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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.

Recent client feedback on Kieran’s work:

  • “He had a lovely manner with the tribunal, read them well and showed an ability far beyond his number of years call might suggest”.
  • “An absolute delight to work with … extremely client friendly, down to earth and approachable”.
  • “…incredibly thorough, very smart and extremely responsive to me as an instructing solicitor”.
  • “He is tactful and patient with sensitive lay clients and inspires confidence with professional clients”.

His recent experience (further details of which are available under the relevant practice area tabs) includes:

  • Representing a Big Four professional services firm in claims for unfair dismissal and race discrimination brought by a former senior manager dismissed for expenses anomalies, and by a graduate trainee for unfair dismissal, disability discrimination, and race discrimination.
  • Advising a PR firm during the immediate aftermath of a senior employee’s departure where questions of breach of restrictive covenants, directors’ duties, and breach of confidence were in issue. The parties reached a settlement shortly after service of draft Particulars of Claim.
  • Appearing for a claimant in an appeal in the County Court concerned with enforcement proceedings of an Employment Tribunal award. The appeal concerned a point of statutory interpretation of the Employment Tribunals Act 1996.
  • Acting for a clergyman in a County Court claim brought by a transgender parishioner for gender reassignment discrimination in the provision of services.
  • Representing a university press at a preliminary hearing concerning territorial jurisdiction in a claim brought by the former head of its operations in Pakistan.
  • Advising a former senior employee of a luxury fashion brand in relation to entitlements under various long-term incentive plans.

Kieran has completed secondments in the employment departments of two highly regarded law firms and so is alive to the pressures that solicitors face in their day-to-day work. In the course of these secondments, Kieran gained particular experience in working with financial services clients, clients in the education sector (including cases involving safeguarding issues), and senior executives.

Kieran read Law at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2014 with First Class Honours. Prior to coming to the Bar, he spent a year working at the Law Commission conducting research into property law reform. He is co-author of a chapter of Bloomsbury Professional’s Termination of Employment, focusing on protection of business interests on termination of employment.

Having grown up in Edinburgh, Kieran actively welcomes instructions to appear in the Employment Tribunals in Scotland as well as in England and Wales. He has experience at both preliminary hearing and full merits hearing stages in proceedings in Scotland.

He is a keen theatregoer and can also be spotted on-stage (acting and singing with varying degrees of competence) each Christmas in the Gray’s Inn Miscellany.

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