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Chambers of Gavin Mansfield QC

3 KING'S BENCH WALK NORTH, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7HR, ENGLAND
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Littleton Chambers (Chambers of Gavin Mansfield QC), Naomi Ellenbogen QC, London, ENGLAND

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Naomi Ellenbogen QC

Tel:
Work 020 7797 8600
Email:
Web:
www.littletonchambers.com
Littleton Chambers (Chambers of Gavin Mansfield QC)

Position

Naomi specialises in employment, commercial and professional negligence law. In the employment field, she deals with a wide range of employment litigation in courts, tribunals and mediation, and appears in all appellate Courts and Tribunals up to and including the Supreme Court. Principal areas of court work include claims arising during the currency and on termination of the employment relationship, in particular: injunctions; misuse of confidential information; restrictive covenants and garden leave clauses; breaches of contract and fiduciary duty; and bonus entitlements. Tribunal work (for claimants and respondents) includes all forms of discrimination (including equal pay claims); TUPE; whistleblowing and redundancy. Naomi has particular expertise in complex, sensitive and long-running discrimination claims. She provides representation in internal and professional disciplinary hearings, as well as conducting internal hearings in disciplinary matters, both nationally and internationally. Naomi was appointed as the independent reviewer of the BBC’s On-Air Review; its proposed new pay framework for ‘on-air’ roles. She conducted the independent inquiry into bullying and harassment in the House of Lords, publishing her report on 10 July 2019: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/house-of-lords-commission/2017-19/ellenbogen-report.pdf.

Naomi is an experienced accredited mediator and also provides representation in mediations. Notable reported cases include: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v Ahmed and others and conjoined appeals [2019] IRLR 327 (CA), [2018] ICR 921 (EAT), establishing the correct approach to the use of multiple claim forms under rules 9 and 6 of the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure; Essop & others v The Home Office (UK Border Agency) [2017] 1 WLR 1343 (SC), [2015] IRLR 724 (CA), a seminal case on how to establish indirect discrimination; D v P [2016] ICR 688 (CA) and Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey [2016] EWCA Civ 87, establishing the correct approach to the grant of injunctive relief in restrictive covenant cases; Basildon & Thurrock NHS Foundation Trust v Weerasinghe [2016] ICR 305 (EAT), determining the correct approach to claims asserting discrimination because of something arising in consequence of a disability, contrary to section 15 of the Equality Act 2010; ESL Fuels Ltd v Fletcher & another [2013] EWHC 3726 (Ch.D), in which Naomi successfully resisted injunctive relief to prevent the Defendant from trading, allegedly through misuse of a trade secret; and numerous appearances, from 2008 onwards, in the Court of Appeal and EAT addressing test issues in mass equal pay litigation across the country, e.g. North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust v Fox & Potter (Fox Nos. 1 and 2 and Potter Nos. 1 to 3) and Hurst v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust [2009] IRLR 452 (CA). Naomi’s full CV may be downloaded at http://www.littletonchambers.com/barrister/naomi-ellenbogen-qc/.  

Career

Called 1992 (Gray's Inn). Accredited mediator 2006. Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2010. Barrister Vice-Chairman, Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Standards Board 2011 – 2015. Bencher of Gray’s Inn 2014. Joint Head of Littleton Chambers 2014 – 2018. Appointed a member of the Bar Standards Board 2015. Appointed Vice-Chair of the Bar Standards Board 2016. Appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court 2016. Appointed a Deputy High Court Judge 2017.

Member

ELBA; COMBAR; PNBA; TECBAR.

Education

Oxon (MA Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Music; travel; theatre; sailing.


London Bar

Employment

Within: Leading Silks

Naomi Ellenbogen QC - Littleton Chambers ‘ Forceful, lucid and articulate advocate, superbly prepared, organised and clear-thinking. ’

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