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 Legal 500 2022 as “a powerful advocate with a memorable turn of phrase” and ” a great tactician capable of navigating a path through to the desired final goal“, and in Chambers & Partners 2022 as being “a very hands-on, thorough and forensic lawyer“.
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 Sethi QC MA (Oxon) is Co-Head of the Employment Team and Chair of the Employment Law Bar Association.
His expertise spans the full range of commercial, employment, discrimination, partnership and sports disputes in the High Court, employment tribunals and on appeal up to and including the Supreme Court. He is a Registered Practitioner with full rights of audience in the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal. He is highly ranked in his areas of practice by both Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
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.
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.
John practises principally in sports law and business protection law, being recently labelled as “exceptional and a true heavyweight in his field” with the recommendation that “If you want to win – you want him on your side before the opposition snaps him up” (Legal 500, 2020).
Rupert D’Cruz QC specialises in commercial and chancery litigation and international arbitration.
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.
Niran is a leading barrister, specialising in commercial and employment law with a particular expertise in applications for interim injunctive relief.
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 nominated for Employment Junior of the Year at the 2019 Legal 500 Bar Awards.
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.
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.
Lucy is a leading senior junior with depth of experience across all aspects of employment law and commercial crossover work, especially business protection.
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 consistently ranked in tier 1 of the Legal 500 UK and is listed as one of the top 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.
Alexander’s principal areas of specialism are 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 has a busy practice across his specialisms of commercial, employment and partnership law.
Charlene has an extensive commercial litigation and employment law practice, including arbitrations and ADR.
Nick is an experienced litigator who acts in a wide variety of commercial disputes, with particular experience in civil fraud claims, disputes involving company directors and shareholders, and international commercial cases that raise conflicts of law issues.
Alexander specialises in commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset tracing, and insolvency and company law 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.
Benjamin is an employment, public and commercial law practitioner.
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, 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.
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.
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 an ‘Up & Coming’ junior in Sports Law, where he is described as “very responsive and his advice is practical”. Ashley was called to the Bar in 2013 after graduating top of his year at Cambridge University, where he was awarded a starred first.
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.
Ranked as a rising star (tier 1) (The Legal 500) and ‘Up and Coming’ (Chambers & Partners) in employment law, Joe is a specialist in employment, sports and commercial litigation. He represents clients in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the civil and appellate courts, and in sports and commercial arbitrations.
A keen advocate and trial strategist, Joel Wallace’s continually expanding employment practice includes representing leading national and regional firms, ‘household name’ clients in several sectors, and private individuals. Similarly, in the commercial arena, he is called upon by leading national and international businesses alike.
James is a specialist practitioner in employment, sports and commercial law. He has particular expertise in discrimination law, business protection disputes and investigations.
Kieran is an employment and equality law specialist, recognised as an “up and coming” practitioner in Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2022 and a “rising star” in Legal 500 2022. He practises across the full range of employment law matters, in both the statutory and business protection spheres, acting for a wide range of clients across various sectors.
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.
Georgina Churchhouse is an experienced trial and appellate advocate, practising across the full range of statutory employment, commercial employment, High Court business protection, discrimination, sports, professional discipline and regulatory disputes, both as sole and junior counsel. She is recognised by Chambers and Partners 2022 as an ‘‘Up and Coming’’ employment junior for her ability as both a trial and appellate advocate, having acted unled in complex multi week trials in the Employment Tribunal and on appeal in the EAT, as well as acting led in precedent setting cases in the Court of Appeal.
Anirudh has a broad practice across commercial, employment and discrimination, international, public and human rights, and sports law. His instructions often have an international element and raise issues overlapping practice areas, for example business and human rights cases. He currently acts for a wide range of clients, ranging from vulnerable individuals to high net worth commercial parties. He has worked on cases before domestic Tribunals, the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the European Court of Human Rights.
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 Herbert Smith Freehills, where he qualified in 2015. As a solicitor Alex advised clients on complex commercial disputes, often with an international element.
Alex accepts instructions as junior or sole counsel. He has been praised as “approachable, down to earth [and] extremely knowledgeable” and separately as “really dedicated, professional [and] good with the clients”.
Bláthnaid joined Littleton Chambers in October 2021 on successful completion of her pupillage. She accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main areas of practice, including statutory and High Court employment work and commercial law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matthieu specialises in arbitration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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”.
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.