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Number of partners: 7
Number of other fee-earners 14


Paul Quain, Jon Gilligan

THE FIRM GQ|Littler is the leading specialist law firm for employers in the UK. Previously known as GQ Employment Law, the firm is part of Littler, the worldfs largest employment law firm with over 1,500 lawyers in 80 offices worldwide, providing a single source solution to international businesses.

Offering risk-based contentious and non-contentious advice, GQ|Littlerfs legal expertise includes employment, immigration, employee tax and incentives. Its client base spans a wide range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, professional services and luxury goods, in the UK and internationally.

Since its launch in 2010 by ex-Linklaters lawyers Jon Gilligan and Paul Quain, GQ|Littler has grown to a team of 21 lawyers which equals or exceeds the employment law capability of most full-service City firms in size, experience and expertise.
The firm's approach includes:
■ Top quality, partner-led advice
■ Lawyers with a proven track record of handling the most demanding and complex issues
■ A highly responsive service
■ A genuine commitment to alternative fee structures
■ A partnering style that focuses on each clientfs individual risk appetite and culture
■ A rewarding and liberating environment for ambitious and entrepreneurial lawyers to develop


The firm has particular expertise in relation to:
■ High Court litigation relating to restrictive covenants, confidential information, poaching and team moves
■ High-value Employment Tribunal litigation
■ Business restructuring and redundancy programmes
■ Executive/senior employee hiring and firing
■ International HR projects
■ Employment law aspects of M&A transactions, outsourcing, insourcing and off-shoring
■ Pay and bonuses
■ Employee incentives and share schemes
■ Immigration
■ Trade union and industrial relations issues

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 19 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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