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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 is β€˜an excellent employment set’ and β€˜strong’ for commercial litigation and sports law. With β€˜no airs and graces’, β€˜the service is friendly’, and although counsel are β€˜incredibly knowledgeable and strategically focused’, they β€˜all seem to have a more down-to-earth approach’ in comparison to other chambers. Overall, it is β€˜a diverse and welcoming set, which solicitors do not hesitate to instruct when the need arises’. The clerking team is β€˜first class’ and β€˜really understands and supports solicitors’; β€˜if your first-choice counsel is not available, you know the clerks will always get you a first-rate substitute’. Senior clerk Jason Drakeford β€˜goes above and beyond’; deputy senior clerk Dan Woodbridge β€˜works well as part of a team’ and β€˜provides an excellent service’; and client relationship manager Tim Tarring is β€˜very approachable and adaptable’. Team leader Philip Salisbury recently joined from Matrix Chambers, while former Slater and Gordon partner Liz Dux took over as chambers director from Nigel McEwen. Offices in: London

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London Bar

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

Richard Perkoff - Littleton Chambers β€˜Extremely reliable and very good value given his seniority and experience.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜Always provides a thorough analysis.’

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€˜An excellent junior and a real expert on discrimination law.’

Ranked: tier 3

Mohinderpal Sethi - Littleton Chambers β€˜Collaborative with a keen eye for business development.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers is establishing itself as a β€˜go-to set for London commercial and insolvency litigation’ and β€˜has some excellent barristers, particularly at junior level’. Charles Samek QC led James McWilliams in Abela v Baadarani – a case which has held, for the first time, that there is jurisdiction to grant a search order against a non-defendant.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Incredibly impressive: a great strategist and polished advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Extremely intelligent and a master of his craft.’

Ranked: tier 6
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Adam Solomon - Littleton Chambers β€˜His arguments are punchy and he is a real fighter.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Lascelles - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very bright and user-friendly, and very steady under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 4

Richard Perkoff - Littleton Chambers β€˜An assured and stable hand.’

Ranked: tier 4

Rupert D’Cruz - Littleton Chambers β€˜He has a very good understanding of how clients from Russia and the CIS work.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jamie Riley - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very analytical, yet also commercial and pragmatic.’

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

James McWilliams - Littleton Chambers β€˜A rising star with huge potential.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Company and partnership
Partnership – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is liked for his willingness to think laterally and explore the outer reaches of established law.’

Ranked: tier 2
Company – Leading juniors

David Lascelles - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is very user-friendly and has a good client manner.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Employment
Employment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers has β€˜a very strong employment practice’, which provides β€˜a brilliant client service’. Recent work highlights saw Naomi Ellenbogen QC appear in Essop & Others v Home Office (UK Border Agency), a landmark indirect race and age discrimination case before the Supreme Court, and Gavin Mansfield QC acting for global insurance broker Willis in its headline claim against competitor JLT alleging an unlawful team move.

Employment – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Helpful and pragmatic, and highly rated for High Court work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gavin Mansfield QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very strong analytically, he cuts through tangled webs of facts to identify the key issues.’

Ranked: tier 2

Andrew Clarke QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He strives to provide a first-class service.’

Ranked: tier 3

Selwyn Bloch QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is very knowledgeable and has an excellent client manner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Damian Brown QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is clear, straightforward and an excellent communicator.’

Ranked: tier 4

Michael Duggan QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Dynamic and innovative.’

Ranked: tier 4

Naomi Ellenbogen QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜She has excellent knowledge and expertise, and is very highly regarded in the field.’

Ranked: tier 4
Employment – 2016 silks

Daniel Tatton-Brown QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is technically strong and provides very considered, robust advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Jonathan Cohen QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is brilliant and decimates the opposition.’

Ranked: tier 1
Employment – Leading juniors

Mohinderpal Sethi - Littleton Chambers β€˜An impressive advocate with excellent ability.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜A master at finding innovative solutions to complex problems.’

Ranked: tier 1

Antony Sendall - Littleton Chambers β€˜Clients trust his judgement.’

Ranked: tier 2

Adam Solomon - Littleton Chambers β€˜A positive and pragmatic advocate, who is excellent with clients and on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Quinn - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is very bright, robust and straight-talking.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dale Martin - Littleton Chambers β€˜Phenomenal, fearless, intelligent and strategic.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jeremy Lewis - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very clever, extremely hardworking and reliable.’

Ranked: tier 2

Matthew Sheridan - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is very bright, hardworking and personable, and has developed a strong High Court practice.’

Ranked: tier 2

Carol Davis - Littleton Chambers β€˜She is the kind of person you want to have in your corner.’

Ranked: tier 3

Craig Rajgopaul - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is incredibly thorough in his preparation, excellent with clients and effective on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 3

Edward Kemp - Littleton Chambers β€˜He has excellent technical knowledge.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lucy Bone - Littleton Chambers β€˜A pragmatic, responsive and robust advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ming-Yee Shiu - Littleton Chambers β€˜A strong advocate.’

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Fodder - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is approachable and meticulous.’

Ranked: tier 3

Nicholas Siddall - Littleton Chambers β€˜A consummate professional, who grasps the intricate details of a case and distils into a clear, manageable legal analysis.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Excellent on civil fraud and injunctions particularly.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Marc Delehanty - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very good for fraud work.’

Ranked: tier 3

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Jamie Riley - Littleton Chambers β€˜Commercial and very effective.’

Ranked: tier 5

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Rupert D’Cruz - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very clever and thoughtful, and good in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Adam Solomon - Littleton Chambers β€˜He chomps through the work with endless enthusiasm.’

Ranked: tier 4

Carol Davis - Littleton Chambers β€˜She is instructed to defend in General Medical Council cases.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

Littleton Chambers is β€˜an excellent employment set’ and β€˜strong’ for commercial litigation and sports law. With β€˜no airs and graces’, β€˜the service is friendly’, and although counsel are β€˜incredibly knowledgeable and strategically focused’, they β€˜all seem to have a more down-to-earth approach’ in comparison to other chambers. Overall, it is β€˜a diverse and welcoming set, which solicitors do not hesitate to instruct when the need arises’. The clerking team is β€˜first class’ and β€˜really understands and supports solicitors’; β€˜if your first-choice counsel is not available, you know the clerks will always get you a first-rate substitute’. Senior clerk Jason Drakeford β€˜goes above and beyond’; deputy senior clerk Dan Woodbridge β€˜works well as part of a team’ and β€˜provides an excellent service’; and client relationship manager Tim Tarring is β€˜very approachable and adaptable’. Team leader Philip Salisbury recently joined from Matrix Chambers, while former Slater and Gordon partner Liz Dux took over as chambers director from Nigel McEwen. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers is β€˜a very strong set’ with members who handle cases involving a range of sports, from motorsport and boxing through to football and rugby. Paul Gilroy QC advised Sam Allardyce on his departure as England football manager, while John Mehrzad was a member of the panel carrying out an independent review into British Cycling’s culture following, inter alia, allegations of sexism on the part of its former technical director Shane Sutton.

Sport – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A standout barrister with charm and sense of humour.’

Ranked: tier 2

Damian Brown QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Instructed in sports-related employment and disciplinary cases.’

Ranked: tier 3

Paul Gilroy QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He knows and is instructed by everyone in football.’

Ranked: tier 3
Sport – Leading juniors

John Mehrzad - Littleton Chambers β€˜Lay clients really appreciate his excellent bedside manner.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marc Delehanty - Littleton Chambers β€˜Extremely knowledgeable on football arbitration.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜From start to finish, he is the complete package.’

Ranked: tier 3

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