Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - London (Bar)
Charlene Ashiru is a strong advocate and a client-friendly barrister who enjoys a varied caseload which covers employment claims relating to discrimination, unfair dismissal and whistle-blowing.
Strengths: "She is bright, diligent, responsive, commercial and pragmatic, and she is not afraid to tell you what you do not want to hear." "She is very knowledgeable about the law but she is also commercial and very personable. She offers an all-round high level of service and she is very responsive."
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Employment and Commercial
Charlene has extensive experience of all aspects of statutory and contractual employment law. She is instructed by claimants and respondents at all stages of proceedings in the High Court, Employment Tribunals and Appellate Courts. She is regularly sought out for complex, multi-day unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing and/or TUPE cases, as well as business protection cases involving team moves and breach of restrictive covenants.
Charlene’s commercial litigation practice covers a wide spectrum of commercial law and procedure, including international disputes involving conflict of laws, commercial contract, directors’ and fiduciary duties and commercial agency, as well as disputes involving confidential information and intellectual property. She is adept at getting to grips with complex facts quickly and finding the approach that best fits the client’s commercial interests, both legally and tactically. Charlene is regularly instructed in matters in the High Court, County Courts and international arbitrations, as well as in relation to general advisory work and large-scale disclosure exercises involving issues of privilege.
Charlene obtained a first-class law degree from Oxford University and LL.M from University of Toronto. She joined Littleton in 2010 following a successful pupillage.
COMBAR; ACIArb; ELA, ELBA
Outside of work Charlene enjoys travelling, scuba diving and yoga.