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Naomi Ellenbogen QC

Naomi Ellenbogen QC

Silk: 2010 | Call: 1992

Queen's Counsel

"Highly intelligent, she is extremely responsive and unmistakably a leader in her field."

Very competent, an excellent advocate and intellectually gifted.”

“She has a phenomenal mental capacity and the ability to deal with the most complex of cases. At the same time, she is very personable and good to work with." "Well prepared, thorough and precise."

"A highly effective and intelligent advocate…Very approachable. She is remarkably capable, has an eye for detail and is fiercely intelligent.”

“She has an ability to foresee and avoid difficulties in highly complex scenarios.”

“Forceful, lucid and articulate advocate, superbly prepared, organised and clear-thinking.”

“Meticulous in her preparation, and tenacious and determined in her advocacy.”

"Mature, lucid and excellent on her feet, giving opponents a run for their money time after time. Clients further report that 'she is a delight to deal with'."

“Very user-friendly and very approachable. Her greatest skill is being able to distil things down, focus on the issues and present things in a very clear-cut way.” “She gives calm and reassuring advice to clients and has bags of experience. She is always focused on a clear strategy for the client.”

“She has excellent knowledge and expertise, and is very highly regarded in the field.”

“Very knowledgeable and pragmatic, incredibly personable and good with clients.” “Intellectually very gifted and a great advocate.”

Chambers & Partners UK Guide/Legal 500

Naomi Ellenbogen QC

"Highly intelligent, she is extremely responsive and unmistakably a leader in her field."

Very competent, an excellent advocate and intellectually gifted.”

“She has a phenomenal mental capacity and the ability to deal with the most complex of cases. At the same time, she is very personable and good to work with." "Well prepared, thorough and precise."

"A highly effective and intelligent advocate…Very approachable. She is remarkably capable, has an eye for detail and is fiercely intelligent.”

“She has an ability to foresee and avoid difficulties in highly complex scenarios.”

“Forceful, lucid and articulate advocate, superbly prepared, organised and clear-thinking.”

“Meticulous in her preparation, and tenacious and determined in her advocacy.”

"Mature, lucid and excellent on her feet, giving opponents a run for their money time after time. Clients further report that 'she is a delight to deal with'."

“Very user-friendly and very approachable. Her greatest skill is being able to distil things down, focus on the issues and present things in a very clear-cut way.” “She gives calm and reassuring advice to clients and has bags of experience. She is always focused on a clear strategy for the client.”

“She has excellent knowledge and expertise, and is very highly regarded in the field.”

“Very knowledgeable and pragmatic, incredibly personable and good with clients.” “Intellectually very gifted and a great advocate.”

Chambers & Partners UK Guide/Legal 500

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Naomi is one of the leading practitioners in the fields of employment, commercial and professional negligence law. Shortlisted by The Legal 500 UK, 2019 for Employment Silk of the Year, ‘first class advocate’ Naomi has won repeated plaudits from clients, judges and legal directories since she was called to the Bar in 1992. She is one of only 13 barristers named in The Lawyer Hot 100 2020, which recognises ‘the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar…the lawyers of the moment…shaping the legal profession right now’.

Naomi was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010; amongst the most junior to be appointed in that year. She has appeared in all appellate Courts and Tribunals within her fields of practice, up to and including the Supreme Court. Naomi is regarded as a clear-thinking, formidable advocate and a creative lawyer and tactician. She has a flair for putting people at their ease.

Legal directories have variously recognised Naomi’s ‘superb’ skill in cross ­examination and her ‘bright and commercial’ attitude, as well as her strong reputation as a ‘punchy advocate, recognised for her ability to assimilate large quantities of information’ who ‘will go that extra mile for her clients and never fails to impress’. She achieves success through her successful interaction with clients’ and has ‘excellent advocacy skills ­great on her feet, she never concedes a point’. Naomi is ‘thoroughly prepared and tenaciously executes her advocacy without arrogance’. ‘Clients are “lost in admiration” for Naomi Ellenbogen. This “strong and tremendously courteous advocate” has many fans’. Naomi is ‘very strong’, ‘a pleasure to work with’ and ‘user-­friendly’. ‘She has a fantastic grasp of detail and is a tenacious advocate.’

In commercial law, Naomi comes ‘highly recommended’‘singled out by major firms’. She is ‘seen by top firms as an approachable and able commercial practitioner’ and counts blue­-chip financial institutions and insurers amongst her clients. Over many years, she has been cited as an expert in this field in the Legal Experts guide. She has been identified as a ‘prominent practitioner’ in the field of professional negligence.

Naomi is an accredited mediator, experienced in mediating complex and high value disputes in all her areas of practice. Legal 500 notes that she is ‘an excellent mediator who has an excellent grip of the law, but can cut through it to identify how the parties can resolve conflict. Ellenbogen is particularly noted for high­-value, complex employment and commercial litigation.’ Feedback includes, Thank you very much for your role yesterday, which you performed breathtakingly well. I am absolutely convinced we would have drawn up stumps before lunchtime without you.’ and, ‘Reaching settlement was undoubtedly down to your excellent mediation skills… [Solicitors and Counsel] were very impressed with how you managed the whole situation, and I don’t think we would have ever settled this case without you (we had been trying for over 6 months!). Thank you again, we are truly grateful.’.

Naomi is the General Editor of Butterworths Employment Law: Practice, Procedure & Precedents, Fifth Edition.

Naomi is Vice-­Chair of the Bar Standards Board. Between 2011 and 2015 she held the position of Barrister Vice-­Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Standards Board. She sits as a Deputy High Court Judge (in the Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court and Employment Appeal Tribunal), is a Recorder of the Crown Court and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. Naomi was Joint Head of Littleton Chambers from 2014 to 2018.

Recent high-profile work includes her appointments, respectively, as: the independent inquirer into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords; the independent reviewer of the BBC’s On-Air Review; (its proposed new pay framework for “on-air” roles); and Chair of an independent review into the Professional Footballers’ Association.

Naomi attended King David High School in Liverpool, before gaining an MA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford (New College).

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