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Meet the Team

Talented, creative and approachable people with real commercial understanding

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Paul Quain
Senior Partner

A founder of GQ|Littler and an experienced litigator, who is described as "commercial and technically impressive" while "his knowledge and attention to detail are second to none." (Chambers and Partners)

Jon Gilligan
Managing Partner

A founder of GQ|Littler who "helps clients find the optimal solutions" (Chambers and Partners). He also has responsibility for the management of the firm.

Darren Isaacs
Partner

Darren co-leads the firm’s international practice development team and is an expert on cross-border HR projects.

Richard Harvey
Partner

Richard co-leads the firm's international practice team and advises clients across a wide range of sectors, in the UK and overseas.

Niall Pelly
Partner & Head of Dublin Office

Niall leads the firm’s Irish office and has been recognised as “an absolute standout adviser” on all aspects of Irish employment law.

Sophie Vanhegan
Partner

A partner who is "thorough and astute" (Chambers and Partners 2018) and specialises in complex employment litigation.

Daniel Pollard
Partner

Daniel advises on a range of complex and high-value issues and has particular expertise in restructuring, M&A and data privacy.

Cerys Williams
Partner

Hannah Mahon
Partner

Hannah has broad experience and a particular interest in gender pay and diversity issues. She leads the firm's 'knowhow' function, keeping clients and the team informed of legal developments.

Raoul Parekh
Partner

Raoul enjoys getting to know clients’ businesses well and using that knowledge to help them solve employment law and HR issues efficiently.

Philip Cameron
Partner

A partner who has tremendous litigation, trade union and in-house HR experience.

Caroline Baker
Partner

A commercial, solutions-focused lawyer who has particular experience in the financial services sector.

David Cohen
Partner (Consultant)

David is an expert in all aspects of employee share schemes.

Vanessa Ganguin
Partner (Consultant)

Vanessa is one of the most highly regarded experts in immigration law, with over 20 years' specialist experience in her field.

Dan Pipe
Partner (Consultant)

Dan has broad experience of tax and transactional support law with a particular focus on employee and partnership/LLP tax issues.

Huw Price
Partner (Consultant)

Huw has more than 18 years’ experience as a specialist employment lawyer and prides himself on providing a responsive service with a commitment to delivering value.

Nicole Woolf
Senior Counsel (Consultant)

A seasoned employment lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience who provides commercial responses to her client’s legal needs.

Natasha Adom
Senior Counsel

An expert in handling complex employment disputes and managing high value employment litigation.

Kate Potts
Senior Associate

Kate is experienced in advising employers on litigation, corporate transactions and day-to-day HR advisory work. She has a particular interest in diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Deborah Margolis
Associate

”Deborah is a pleasure to work with proactive, pragmatic and most importantly commercial. She understands my business and gives me practical legal advice that I can actually implement” General Counsel, international software company.

Lisa Rix
Associate

Lisa specialises in all areas of employment law from defending high-value tribunal claims to advising employers on their data protection obligations.

Dónall Breen
Associate

An associate who is dual qualified in the Republic of Ireland with broad experience and whom clients praise for his helpfulness and energy.

Mark Callaghan
Associate

Mark is an associate who works across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Chris Coombes
Associate

Chris joined GQ|Littler in April 2020 as an associate, having trained and qualified at international law firm Baker McKenzie.

Ben Smith
Associate

Ben works across the breadth of GQ|Littler’s practice with a particular interest in discrimination and equality law.

Kate Richards
Associate

Kate works across all areas of employment law, including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Sanika Karandikar
Associate

Sanika has experience across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation and transactional support.

Ross Kennedy
Immigration Consultant

Ross has an expert understanding of the UK's point-based system and compliance regime for employer sponsors, advising corporate clients of all sizes, from start-ups, SMEs and charitable or religious organisations to large multinationals.

Elliott Lauder
Paralegal

Elliott is the Paralegal at GQ|Littler providing a valuable service to all aspects of the business, from the partners and associates to the support team.

Suzanne Moore
Billing & Credit Control Manager

Suzanne manages the day-to-day running of the firm with a particular focus on finance and HR.

Monica Lee
Finance Manager

Monica oversees the day-to-day running of the finances of the firm.

Charmaine Franklin
Accounts Payable

Charmaine handles finance related queries and bank account reconciliation for the firm.

Carolyn Revell
Partners' PA

Carolyn is a highly-experienced personal assistant who supports the partners and helps manage the office.

Ursula Bosworth
Marketing Director

Ursula manages the firm's marketing function and has many years' experience in professional services firms.

Nicola France
Business Development Executive

A Business Development Consultant who works with GQ|Littler to create sales opportunities though delivering qualified new business sales leads, building sales pipelines and building brand awareness.

Sophia Cheraitia
Marketing Assistant

Sophia is the marketing assistant at GQ|Littler supporting the firm’s marketing and business development campaigns/functions.

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