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Chambers of Gavin Mansfield 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

A β€˜powerhouse employment chambers’, Littleton Chambers is a β€˜go-to’ set, particularly for emergency injunctions. Chambers set out its stall to be the leaders in the business protection space, which β€˜they’ve achieved with aplomb’. It is also β€˜full of bright counsel’ who have β€˜a great reputation’ in sports law. It has strength in depth across the board, with all members β€˜operating in a client-focused way, balancing the law with the priorities of each individual client’. The β€˜first-rate’ clerks’ room is β€˜both very friendly, effective and pragmatic’ and β€˜go out of its way to assist – even out of hours’. Senior clerk Jason Drakeford is β€˜excellent’ and deputy senior clerk Dan Woodbridge is β€˜always responsive’. Former team leader Tim Tarring (β€˜exceptionally helpful and accommodating’) has become the set’s client relationship manager. Liz Dux is chambers director. 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€˜Very thorough and hardworking.’

Ranked: tier 4

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜Incredibly bright, incisive and very user friendly.’

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

Mohinderpal Sethi - Littleton Chambers β€˜Good attention to detail and good judgement. Confident and composed under fire.’

Ranked: tier 3

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

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers’ β€˜high-quality’ barristers are β€˜well prepared and easy to speak to’ and possess β€˜excellent knowledge of the law but are also very commercial and strategic’. The set’s members have been involved in several cutting edge disputes, notably BTA Bank v Ablyazov & Khrapunov.

Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A redoubtable fighter with a silver tongue, he can charm or bash in equal measure.’

Ranked: tier 3

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Superb in court with a magnificent presence, engaging advocacy and great on paperwork.’

Ranked: tier 5
Commercial litigation – 2018 silks

Adam Solomon QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A tough and uncompromising cross-examiner, well prepared and effective.’

Ranked: tier 1
Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

David Lascelles - Littleton Chambers β€˜A brilliant barrister and rising star.’

Ranked: tier 3

Rupert D’Cruz - Littleton Chambers β€˜A brilliant mind and very talented advocate.’

Ranked: tier 4

Jamie Riley - Littleton Chambers β€˜Definitely recommended for this sort of work.’

Ranked: tier 5

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

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

James McWilliams - Littleton Chambers β€˜Shows great maturity in his approach and in his manner, particularly when delivering advice.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Company and partnership
Partnership – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers enters the partnership rankings on the basis of its expertise in the developing area of restrictive covenants and business protection. Gavin Mansfield represented KPMG in Alvarez & Marsal Europe Ltd v KPMG LLP and others, successfully challenging the enforceability of an β€˜anti-team move’ restriction in the LLP agreement of the claimant.

Partnership – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A very creative lateral thinker; extremely accessible and down to earth.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jonathan Cohen QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is a superb, a ferocious tactician.’

Ranked: tier 2

Gavin Mansfield QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He's great in court and will really fight your corner.’

Ranked: tier 3
Company – Leading juniors

David Lascelles - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very quick to assimilate information and identify key issues.’

Ranked: tier 4
Partnership – Leading juniors

Mohinderpal Sethi - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is forensic, rigorous and incredibly supportive.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Employment
Employment – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Littleton Chambers

β€˜Powerhouse employment chambers’ Littleton Chambers β€˜has strength in depth across the board and operates in a client-focused way, balancing the law with the priorities of each individual client’. Recent highlights for the set included David Reade QC acting in the Court of Appeal in Chesterton Global Ltd v Nurmohamed focusing on whistleblowing issues, and Naomi Ellenbogen QC acting for Sainsbury’s Supermarkets in equal pay claims.

Employment – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is a number one choice.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gavin Mansfield QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is on top of his game and excellent on his feet.’

Ranked: tier 2

Naomi Ellenbogen QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜She has an ability to foresee and avoid difficulties in highly complex scenarios.’

Ranked: tier 3

Selwyn Bloch QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is at the top of the tree for restrictive covenants.’

Ranked: tier 3

Andrew Clarke QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜He always strives to provide an excellent service.’

Ranked: tier 4

Damian Brown QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A go-to name for complex claims involving injunctive relief.’

Ranked: tier 4
Employment – 2018 Silks

Adam Solomon QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜An effective, determined and persuasive advocate with a pleasing court manner.’

Ranked: tier 1
Employment – Leading juniors

Mohinderpal Sethi - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is an absolute pleasure to work with and is always on top of the detail.’

Ranked: tier 1

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜An agile mind able to chop down all the trees around a case to reveal the real wood.’

Ranked: tier 1

Antony Sendall - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is ferociously clever with exceptional judgement.’

Ranked: tier 2

Chris Quinn - Littleton Chambers β€˜An excellent trial advocate and uncompromising cross-examiner.’

Ranked: tier 2

Dale Martin - Littleton Chambers β€˜An excellent advocate who unfailingly produces first-class work.’

Ranked: tier 2

Edward Kemp - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is extremely intelligent and responsive.’

Ranked: tier 2

Jeremy Lewis - Littleton Chambers β€˜A robust and proactive advocate.’

Ranked: tier 2

Matthew Sheridan - Littleton Chambers β€˜An exceptionally dedicated advocate who is proactive and insightful.’

Ranked: tier 2

Carol Davis - Littleton Chambers β€˜She oozes gravitas and has a fantastic eye for detail.’

Ranked: tier 3

Craig Rajgopaul - Littleton Chambers β€˜A go-to name for forensic examinations and creative solutions.’

Ranked: tier 3

Lucy Bone - Littleton Chambers β€˜A stand-out barrister who gets to grips with the subject matter quickly.’

Ranked: tier 3

Martin Fodder - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is a great person to have on your side in a tough case.’

Ranked: tier 3

Ming-Yee Shiu - Littleton Chambers β€˜She has a no-nonsense approach and nothing seems to phase her.’

Ranked: tier 3

Charlotte Davies - Littleton Chambers β€˜She is excellent in the tribunal and is always well prepared.’

Ranked: tier 4

John Mehrzad - Littleton Chambers β€˜He wears his considerable knowledge and experience lightly.’

Ranked: tier 4

Nicholas Siddall - Littleton Chambers β€˜A fantastic all-rounder who is immensely bright.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜A powerful advocate who really fights his client’s corner.’

Ranked: tier 3
Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Marc Delehanty - Littleton Chambers β€˜Unflappable when under pressure.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Insolvency
Insolvency – Leading juniors

Jamie Riley - Littleton Chambers β€˜He is a robust and authoritative legal advisor.’

Ranked: tier 5

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International arbitration: counsel
International arbitration: counsel – Leading juniors

Rupert D’Cruz - Littleton Chambers β€˜Good judgement, conscientious and available, with very effective cross-examination skills.’

Ranked: tier 2

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Professional discipline and regulatory law
Professional discipline and regulatory law – 2018 silks

Adam Solomon QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜His work includes solicitors regulation.’

Ranked: tier 1
Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Carol Davis - Littleton Chambers β€˜Unflappable on her feet and razor sharp in cross-examination.’

Ranked: tier 4

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Set overviews: England and Wales

A β€˜powerhouse employment chambers’, Littleton Chambers is a β€˜go-to’ set, particularly for emergency injunctions. Chambers set out its stall to be the leaders in the business protection space, which β€˜they’ve achieved with aplomb’. It is also β€˜full of bright counsel’ who have β€˜a great reputation’ in sports law. It has strength in depth across the board, with all members β€˜operating in a client-focused way, balancing the law with the priorities of each individual client’. The β€˜first-rate’ clerks’ room is β€˜both very friendly, effective and pragmatic’ and β€˜go out of its way to assist – even out of hours’. Senior clerk Jason Drakeford is β€˜excellent’ and deputy senior clerk Dan Woodbridge is β€˜always responsive’. Former team leader Tim Tarring (β€˜exceptionally helpful and accommodating’) has become the set’s client relationship manager. Liz Dux is chambers director. Offices in: London

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Sport
Sport – Leading sets - ranked: tier 2

Littleton Chambers

β€˜A great set for sports work’, Littleton Chambers is β€˜full of bright, enthusiastic barristers who have sufficient expertise to do the job well’. It has β€˜a wealth of expertise at the forefront of sport-related employment work’: David Reade QC assisted Bristol RFC with bringing an injunction to restrain coach Steve Borthwick from joining the England rugby team. John Mehrzad acted for former Australia football team captain James Troisi in a claim for non-payment against Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.

Sport – Leading silks

David Reade QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜Fearless, clear, polished and empathetic.’

Ranked: tier 2

Paul Gilroy QC - Littleton Chambers β€˜The leading barrister on the employment side of sports law, particularly acting for managers and coaches; well connected to key individuals.’

Ranked: tier 3
Sport – Leading juniors

John Mehrzad - Littleton Chambers β€˜A friendly, down-to-earth football arbitration expert, as well as a leading junior when it comes to governance reviews in cycling and equestrianism.’

Ranked: tier 1

Marc Delehanty - Littleton Chambers β€˜Extremely personable and client focused, with a genuine interest in the issues affecting each matter.’

Ranked: tier 3

Sam Neaman - Littleton Chambers β€˜Very thorough analyst. Great to work with – very flexible and commercial.’

Ranked: tier 3

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