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Littleton Chambers

Commercial Dispute Resolution

5 ranked barristersBand 5London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Littleton Chambers has a highly creditable domestic and international commercial dispute resolution practice. Its barristers are recognised for their involvement in widely publicised cases, as evidenced by their representation of Nick Candy in a £1.5 billion dispute over an alleged breach of agreement over the sale of the UK’s most expensive residential property. Other examples of their work include defending Mr Yurov against claims of embezzlement in a USD1 billion case brought by the National Bank Trust. With an impressive record across the market, the barristers are often called upon to represent clients before the highest courts.

Client service:

"The clerks, led by Jason Drakeford, are brilliant, as they go above and beyond the call of duty and are always helpful." "They are very good and highly responsive." "The clerks are efficient and easy to deal with."

Strengths:

Adam Solomon QC
"To the point, pragmatic, user-friendly and approachable." "He is responsive, commercial and charming, but tough when he needs to be."
Recent work: Acted for ESL Fuels in its claim against Stephen Fletcher and Prema Energy for breach of contract and breach of confidence.

Strengths:

Alexander Halban
"Very smart and responsive, he is a rising star of the Bar." "He cross-examines well, makes strong points and is much in demand as he speaks Russian."
Recent work: Acted for Mr Yurov in defence of a USD1 billion case brought by the National Bank Trust, of which he was a former shareholder, which claimed that he and other shareholders had embezzled bank money using artificial transactions and offshore companies, which they controlled.

Strengths:

Charles Samek QC
"A sophisticated advocate who is good on the detail." "He is clever and willing to go the extra mile."
Recent work: Acted for Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani in a case brought by BNP Paribas regarding the provision of swap financing in relation to the construction of a massive waste disposal and regeneration plant in Italy.

Strengths:

David Lascelles
"Very legally astute and persuasive." "He picks out the salient points and has a great manner with clients."
Recent work: Successfully acted as sole counsel for the property billionaire Nick Candy and his company Candy & Candy, in defence of a £1.5 billion claim brought by Michael Antony Brown, who alleged breach of an agreement to sell the UK’s most expensive residential property.

Strengths:

Jonathan Cohen QC
"An incredible barrister who is highly tenacious." "He has a good manner in court and is very persuasive."
Recent work: Acted for Domestic & General Insurance in its claim against two rogue trader businesses for targeting its customers and making fraudulent misrepresentation to them in order to obtain their custom.

Commercial Dispute Resolution Department

Littleton Chambers

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Department location

3 King's Bench Walk North

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 7HR

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Adam Solomon QC
Band 4
Charles Samek QC
Band 3
Jonathan Cohen QC
Band 3

Juniors

London (Bar)

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Alexander Halban
Band 5
David Lascelles
Band 3