Chris Coombes > GQ | LITTLER > London, England > Lawyer Profile

GQ | LITTLER
21 IRONMONGER LANE
LONDON
EC2V 8EY
England

Work Department

GQ|Littler is the leading employment law firm for employers in the UK and Ireland. We offer risk-based advice and litigation services on employment, immigration, employee tax and incentives issues. We work globally as part of Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm with over 1,600 lawyers in 100 offices worldwide. Being part of Littler enables the firm to seamlessly provide high-quality advice and support across a wide range of international markets and benefit from cutting-edge technology, research and knowledge management resources.

Position

Chris joined GQ|Littler in April 2020 as an associate, having trained and qualified at international law firm Baker McKenzie. Chris works across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support. Chris also regularly supports on employment projects with an international focus.

Career

During his training contract at Baker McKenzie, Chris completed seats in the employment, private equity and corporate tax departments. Chris also gained valuable experience in data protection during a three-month secondment to Prudential, which was primarily focused on preparing for the implementation of the GDPR.

Languages

English and German.

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association.

Education

2010 – 2014: Jesus College, University of Oxford, Modern Languages (German) and Linguistics

2014 – 2015: Oxford Brookes University, Graduate Diploma of Law

2015 – 2016: BPP Law School (Holborn), Legal Practice Course

Leisure

Chris is passionate about freshly ground coffee, dark chocolate truffles and keeping active (having recently become a Crossfit enthusiast).