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Chambers of Selwyn Bloch QC and Naomi Ellenbogen QC

3 KING'S BENCH WALK NORTH, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HR, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7797 8600
Fax:
Fax 020 7797 8699
DX:
1047 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.littletonchambers.com

London Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Littleton Chambers has β€˜great strength in depth’ and β€˜acknowledged experts in every area of employment law’; β€˜if you have a contentious employment matter this is the first place to call for counsel availability’. It is also recommended for commercial litigation and has a growing sports law practice. β€˜Overall, this set is right where the modern Bar needs to be.’ The β€˜first-rate’ clerks β€˜know their barristers well’ and are also β€˜extremely efficient in ensuring solicitors receive assistance from the person at the right level as quickly as possible’. Commercial director Nigel McEwen works closely with Tim Tarring and Jason Drakeford, who β€˜run a tight ship’. Tarring is β€˜a star’, who β€˜always goes the extra mile’, and Drakeford is β€˜proactive, charming and very easy to talk to’. After joining chambers in late 2014 as director of clerking, Paul Cooklin recently left for a non-chambers position. Offices in: London

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London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)
Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Katherine Apps - Littleton Chambers β€˜A rising star of the junior public law Bar.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Banking and finance (including consumer credit)
Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading juniors

Richard Perkoff - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is technically effective and inspires confidence.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is always ready to roll his sleeves up and provides sensible pragmatic advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)
Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Katherine Apps - Littleton Chambers β€˜A very intelligent and articulate barrister.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mohinderpal Sethi - Littleton Chambers β€˜A great written and oral advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation – Leading sets - ranked: tier 4

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers provides a β€˜friendly and high-quality service’ and is a β€˜favourite’ for many clients, who see it as β€˜vying to become one of the top commercial litigation sets in the country’. Stuart Ritchie QC recently left for Fountain Court Chambers.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A fearsome cross-examiner, thanks to his rigorous mind and thorough preparation.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He quickly gets to the heart of the issue and gives practical, digestible advice.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Adam Solomon - Littleton Chambers β€˜He never sits on the fence, and provides clear and pragmatic advice.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Perkoff - Littleton Chambers β€˜A well regarded commercial litigator.’

Ranked: tier 4

Rupert D’Cruz - Littleton Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate, who is extremely responsive and very good on detail.’

Ranked: tier 4

Chris Quinn - Littleton Chambers β€˜Diligent and effective with difficult witnesses.’

Ranked: tier 5

David Lascelles - Littleton Chambers β€˜An excellent junior, who is bound for taking silk at an early stage.’

Ranked: tier 5

Jamie Riley - Littleton Chambers β€˜Responsive, technically excellent and great with clients.’

Ranked: tier 5
Commercial litigation – Top ten under eight years’ call

James McWilliams - Littleton Chambers β€˜Bright, tenacious and not afraid of a challenge – a star of the future.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Company and partnership
Partnership – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He gives definitive advice with the authority of experience.’

Ranked: tier 3
Company – Leading juniors

David Lascelles - Littleton Chambers β€˜Grasps complex facts quickly and explains the law very simply to lay clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment
Employment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers β€˜sets the bar for employment law’ and is β€˜a first port of call’ for its β€˜great depth of counsel’. The set handles the full spectrum of cases, but is particularly well known for restrictive covenant and injunctive relief matters. Recent standout work includes indirect discrimination case Essop & Others v Home Office, and blacklisting dispute Smith v Carillion.

Employment – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He has a phenomenal ability to deal with the other side, their witnesses, and any questions by the judge.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gavin Mansfield QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜An outstanding silk, who gets stuck into complex matters, and is 100% focused on achieving the client’s aims.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Clarke QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜One to have on your side in an equal pay case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Selwyn Bloch QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He combines a deep understanding of the law with client-management skills and responsiveness.’

Ranked: tier 3

Damian Brown QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is analytical, user-friendly and has a good manner with clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Duggan QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A true delight and a very gifted practitioner.’

Ranked: tier 4

Naomi Ellenbogen QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜She is meticulous in her preparation, and tenacious and determined in her advocacy.’

Ranked: tier 4
Employment – New silks

Daniel Tatton-Brown QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Recommended for his rapid grasp of the issues and methodical approach.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Cohen QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A rare combination of being bright, fearless, careful, committed, personable and charming all in one.’

Ranked: tier 1
Employment – Leading juniors

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜He combines high intellectual capability with practical skills; you know you are in the very best of hands.’

Ranked: tier 1

Antony Sendall - Littleton Chambers β€˜He has an excellent grasp of the core arguments and knows his stuff.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Solomon - Littleton Chambers β€˜He has a thriving High Court employment practice and provides β€œthe full package” to clients.’

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Quinn - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is a tenacious and dogged opponent, with a justified reputation for being a fighter.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dale Martin - Littleton Chambers β€˜He not only knows his papers well but he fights for the client without ever forgetting the commercial position.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jeremy Lewis - Littleton Chambers β€˜Attention to detail is his forte – if there is a technical argument to be had he will find it.’

Ranked: tier 2

Mohinderpal Sethi - Littleton Chambers β€˜A robust advocate, who is agile in his approach and able to handle unexpected developments smoothly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Eleena Misra - Littleton Chambers β€˜She is robust, persuasive, and exceptionally well prepared; her knowledge of the case always shines through.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lucy Bone - Littleton Chambers β€˜Always clear and pragmatic when giving advice.’

Ranked: tier 3

Matthew Sheridan - Littleton Chambers β€˜A superb junior, who is increasingly involved in high-value High Court matters.’

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Fodder - Littleton Chambers β€˜He impresses greatly with his knowledge of whistleblowing.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ming-Yee Shiu - Littleton Chambers β€˜A tenacious advocate, who will roll up her sleeves and work through the night if necessary.’

Ranked: tier 3

Carol Davis - Littleton Chambers β€˜A team player, who is good with judges as well as clients.’

Ranked: tier 4

Craig Rajgopaul - Littleton Chambers β€˜He leaves no stone unturned and is a terrier in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 4

Edward Kemp - Littleton Chambers β€˜He always adds value, is solutions focused and very creative in challenging situations.’

Ranked: tier 4

Martin Palmer - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is a cool and calm advocate and quickly puts clients at ease.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nicholas Siddall - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is exceptional on his feet and his ability to recall case law is second to none.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A real fighter, who will die in a ditch before he will let his client lose.’

Ranked: tier 4
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Marc Delehanty - Littleton Chambers β€˜A very clever lawyer with massive knowledge of the law.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Jamie Riley - Littleton Chambers β€˜He understands what the client wants to achieve, and is a good advocate with a clear and concise style on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 5

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Rupert D’Cruz - Littleton Chambers β€˜Extraordinarily knowledgeable on all matters relating to the CIS.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law)
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading silks

Damian Brown QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is quick on his feet and makes complex arguments digestible.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A very impressive thinker.’

Ranked: tier 4
Professional discipline and regulatory law (including police law) – Leading juniors

Adam Solomon - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very good to work with.’

Ranked: tier 4

Carol Davis - Littleton Chambers β€˜She defends in GMC and NHS Trust proceedings.’

Ranked: tier 4

Eleena Misra - Littleton Chambers β€˜Exceptionally alert, available and responsive.’

Ranked: tier 4

Katherine Apps - Littleton Chambers β€˜An excellent junior with experience above her level of call.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Littleton Chambers has β€˜great strength in depth’ and β€˜acknowledged experts in every area of employment law’; β€˜if you have a contentious employment matter this is the first place to call for counsel availability’. It is also recommended for commercial litigation and has a growing sports law practice. β€˜Overall, this set is right where the modern Bar needs to be.’ The β€˜first-rate’ clerks β€˜know their barristers well’ and are also β€˜extremely efficient in ensuring solicitors receive assistance from the person at the right level as quickly as possible’. Commercial director Nigel McEwen works closely with Tim Tarring and Jason Drakeford, who β€˜run a tight ship’. Tarring is β€˜a star’, who β€˜always goes the extra mile’, and Drakeford is β€˜proactive, charming and very easy to talk to’. After joining chambers in late 2014 as director of clerking, Paul Cooklin recently left for a non-chambers position. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers β€˜always has an expert on hand’. Members specialise in employment and contractual disputes. The growing team added Paul Gilroy QC to its ranks, who also has tenancy at 9 St John Street in Manchester.

Sport – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Clever, thorough, reactive and user-friendly.’

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Gilroy QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Superb for football work.’

Ranked: tier 3
Sport – Leading juniors

John Mehrzad - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very commercial, succinct and straight-talking, as well as being personable and genuine.’

Ranked: tier 2

Marc Delehanty - Littleton Chambers β€˜Known for contractual issues and sensitive disputes.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜He combines excellent technical abilities with a relentless work ethic.’

Ranked: tier 3

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