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UK 2023
London (Firms) Employment
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Band 2

6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by GQ|Littler

Our approach 

GQ|Littler is a leading specialist employment law firm for employers. Since its foundation in 2010, the firm has gone from strength to strength attracting a team of 35 top of the class lawyers across London and Dublin which equals or exceeds the employment law capability of most full-service City firms in size, experience and expertise.

Principal areas of work

GQ|Littler is an expert in advising on all employment law issues from complex change projects, M&A support, litigation (High Court and Employment Tribunal) and senior dismissals, to everyday employee relations issues.

The firm has expertise in relation to:

  • Complex multi-jurisdictional HR projects
  • High Court litigation related to any people issues in the workplace including disputes with contractors, restrictive covenants, confidential information, poaching and team moves
  • High-value Employment Tribunal litigation including discrimination and whistle-blowing
  • Employment law aspects of M&A transactions, outsourcing, insourcing and off-shoring
  • Business restructuring and large-scale redundancy programmes
  • Executive/senior employee hiring and firing
  • Data protection & workplace technology
  • Trade union, industrial relations, collective bargaining and Works Council issues
  • Employee incentives and share schemes
  • Employment Tax, including IR35 expertise
  • Business Immigration
  • Mental health in the workplace
  • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Employment law training

Chambers Review

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Employment: Employer - London (Firms)
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Band 2
What the team is known for

GQ|Littler is a highly experienced boutique employment law firm offering expert advice to large financial services clients and other high-profile organisations. The firm has a deep bench of practitioners and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, with marked success in complex litigation. It is also adept at handling bonus disputes and team moves. The firm is able to assist clients with a range of cross-border and international matters, drawing upon the global expertise of the Littler network.

Work Highlights

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  • GQ|Littler defended Elo Touch Solutions in an Employment Tribunal claim brought by a senior employee in which unfair dismissal and sex, race and disability discrimination were alleged.

Notable Practitioners

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Philip Cameron
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Philip Cameron
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Band 2

Philip Cameron has broad experience in employment law and is recognised for his work on industrial relations issues. He is particularly recognised for his authoritative advice on matters relating to trade union recognition.

"Philip is a great partner to us, and always provides practical, commercial and timely advice."

"Philip Cameron has an excellent strategic approach. He sees the angles to explore to deliver the right result for the client."

Paul Quain
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Paul Quain
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Band 2

Paul Quain is GQ|Littler's senior partner. He draws widespread acclaim for his sophisticated practice advising employers on a broad array of disputes. He routinely advises clients on whistle-blowing, discrimination and harassment claims.

"Paul is exceptional. He is a capable of being a true adviser in the most difficult circumstances."

Sophie Vanhegan
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Sophie Vanhegan
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Band 4

Sophie Vanhegan frequently advises employers on matters including TUPE, restrictive covenants and discrimination claims. She is commended for her knowledge of the financial services sector.

"Sophie is excellent and my go-to person. She has supported us with some complex employee relations cases. She provides considered expert support."

Raoul Parekh
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Raoul Parekh
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Band 5

Raoul Parekh stands out for his ability to advise client on all manner of workplace issues including internal investigations and team moves. His client base is varied and includes employers operating in the financial services and technology sectors.

"Raoul is exemplary in how he handles matters for us, how he triages his team and how he translates complex legal matters to members of our senior team when required. I feel in safe hands knowing Raoul and his team are supporting our business."

"He is very intelligent, completely client-oriented and everything is possible when you work with them."

Cerys Williams
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Cerys Williams
5
Band 5

Cerys Williams comes recommended for her ability to provide clients with strategic commercial employment advice.

"Cerys Williams is excellent. She is my go-to employment partner. She is technically excellent, able to explain complex legal issues in clear terms and is very commercial."

"She is very good and works very hard for her clients."

Caroline Baker
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Caroline Baker
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Up and Coming

Caroline Baker is a skilled solicitor who is able to advise global companies on their employment matters. Her practice spans the full gamut of employment law, and she regularly advises employers on everything from corporate support to tribunal claims.

"Caroline is extremely knowledgeable. I have full confidence in her advice and her work is exceptional."

"Caroline understands our organisation and provides timely clear guidance and support for the HR team."

Ranked Lawyers at
GQ|Littler

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Paul Quain
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Paul Quain
2
Band 2
Sophie Vanhegan
4
Sophie Vanhegan
4
Band 4
Cerys Williams
5
Cerys Williams
5
Band 5
Raoul Parekh
5
Raoul Parekh
5
Band 5
Caroline Baker
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Caroline Baker
U
Up and Coming
Employment: Employer: Industrial Relations

Philip Cameron
2
Philip Cameron
2
Band 2

Members

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Alison Sneddon

Ben Rouse

Ben Smith

Chris Coombes

Daniel Pollard

Darren Isaacs

Deborah Margolis

Emily Partridge

James Champness

Jessica Lim

Jon Gilligan

Josephine Rendall-Neal

Kate Potts

Kate Richards

Laura Lobb

Lisa Coleman

Megan Todd-Jones

Nicola James

Richard Harvey

Sanika Karandikar

Clients

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Buzzacott LLP

Clearbank

Commerzbank AG

DC Advisory

E A Gibson Shipbrokers Limited

GC Rieber Shipping: Shearwater GeoServices (Shearwater)

Mercer

Morgan Sindall Group plc

Omnipresent

Time Inc

Wilsons Solicitors LLP

Industries

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Financial services

Healthcare and pharmaceutical

IT/Technology

Luxury goods

Professional services

Transport and shipping

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