 1 as a leading junior for commercial disputes in the Middle East in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide. He was nominated for Employment Junior of the Year in the Legal 500 Awards 2020.

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Edward Kemp
Call: 2005
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
Benjamin Gray
Benjamin Gray
Call: 2011

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.

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Benjamin Gray
Call: 2011
Mark Humphreys
Mark Humphreys
Call: 2012

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.

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Mark Humphreys
Call: 2012
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
Georgina Leadbetter
Georgina Leadbetter
Call: 2013

Georgina is an accomplished junior barrister with a strong background in employment and commercial law, specialising in all forms of litigation arising from the employment relationship.

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Georgina Leadbetter
Call: 2013
Joseph Bryan
Joseph Bryan
Call: 2015

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.

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Joseph Bryan
Call: 2015
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
Kieran Wilson
Kieran Wilson
Call: 2016

Kieran joined Littleton in October 2017 upon successful completion of pupillage. His practice spans all areas of employment law (both statutory and employee competition) and commercial law.

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Kieran Wilson
Call: 2016
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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