Set Profile > Littleton Chambers > London, England

Chambers of Gavin Mansfield QC
Littleton Chambers
3 KING'S BENCH WALK NORTH, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7HR
England

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

2019 Silks

Mohinderpal Sethi QC - Littleton ChambersHas the ability to gain the trust and confidence of his clients; has an authoritative manner and focuses on the detail.

Employment Tier 1

Littleton Chambers 'continues to impress with the quality of its members' work on heavyweight employment matters, as well as their excellent availability. The clerking is also very good; senior clerk Jason Drakeford is very accommodating and flexible, and manages to fit the right barrister to the right person'. In a Supreme Court test case on the national minimum wage and sleeping-over workers, David Reade QC led Niran De Silva and Georgina Leadbetter in the representation of Royal Mencap Society; and Naomi Ellenbogen QC was appointed by the House of Lords Commission to conduct an independent inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords. Strengthening chambers at the senior end, John Mehrzad QC took silk in 2020, while, in the junior ranks, the future looks bright for the set as it contains the 'forensicGrahame Anderson, 'quick thinkingGeorgina Leadbetter, and 'meticulousJamie Susskind, all rising stars of the employment Bar.

Rising stars

Grahame Anderson - Littleton ChambersApproachable, unflappable and always available, with commercial advice and very effective advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
Georgina Leadbetter - Littleton ChambersReliable, very popular with clients and strong on whistleblowing cases. Her advice is clear and her advocacy impressive.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jamie Susskind - Littleton ChambersCharming, articulate, will get stuck into anything, and is very good indeed with clients. He has remarkable breadth of experience for one so junior - and as a prize winning author has particular expertise on the intersection between employment law and technology, meaning that he is perfectly placed to usher in the brave new world of technology in the workplace.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Gavin Mansfield QC - Littleton ChambersGavin is a fantastic QC. His leadership of Littleton has elevated the chambers to the top tier at the employment bar. Gavin is always a pleasure to work with, he is tremendously hardworking, across the detail of every case, and a superb advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Reade QC - Littleton ChambersFor thorny issues, you think of him immediately, and he has a real skill with clients no matter how senior. He commands the room, his analysis is incredible and he is a great advocate.
Ranked: Tier 1
Selwyn Bloch QC - Littleton ChambersExtremely collaborative and more knowledgeable than almost anyone else on restrictive covenant issues! He is calm, immediately commands the trust of clients, and understands the issues very quickly.
Ranked: Tier 2
Naomi Ellenbogen QC - Littleton ChambersRigorously prepares cases, and is very intelligent, fearless and quick-witted. She is is very good on law firm regulation.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Tatton Brown QC - Littleton ChambersVery good with clients and extremely thorough in his approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 4
Jonathan Cohen QC - Littleton ChambersExtremely bright and incisive, and marries that with being commercial, client friendly and very hardworking.
Ranked: Tier 4
Adam Solomon QC - Littleton ChambersTenacious and very much fights your client’s side. He is also pragmatic in terms of outcomes.
Ranked: Tier 4

2019 Silks

Nicholas Siddall QC - Littleton Chambers ‘Superb - his warmth and personality are great assets for this type of work. He is decisive, does not sugarcoat, and is not afraid to tell a client how it is. He is also unflappable and very good on his feet.

Dale Martin QC - Littleton ChambersTenacious and very bright, with excellent drafting - he is a great team member. He is meticulous in his preparation and inventive in his solutions. A credit to his chambers and the profession.
Mohinderpal Sethi QC - Littleton ChambersGreat team player - engenders a team approach with solicitors and clients, excellent communicator, strong advocate and its clear the judges respond well to him. Very strategic and technically excellent. My go to for key clients as I know they will get excellent client service and feel well looked after.

2020 Silks

John Mehrzad QC - Littleton Chambers ‘Extremely sharp and an exceptional advocate, who excels in the most high-profile, high-stakes employment litigation. His insight, strategic approach, and client care is truly exceptional. If you want to win - you want him on your side before the opposition snaps him up!

2021 Silks

Carol Davis QC - Littleton ChambersHas the ability to find both the right tone and to hone in on the detail. Her written work is excellent, and she is good on her feet as well.
Niran de Silva QC - Littleton ChambersA strategic thinker, as he is able to identify the key issues which are at the heart of the cases. Excellent attention to detail and an ability to grasp complex issues incredibly quickly. He is also very client focused.

Leading Juniors

Edward Kemp - Littleton ChambersExtremely bright, responsive, gets to the core of the matter, and always does a first-class job. He is also quite brilliant in his drafting, an excellent advocate in the Tribunal, and achieves the best possible results.
Ranked: Tier 1
Sam Neaman - Littleton ChambersA go-to counsel for employment cases, with significant appellant court experience in some very challenging cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Chris Quinn - Littleton ChambersAn experienced junior, offering significant depth of experience and an ability to see the bigger picture from the off. A robust and tenacious advocate!
Ranked: Tier 1
Jeremy Lewis - Littleton ChambersCommitted, tactically aware and tenacious. You know that as an opponent you will have to work hard for every point.
Ranked: Tier 2
Antony Sendall - Littleton ChambersA very commercial and sensible barrister, who does not take bad points and focuses on achieving the right result for the client.
Ranked: Tier 2
Matthew Sheridan - Littleton ChambersHe is excellent. His work is meticulous and he has superb attention to detail. Clients (and leaders) get 100% from him, and he is always ready to go the extra mile. One of the best juniors I have worked with.
Ranked: Tier 2
Lucy Bone - Littleton ChambersA tenacious advocate, who you feel is in your corner. She is on top of all the issues, is a great team player and works to get an excellent outcome for the client.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Davies - Littleton ChambersAn exceptional junior, who fits into any client team and has a good feel for cases. She is able to think strategically and gives very pragmatic and commercially sensible advice. She picks up the esoteric points and is technically brilliant for someone of her call. A real star!
Ranked: Tier 3
Martin Fodder - Littleton ChambersIncredibly thorough, with an eye for detail. He is a team player, has a compendious knowledge of whistleblowing law, and his advocacy style is measured but always persuasive.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ming-Yee Shiu - Littleton ChambersWorks very hard and is excellent for detail.
Ranked: Tier 3
Lydia Banerjee - Littleton ChambersAn excellent barrister, whose advice is straightforward, pragmatic and to the point, and her client manner is superb and support invaluable.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Robson - Littleton ChambersSuperb - an excellent technician, who is always focused on delivering the desired commercial outcome.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Bickford Smith - Littleton ChambersProvides measured advice in complex litigious matters, and works effectively with clients to provide practical solutions. He brings a forensic knowledge to contentious employment disputes, along with a calm and practical approach.
Ranked: Tier 5
Charlene Ashiru - Littleton ChambersKnows the law inside out, inspires confidence in solicitors and clients alike, and is formidable on her feet.
Ranked: Tier 5
Nicholas Goodfellow - Littleton ChambersA real can-do attitude and clearly knows his stuff. Very user friendly and his advice is considered, concise and easy to digest.
Ranked: Tier 5

Financial services regulation

Leading Juniors

Andrew Maguire - Littleton ChambersVery responsive, always willing to go the extra mile and someone who has managed to develop a strong rapport with clients.
Ranked: Tier 2

Fraud: civil

Leading Silks

Jonathan Cohen QC - Littleton ChambersAn excellent advocate with real tactical nous, he is also a very good lawyer - he produces quality written work and clients are rightly impressed by him.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Samek QC - Littleton ChambersA very accomplished client lawyer and he has a tremendous bedside manner, even when imparting hard truths.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Marc Delehanty - Littleton ChambersExtremely bright, hardworking and knows his stuff. Marc is strong on the law and produces good quality work, both on paper and on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nicholas Goodfellow - Littleton ChambersA scrupulous and thorough advocate and a shining light at the junior bar, can't recommend him highly enough.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Halban - Littleton ChambersBright, produces excellent documents, and has a firm but pleasant courtroom manner, he also has a USP: he speaks fluent Russian, meaning that he is a natural choice for the wave of CIS litigation making its way through the Commercial Court at present.
Ranked: Tier 4

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Leading Silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton ChambersA combative advocate who commands the stage in any hearing.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Andrew Maguire - Littleton ChambersHas an excellent eye for detail, is widely regarded for his commercial acumen, and has a good entrepreneurial style to his practice which, within this area particularly, often allows deals to be done where they otherwise would not be.
Ranked: Tier 3
Sam Neaman - Littleton ChambersVery personable but very incisive and on top of the detail, he has a good eye for strategy.
Ranked: Tier 4

Sport Tier 3

Employment is the key strength of Littleton Chambers in the sporting context, with additional expertise in contractual and regulatory issues. Paul Gilroy QC often acts for elite football managers in disputes with their respective football club of employment. David Reade QC primarily represents athletes on employment issues, most notably on Jess Varnish's sex discrimination case against British Cycling and UK Sport. Other key names include Nicholas Siddall QC, who focuses on anti-doping cases, and newly appointed silk John Mehrzad QC, head of the set's sports group, who is advising Cardiff City FC in its financial dispute with FC Nantes concerning the sudden death of footballer Emilano Sala. At the junior level, Sam Neaman acted for the former Head of Medical at Watford FC in a discrimination claim arising from the club's Italian owners hiring only Italian backroom staff.

Rising stars

Grahame Anderson - Littleton ChambersApproachable, unflappable and always available.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Paul Gilroy QC - Littleton ChambersTenacious and collaborative, he is the undisputed leader in the field of manager-club employment issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Reade QC - Littleton ChambersAn excellent advocate who puts clients at ease and gracefully runs rings around his opponents.
Ranked: Tier 2

2019 Silks

Nicholas Siddall QC - Littleton ChambersHis unfailing availability and collaborative nature make him a delight to work with.

2020 Silks

John Mehrzad - Littleton ChambersExceptional and a true heavyweight in his field. Extremely bright and dedicated lawyer, whose attainment of silk this year was richly deserved.

Leading Juniors

Lydia Banerjee - Littleton ChambersVery thorough and diligent. Excellent decision-making skills. More than anything, Lydia understands the practicalities and sensitivities of working in the sports sector.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sam Neaman - Littleton ChambersA very grounded understanding of the sports world which he applies to his very knowledgeable practice. Adaptable and hard working coupled with a very forensic approach to both legal and regulatory issues. A go-to sports lawyer.
Ranked: Tier 2
Marc Delehanty - Littleton ChambersVery down to earth and responsive.
Ranked: Tier 4

Commercial litigation Tier 4

Littleton Chambers is 'a quality outfit with a strong reputation for disputes emanating from Russia and the CIS'. The set has 'an excellent spread of experience and availability' and is noted for its 'good range of talent with some strong mid-level juniors'. Major recent cases include Allergy Therapeutics Ltd v Inflamax Research Inc, where Charles Samek QC and Ashley Cukier acted for Inflamax, and Marc Delehanty was part of the opposing team. Rupert D’Cruz and Alexander Halban, both noted for their Russian language ability, are also representing Valeriy Korotkov in AOS Holdings AG & Ors v Valeriy Korotkov & Ors.

Rising stars

Ashley Cukier - Littleton ChambersAn extremely bright barrister, committed to achieving the right result for the client.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Charles Samek QC - Littleton ChambersStrong tactician, team player, great on his feet, fights for the win.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Reade QC - Littleton ChambersVery effective in putting the case across to the Judge in a straightforward way which is effective and gets results.
Ranked: Tier 5

Jonathan Cohen QC - Littleton Chambers ‘Truly in his clients corner- fights incredibly hard and is relentless in pursuit of the best outcome even in the most difficult cases.

Ranked: Tier 6

2021 Silks

Rupert D'Cruz QCLittleton Chambers ‘He is involved in cases that are demanding and has a great ability to explain difficult points of law succinctly, clearly and persuasively.

Leading Juniors

David Lascelles - Littleton ChambersA great team player, and always prepared to get his hands dirty and help out those instructing him even at short notice.
Ranked: Tier 3
Marc Delehanty - Littleton ChambersStrong on the law and produces good quality work, both on paper and on his feet.
Ranked: Tier 4
Alexander Halban - Littleton ChambersIncredibly impressive junior, he has a sense of judgment that exceeds his call, which means he gets to the heart of the issue - Russian language skills are a plus but as an all-round junior, he has been phenomenal.
Ranked: Tier 5
Sam Neaman - Littleton ChambersUniversally popular, a born winner, he is a boxer and it shows in his advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 5

Offshore

Leading Silks

Adam Solomon QC - Littleton ChambersHe has an excellent advocacy style.
Ranked: Tier 4

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

Leading Silks

Adam Solomon QC - Littleton ChambersExtremely bright and on the ball, he is more than just an advocate - he is the full package.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Carol Davis QC - Littleton ChambersExcellent knowledge of employment law, thorough preparation, leaves no stone unturned.

International arbitration: counsel

2021 Silks

Rupert D'Cruz QC - Littleton ChambersHe has very good commercial judgement, common sense, and up-to-date legal knowledge.

Company and partnership

Littleton Chambers is 'an excellent set, with a number of respected silks' and is particularly noted for its partnership law bench-strength. The group continues to handle partner departures and team moves, in addition to cases involving allegations of harassment and sexual misconduct. With a commercial dispute resolution and employment law background, Jonathan Cohen QC has developed an impressive practice handling partnership break-ups and their associated claims. Head of chambers Gavin Mansfield QC is noted for matters involving lateral hires and contentious exits. For company law instructions, David Lascelles is 'excellent' for director and shareholder disputes.

Partnership - Leading silks

Jonathan Cohen QC - Littleton ChambersHis strength is his immense intellect combined with commercial and strategic acumen.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Reade QC - Littleton ChambersHe combines forensic technical knowledge with big canvas thinking. He is innovative in his approach and is always interested in developing the current law as far as possible to meet his clients' best interests.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gavin Mansfield QC - Littleton ChambersHe is a joy to work with, able to cut through the waffle to drill down to the point and find a sensible resolution.
Ranked: Tier 3

Partnership - 2019 silks

Mohinderpal Sethi QC - Littleton ChambersVery intelligent and explains complex concepts clearly while having an excellent grip on the detail.

Company - Leading juniors

David Lascelles - Littleton ChambersMasters complex issues swiftly and has a great ability to explain them simply to clients. In particular, though, he is always approachable, quick to respond and happy to help.
Ranked: Tier 2

Partnership - Leading juniors

James Bickford Smith - Littleton ChambersHe is able to respond pro-actively to all manner of scenarios and excels at responding to difficult scenarios and difficult clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment

Littleton Chambers' employment law reach extends from its home base in London to the North West of England with 'superb' 2019 silk Nicholas Siddall QC and the 'hard-working' Daniel Northall. In recent instructions of note, Siddall QC acted for the claimant in Lyons v Derwent Holdings Limited, a multi-million-pound High Court case that would consider the Isle of Man test for whistleblowing and the extent to which this differs from the UK Test. In another potential multi-million-pound claim, Northall has been representing the founder, chief executive, and managing director of a care company who, following external investment, alleges they were forced from their posts and removed as directors to allow investors to take control of the company.

2019 Silks

Nicholas Siddall QC - Littleton ChambersNick is superb - his warmth and personability are great assets for this work type. He is decisive, does not sugar coat and is not afraid to tell a client how it is. He is unflappable and very good on his feet. His unfailing availability and collaborative nature make him a delight to work with.

Leading Juniors

Daniel Northall - Littleton ChambersExcellent advocacy style. Hard working - commits significant time/effort to preparation which shows at hearing. Understands he is part of a team with the client.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

Littleton Chambers is highly regarded as an elite employment set, but also covers not just related company, partnership and sports law issues but also a broader gamut of commercial disputes. Sports law specialist John Mehrzad QC is a 2020 silk appointment and Andrew Maguire joined from Outer Temple Chambers (and subsequently was admitted to the Irish Bar).

Testimonials

Clerks:

The clerks are friendly, helpful and accommodating. Senior clerk Jason Drakeford deserves a particular mention.

A very professional service, quick response times and do what they say they will do. Helpful and friendly. Jason Drakeford is exemplary.

All clerks there are approachable, responsive and commercially minded.

Always down to earth and helpful.

An efficient and  responsive clerks room. Always hospitable and pleasant to myself, clients and witnesses whenever I attend chambers for conferences.

Andrew Sargeant is flexible and well organised.

Chambers director Liz Dux is a tour de force. Jason Drakeford and his team are courteous, professional and on-hand to assist.

Chambers’ clerks are very accommodating and helpful. They are reliable when asked for advice on who to use. They take a commercial view on fees.

Clerks are brilliant. Dan and Scott are exceptional.

Clerks are high quality and provide a very good client service. They are good at accommodating solicitor needs and communicate well. They are clear on billing and avoid surprises.

Very helpful and prepared to go the extra mile.

Clerks are very kind and respond within a very reasonable time frame. Scott Hersey is one of the best clerks with whom I have had the pleasure to work.

Dan Woodbridge is a great clerk and has integrity.

Effective and organised.

The clerks are fantastic. They go above and beyond for you and are really helpful and responsive.

The clerks are outstanding and Jason Drakeford in particular. Nothing is too much for them.

Set:

A great set with strength in depth. Highly professional and very willing to provide bespoke training.

An excellent employment and commercial set with depth and breadth of resources and expertise.

An outstanding employment team. Always one of the first calls.

As an employment lawyer, Littleton is my go-to set. All of their counsel are excellent.

Definitely feel that they have strength in depth, which means you can always have confidence in whoever is available if your primary choice is not; we consider the set to be one of the top sets for employment law.

Excellent employment set. Good depth. Good quality. Friendly and easy to deal with.

Excellent set with strong group of counsel, our go to for the majority of work. Our associates really value their training programmes.

Excellent strength in depth in both employment and commercial law.

Excellent, high-quality training seminar series with topical content tailored to practice areas. I value that some training is of a higher level and therefore suitable for partners. Broad strength and depth, with an increasingly high-profile focus on partnership disputes.

Extremely strong on employment and sports, including some of the very top QCs and juniors in these fields.

I find Littleton to be one of the best sets of chambers to work with. There is a good range of high calibre lawyers at all levels. The commercial/employment law crossover is particularly helpful.

Set overviews: England and Wales

Littleton Chambers is highly regarded as an elite employment set, but also covers not just related company, partnership and sports law issues but also a broader gamut of commercial disputes. Sports law specialist John Mehrzad QC is a 2020 silk appointment and Andrew Maguire joined from Outer Temple Chambers (and subsequently was admitted to the Irish Bar).

Testimonials

Clerks:

The clerks are friendly, helpful and accommodating. Senior clerk Jason Drakeford deserves a particular mention.

A very professional service, quick response times and do what they say they will do. Helpful and friendly. Jason Drakeford is exemplary.

All clerks there are approachable, responsive and commercially minded.

Always down to earth and helpful.

An efficient and  responsive clerks room. Always hospitable and pleasant to myself, clients and witnesses whenever I attend chambers for conferences.

Andrew Sargeant is flexible and well organised.

Chambers director Liz Dux is a tour de force. Jason Drakeford and his team are courteous, professional and on-hand to assist.

Chambers’ clerks are very accommodating and helpful. They are reliable when asked for advice on who to use. They take a commercial view on fees.

Clerks are brilliant. Dan and Scott are exceptional.

Clerks are high quality and provide a very good client service. They are good at accommodating solicitor needs and communicate well. They are clear on billing and avoid surprises.

Very helpful and prepared to go the extra mile.

Clerks are very kind and respond within a very reasonable time frame. Scott Hersey is one of the best clerks with whom I have had the pleasure to work.

Dan Woodbridge is a great clerk and has integrity.

Effective and organised.

The clerks are fantastic. They go above and beyond for you and are really helpful and responsive.

The clerks are outstanding and Jason Drakeford in particular. Nothing is too much for them.

Set:

A great set with strength in depth. Highly professional and very willing to provide bespoke training.

An excellent employment and commercial set with depth and breadth of resources and expertise.

An outstanding employment team. Always one of the first calls.

As an employment lawyer, Littleton is my go-to set. All of their counsel are excellent.

Definitely feel that they have strength in depth, which means you can always have confidence in whoever is available if your primary choice is not; we consider the set to be one of the top sets for employment law.

Excellent employment set. Good depth. Good quality. Friendly and easy to deal with.

Excellent set with strong group of counsel, our go to for the majority of work. Our associates really value their training programmes.

Excellent strength in depth in both employment and commercial law.

Excellent, high-quality training seminar series with topical content tailored to practice areas. I value that some training is of a higher level and therefore suitable for partners. Broad strength and depth, with an increasingly high-profile focus on partnership disputes.

Extremely strong on employment and sports, including some of the very top QCs and juniors in these fields.

I find Littleton to be one of the best sets of chambers to work with. There is a good range of high calibre lawyers at all levels. The commercial/employment law crossover is particularly helpful.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Employment

Littleton Chambers' employment law reach extends from its home base in London to the North West of England with 'superb' 2019 silk Nicholas Siddall QC and the 'hard-working' Daniel Northall. In recent instructions of note, Siddall QC acted for the claimant in Lyons v Derwent Holdings Limited, a multi-million-pound High Court case that would consider the Isle of Man test for whistleblowing and the extent to which this differs from the UK Test. In another potential multi-million-pound claim, Northall has been representing the founder, chief executive, and managing director of a care company who, following external investment, alleges they were forced from their posts and removed as directors to allow investors to take control of the company.

2019 Silks

Nicholas Siddall QC - Littleton ChambersNick is superb - his warmth and personability are great assets for this work type. He is decisive, does not sugar coat and is not afraid to tell a client how it is. He is unflappable and very good on his feet. His unfailing availability and collaborative nature make him a delight to work with.

Leading Juniors

Daniel Northall - Littleton ChambersExcellent advocacy style. Hard working - commits significant time/effort to preparation which shows at hearing. Understands he is part of a team with the client.
Ranked: Tier 1

Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Littleton Chambers is highly regarded as an elite employment set, but also covers not just related company, partnership and sports law issues but also a broader gamut of commercial disputes. Sports law specialist John Mehrzad QC is a 2020 silk appointment and Andrew Maguire joined from Outer Temple Chambers (and subsequently was admitted to the Irish Bar).

Testimonials

Clerks:

The clerks are friendly, helpful and accommodating. Senior clerk Jason Drakeford deserves a particular mention.

A very professional service, quick response times and do what they say they will do. Helpful and friendly. Jason Drakeford is exemplary.

All clerks there are approachable, responsive and commercially minded.

Always down to earth and helpful.

An efficient and  responsive clerks room. Always hospitable and pleasant to myself, clients and witnesses whenever I attend chambers for conferences.

Andrew Sargeant is flexible and well organised.

Chambers director Liz Dux is a tour de force. Jason Drakeford and his team are courteous, professional and on-hand to assist.

Chambers’ clerks are very accommodating and helpful. They are reliable when asked for advice on who to use. They take a commercial view on fees.

Clerks are brilliant. Dan and Scott are exceptional.

Clerks are high quality and provide a very good client service. They are good at accommodating solicitor needs and communicate well. They are clear on billing and avoid surprises.

Very helpful and prepared to go the extra mile.

Clerks are very kind and respond within a very reasonable time frame. Scott Hersey is one of the best clerks with whom I have had the pleasure to work.

Dan Woodbridge is a great clerk and has integrity.

Effective and organised.

The clerks are fantastic. They go above and beyond for you and are really helpful and responsive.

The clerks are outstanding and Jason Drakeford in particular. Nothing is too much for them.

Set:

A great set with strength in depth. Highly professional and very willing to provide bespoke training.

An excellent employment and commercial set with depth and breadth of resources and expertise.

An outstanding employment team. Always one of the first calls.

As an employment lawyer, Littleton is my go-to set. All of their counsel are excellent.

Definitely feel that they have strength in depth, which means you can always have confidence in whoever is available if your primary choice is not; we consider the set to be one of the top sets for employment law.

Excellent employment set. Good depth. Good quality. Friendly and easy to deal with.

Excellent set with strong group of counsel, our go to for the majority of work. Our associates really value their training programmes.

Excellent strength in depth in both employment and commercial law.

Excellent, high-quality training seminar series with topical content tailored to practice areas. I value that some training is of a higher level and therefore suitable for partners. Broad strength and depth, with an increasingly high-profile focus on partnership disputes.

Extremely strong on employment and sports, including some of the very top QCs and juniors in these fields.

I find Littleton to be one of the best sets of chambers to work with. There is a good range of high calibre lawyers at all levels. The commercial/employment law crossover is particularly helpful.

The set: Littleton is a leading employment and commercial chambers. The set’s highly regarded team of 52 barristers includes 13 silks, all of whom provide exceptional advice and advocacy to its clients.

Work undertaken:  Littleton members’ practices cover a wide spectrum of work in a number of jurisdictions, including: employment law; business protection (both statutory and High Court); commercial law, incorporating fraud, insolvency, financial services, banking, commercial contracts, share and business sale agreements, shareholder disputes, company and partnership law, disciplinary and regulatory; sports law; injunctions; and mediation and arbitration, civil investigations, international and offshore disputes.

Recruitment: Members of Chambers fund two pupils per year. Chambers are members of the Pupillage Gateway. Placing value not only on the skills of its tenants as advocates and lawyers, but also on their practical and friendly approach, Littleton aims to take on pupils who, in addition to an excellent academic record, show a flair for advocacy and have the strong interpersonal skills necessary to succeed at the modern day Bar.

For more detailed CVs and information about members, news, comments, case reports, webinars, podcasts and contributions to publications, please visit www.littletonchambers.com.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chambers Director Liz Dux ldux@littletonchambers.co.uk 0207 797 8600
Senior Clerk Jason Drakeford Jason@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8623
Head of Chambers MANSFIELD QC, Gavin (2013) ghm@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers BOWERS QC, John (1998) jb@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers BLOCH QC, Selwyn (2000) sb@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers READE QC, David (2006) dr@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers GILROY QC, Paul (2006) pg@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SAMEK QC, Charles (2009) cs@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers ELLENBOGEN QC, Naomi (2010) ne@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers TATTON-BROWN QC, Daniel (2016) dtb@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers COHEN QC, Jonathan (2016) jcohen@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SOLOMON QC, Adam (2018) ASolomon@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SETHI QC, Mohinderpal (2019) MoSethiQC@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers MARTIN QC, Dale (2019) dm@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SIDDALL QC, Nicholas (2019) NSiddall@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers MEHRZAD QC, John (2005) johnmehrzad@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers FODDER, Martin mfodder@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SENDALL, Antony (1984) asendall@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers NEAMAN, Sam (1988) sn@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers MAGUIRE, Andrew amaguire@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers D'CRUZ Rupert (1989) rdc@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers LEWIS, Jeremy (1992) jl@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers QUINN, Chris (1992) cq@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers DAVIS, Carol (1996) cda@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers de SILVA, Niran (1997) nd@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers BONE, Lucy (1999) LBone@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SHERIDAN, Matthew (2000) mss@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SHIU, Ming-Yee (2000) myshiu@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers WYNNE, James (2002) jwy@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers LASCELLES, David (2003) dla@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers PALMER, Martin (2003) martinpalmer@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers NORTHALL, Daniel (2004) DNorthall@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers KEMP, Edward (2005) EKemp@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers ROBSON, Alexander (2006) alexrobson@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers DAVIES, Charlotte (2006) charlottedavies@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers BANERJEE, Lydia (2007) lbanerjee@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers BICKFORD SMITH, James (2008) jbs@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers ASHIRU, Charlene (2008) chawkins@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers HALBAN, Alexander (2009) ahalban@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers GOODFELLOW, Nicholas (2009) NGoodfellow@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers GRAY, Benjamin (2011) BGray@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers DELEHANTY, Marc (2011) MDelehanty@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers HUMPHREYS, Mark (2012) MHumphreys@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers BERRY, Sophia (2012) SBerry@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers ANDERSON, Grahame (2013) GAnderson@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SUSSKIND, Jamie (2013) JS@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers CUKIER, Ashley (2013) ajc@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers LEADBETTER, Georgina (2013) GL@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers BRYAN, Joseph (2015) jwb@littltonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers GREEN, James (2015) jg@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers WILSON, Kieran (2016) kwilson@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers SANDERS, Stuart (2017) ssanders@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
Members of Chambers MATHUR, Anirudh amathur@littletonchambers.co.uk +44 (0) 20 7797 8600
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 Grahame Anderson  photo Grahame Anderson Grahame is an expert trial and appellate advocate in employment and equalities…
 Charlene Ashiru (nee Hawkins)  photo Charlene Ashiru (nee Hawkins) Charlene has extensive experience of all aspects of statutory and contractual employment…
 Bianca Balmelli  photo Bianca Balmelli Bianca joined Littleton in October 2019 on completion of her pupillage. She…
 Lydia Banerjee  photo Lydia Banerjee Lydia practises in commercial law, sports law and employment law. In the…
 Sophia Berry  photo Sophia Berry Sophia has also been instructed on injunction applications in the High Court…
Dr James Bickford Smith  photo Dr James Bickford Smith Commercial, Commercial Chancery, Partnership & Employment law. In particular: 1) international commercial…
 Selwyn Bloch QC photo Selwyn Bloch QC Selwyn Bloch QC is a leading Silk, specialising in business protection (in…
 Lucy Bone  photo Lucy Bone Employment and commercial law specialist with substantial experience in complex and high…
 John Bowers QC photo John Bowers QC Barrister specialising in employment law (individual and collective); discrimination law; pensions law…
 Joseph Bryan  photo Joseph Bryan Junior Barrister, specialising in employment law, commercial litigation and sports law.
 Jonathan Cohen QC photo Jonathan Cohen QC A QC at just 38 years old, Jonathan Cohen has built his…
 Ashley Cukier  photo Ashley Cukier Barrister specialising in commercial work, particularly general commercial litigation, arbitration, insolvency, company,…
 Charlotte Davies  photo Charlotte Davies Charlotte specialises in employment law and commercial litigation. Her employment practice includes…
 Carol Davis  photo Carol Davis With a strong practice covering every area of employment law, Carol has…
 Matthieu De Boisséson  photo Matthieu De Boisséson Door tenant at Littleton Chambers and partner at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier;…
 Niran De Silva  photo Niran De Silva Employment law: all contentious and non-contentious employment matters, in particular in the…
 Marc Delehanty  photo Marc Delehanty Marc represents corporate entities and individuals in civil fraud and asset recovery…
 Naomi Ellenbogen QC photo Naomi Ellenbogen QC Naomi specialises in employment, commercial and professional negligence law. In the employment…
 Martin Fodder  photo Martin Fodder Principal area of practice is employment, all areas including wrongful dismissal/unfair dismissal,…
 Alex Francis  photo Alex Francis
 Paul Gilroy  photo Paul Gilroy Paul Gilroy QC has acted for a stellar list of clients, including…
 Nicholas Goodfellow  photo Nicholas Goodfellow Nick specialises in commercial litigation, and is regularly instructed in high-value, complex…
 Ben Gray  photo Ben Gray Ben has a busy practice with a significant amount of time doing…
 James Green  photo James Green Barrister
Lord Douglas David Hacking  photo Lord Douglas David Hacking Commercial arbitration; extensive experience in litigation and arbitration for 40 years, latterly…
 Alexander Halban  photo Alexander Halban Alexander specialises in commercial dispute resolution, civil fraud and asset tracing, and…
 Mark Humphreys  photo Mark Humphreys Barrister specialising in employment and discrimination matters.
 Edward Kemp  photo Edward Kemp Ed is a trial and appellate lawyer specialising in employment law, discrimination…
 David Lascelles  photo David Lascelles David specialises in litigation arising from high-value commercial contracts, the sale of…
 Georgina Leadbetter  photo Georgina Leadbetter Georgina enjoys appellate work and recently appeared, led by David Reade QC…
 Jeremy Lewis  photo Jeremy Lewis
 Andrew Maguire  photo Andrew Maguire Barrister
 Gavin Mansfield QC photo Gavin Mansfield QC Head of Littleton Chambers. Practice covers employment and discrimination law, partnership disputes…
 Dale Martin QC photo Dale Martin QC Dale Martin QC is one of the UK’s leading specialists in employment…
 Anirudh Mathur  photo Anirudh Mathur Anirudh has a broad practice across commercial, employment and discrimination, sports, international…
 John Mehrzad  photo John Mehrzad
 Sam Neaman  photo Sam Neaman Employment lawyer ‘with a strong commercial leaning’. ‘A real fighter’, best known…
 Daniel Northall  photo Daniel Northall Daniel is an advocate and adviser in his core practice areas of…
 Martin Palmer  photo Martin Palmer Transferred to the Bar after nine years practising as a solicitor, latterly…
 Richard M Perkoff  photo Richard M Perkoff Barrister specialising in general commercial and company law, arbitration and conflict of…
 Chris Quinn  photo Chris Quinn High Court, Employment Tribunal and Arbitration: Employment, Commercial,  Data Protection/ GDPR, Partnership/…
 David Reade QC photo David Reade QC Employment: all areas of both contentious and non-contentious employment law (including EU…
 Alexander Robson  photo Alexander Robson Employment and commercial. Employment: High Court claims relating to contractual duties, employee…
Avv Dr Mauro Rubino-Sammartano  photo Avv Dr Mauro Rubino-Sammartano Associate member.
 Charles Samek QC photo Charles Samek QC Charles Samek is a renowned QC specializing in the fields of general…
 Stuart Sanders  photo Stuart Sanders Commercial and employment law barrister 
 Antony Sendall  photo Antony Sendall Employment law: all aspects including TUPE, discrimination, whistleblowing, equal pay, working time,…
 Mohinderpal Sethi QC photo Mohinderpal Sethi QC Barrister specialising in domestic and cross-border company/commercial, employment, partnership and arbitration. Substantial…
 Matthew Sheridan  photo Matthew Sheridan Matthew’s practice is heavily focused on business competition disputes in the High…
 Ming-Yee Shiu  photo Ming-Yee Shiu Ming-Yee Shiu specialises in commercial litigation, civil fraud, company and employment law,…
 Nicholas Siddall QC photo Nicholas Siddall QC Specialises in employment and industrial relations law. His practice includes significant employment…
 Adam Solomon QC photo Adam Solomon QC Barrister. Practice covers employment law, discrimination, commercial law, public law and human…
 Jamie Susskind  photo Jamie Susskind Jamie practises in Employment & Equalities, Commercial, and Public law. He regularly…
 Daniel Tatton-Brown QC photo Daniel Tatton-Brown QC Barrister specialising in employment, commercial contract law and professional negligence. Notable cases…
 Peter Trepte  photo Peter Trepte Barrister dealing with national and international public procurement, including development work for…
 Kieran Wilson  photo Kieran Wilson Junior Barrister
 James Wynne  photo James Wynne James’ practice covers employment law in both Employment Tribunals and High Court,…
 Rupert d’Cruz photo Rupert d’Cruz Barrister specialising in corporate and shareholder disputes; banking and finance; fraud and…
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Littleton Chambers is committed to principles of equality, diversity and social mobility in our provision of legal services, our recruitment and in our internal management of both staff and members.

Our equality and diversity policies have been developed in accordance with The Bar Standards Equality and Diversity code and we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of equal opportunities best practice. Our Chambers policies include the following: maternity, paternity, and flexible working; equal opportunities, diversity, and harassment; anti-harassment; and reasonable adjustments. We have a dedicated Equality and Diversity Committee who oversee our initiatives and seek new opportunities for us to promote access to the Bar.

Littleton is easily accessible for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues. Our reception area and conferencing facilities can be accessed from street level by an automatic door and lift. Most of our accommodation for tenants is accessible via an internal lift. Chambers also has a dedicated disabled parking space directly outside its main entrance.

Our recent diversity data shows the variety of individuals we have in Chambers: of those who have attended university, 35% were first generation attendees; over 10% are from BAME backgrounds; and 46% of those who attended school in the UK went to a state school. We support the Bar Council’s “Women in Law” pledge and are committed to greater equality across the profession.

Chambers is keen to promote access to the Bar. We will always try to accommodate requests for information and will consider un-assessed mini pupillages from those of less advantaged backgrounds who want to gain an understanding of the Bar, if these form part of our organised initiatives. Our barristers are committed to supporting schemes such as mentoring, visits to schools and sponsoring Bar schools with a higher representation of BAME and underrepresented students. Chambers is proud to participate in the Bar Placement Scheme and some of our members support the Bar Council e-mentoring scheme to aid those seeking to enter the profession who require assistance. Candidates for pupillage and recruitment are assessed solely on grounds of merit and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and sectors of the community.

Littleton is one of the first few Chambers to work in conjunction with Rare, whose contextualised recruitment system is used by us to review applicants for pupillage in respect of a candidate’s social economic background. Such initiatives are all part of our commitment to improve diversity at the Bar in the longer term and to ensure it is more reflective of the society we live in. We understand that not every candidate’s achievements look the same on paper. At Littleton, our aim is to recruit the best people from every background.


CLIENT: Nick Ralph
COMPANY/FIRM: Kingsley Napley
TESTIMONIAL: I have been working with Littleton Chambers for over 20 years. I continue to be impressed by the level of service and willingness to go the extra mile. There are some very good barristers at Littleton – “horses for all courses” whether it’s tough advocacy or advice that you feel is the highest authority on a point. In lockdown, Chambers have been very good at providing online training. But I am looking forward to restrictions being lifted and being able to attend one of Littleton’s very enjoyable learning/networking events in person.


CLIENT: Elizabeth Lang
COMPANY/FIRM: Bird & Bird
TESTIMONIAL: Littleton Chambers is my first port of call when I need counsel. The clerks are efficient and very helpful in getting us the right support. Many of the barristers are well known to us and provide excellent support at all levels, from the most complex issues to more straightforward cases and we very often work as a team from an early stage. They are always willing to support us by collaborating in client events such as mock injunctions and debates and we are often offered training in difficult legal matters which is highly appreciated.


CLIENT: Hamish Cameron Blackie
COMPANY/FIRM: GBH Law Limited
TESTIMONIAL: Littleton Chambers should be regarded as the best, friendliest, client focussed, solicitor focussed, chambers undertaking civil, and particularly employment, work in London. Led by example by Jason Drakeford, the clerking team is communicative, ever-helpful and obliging. They understand what busy solicitors require. The clerks’ excellence and approach to work is matched by the personality and expertise of the barristers they serve. At the lower end, the barristers are keen to impress without any display of arrogance. At the upper end, they are all acknowledged experts, confident, but charming to deal with. Couldn’t be bettered.


CLIENT: Catriona Watt
COMPANY/FIRM: Fox & Partners
TESTIMONIAL: Littleton Chambers is our “go to” Chambers for employment work, particularly business protection and senior level employment and partnership disputes. From the first point of contact with the clerks, we consistently receive responsive, prompt and specialist service tailored to the particular needs of the matter. The clerks are always interested in finding the right barrister at the appropriate level with the particular specialism for the job. Across the board, the barristers we instruct at Littleton feel like an extension of our team and understand the requirements of our clients which is often specialist, nuanced, sensitive and time critical advice. They make themselves available when we need them and give top notch advice and service every time.


CLIENT: Clare Murray and Sarah Chilton
COMPANY/FIRM: CM Murray
TESTIMONIAL: Littleton are our first choice for all matters with complex employment and partnership law aspects. They have a unique crossover expertise and commercial understanding in both areas, with an extremely collaborative and down-to-earth approach.

We regularly work with Jonathan Cohen QC, Gavin Mansfield QC, David Reade QC, Selwyn Bloch QC and Mohinderpal Sethi QC, Ming-Yee Shiu, Charlotte Davies, Nicholas Goodfellow, Grahame Anderson and James Green. They are consistently superb at all levels.

The Littleton clerks go out of their way to meet the needs of our clients and firm. They are proactive and responsive, ensuring that we are fully supported at all times.