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Chambers of Gavin Mansfield QC
Littleton Chambers


Barrister specialising in domestic and cross-border company/commercial, employment, partnership and arbitration. Substantial experience of appearing in ultra high value claims in the High Court, tribunals and on appeal for and against international banks and other City institutions particularly involving all forms of asset and business protection. Recent high profile matters include leading cases on: financial scandals relating to Libor, Forex, HBOS Reading Branch (Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group); injunctions restraining beaches of restrictive covenants, confidential information, fiduciary duties including team moves (BGC Switzerland v Tullett Prebon); multi-million pound bonus and share option claims (GFI v Tullett Prebon); anti-strike injunctions (Balfour Beatty v Unite); business transfers under TUPE (CWU v RMG); senior executive whistleblowing (Masterton v Lloyds Banking Group); landmark discrimination claims (MOD v DeBique); the ‘Border Checks’ scandal (Brodie Clark v Home Office); and misuse of social media (Crisp v Apple). Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel). For a comprehensive CV visit:


Silk 2019; Called 1996, Middle Temple; QC in March 2019; The Queen Mother’s Scholar (the premier Inn scholarship); The Malcolm Wright Prize winner; Harmsworth Major Entrance Exhibitioner. Publications of note: Editorial Board Member of ‘ELA Briefing’; author of several leading publications including ‘Employment Tribunal Remedies’ (Fourth edition, OUP), ‘Termination of Employment’ (Bloomsbury Professional) and Springboard Injunctions (PLC).


Punjabi; Hindi; French.


ELA, ILS, ELBA (former Treasurer and current Secretary), APP, ARDL, COMBAR, LCLCBA, PNBA.


Wadham College, University of Oxford (MA Hons Jurisprudence). Wadham Scholar.


Young family, hiking, opera, tennis and photography.

Lawyer Rankings

Middle East: The English Bar > Commercial

(Leading silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Mohinderpal Sethi QCLittleton ChambersA go-to employment barrister – he exudes confidence and is extremely knowledgeable.

Littleton Chambers‘ reputation for London employment law carries through to a number of practitioners having expertise in this space in the DIFC and ADGM. Edward Kemp is instructed to defend in what is understood to be the first whistle-blowing claim in the DIFC courts, as well as handling equally novel commercial matters, while Mohinderpal Sethi QC‘s workload has included a number of highly sensitive cases concerning the free zone’s most prestigious financial and professional services firms. In addition to those areas of expertise, James Bickford Smith  is active in company and partnership matters.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Mohinderpal Sethi QCLittleton ChambersA hard-working and energetic advocate, who is able to deal with claims ranging from discrimination and restrictive covenants to complex jurisdictional points with a punchy and clear advocacy style. Great client care skills and easy to work with.