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Bláthnaid Breslin

Bláthnaid Breslin

Call: 2019


Bláthnaid Breslin


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 and commercial work.

Recent instructions include:

  • Basfar v Wong [2023] AC 33: landmark Supreme Court decision on the scope of diplomatic immunity (led by Sophia Berry and Mohinderpal Sethi KC). This was the first ever case to be granted permission to ‘leapfrog’ appeal directly from the EAT to the Supreme Court.
  • Williamson v Bishop of London [2023] EWCA Civ 379: important Court of Appeal decision on the effect of a Civil Proceedings Order (led by Edward Kemp of Matrix Chambers).
  • Successfully representing the Respondent in a claim for post-termination victimisation, on the basis that the claims were subject to judicial proceedings immunity (led by Gavin Mansfield KC).
  • Representing the Respondent in a confidential LCIA Arbitration (led by James Bickford Smith and Selwyn Block KC).
  • Representing the Defendant in a High Court commercial contract claim (led by David Lascelles).
  • Representing the Claimants in a High Court claim for causing loss by unlawful means and unlawful means conspiracy (led by Nick Goodfellow).
  • Advising the Respondent to a high-value confidential worker status action (led by Mohinderpal Sethi KC).
  • Advising on the scope of the Official Secrets Act 1989 (led by Edward Kemp).
  • Advising on the court’s jurisdiction over a claim for breach of a contract of employment containing a foreign jurisdiction clause post-Brexit.

Bláthnaid graduated with a First Class LLB in Law with New Zealand Law from the University of Nottingham, coming 5th in her year. She also obtained a Distinction on the BCL from the University of Oxford, winning the Oxford Law Faculty prize for Children, Families and the State. Bláthnaid received a Lord Denning scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. Prior to pupillage, Bláthnaid was the judicial assistant to Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court (as he then was, he is now the Master of the Rolls).

Bláthnaid played tennis for the University of Nottingham and the University of Oxford Ladies’ II tennis teams. She played cricket for Ireland as a junior. She also speaks Spanish.




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