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Meet the Team

Talented, creative and approachable people with real commercial understanding

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Paul Quain
Senior Partner
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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)

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

Jon Gilligan
Managing Partner
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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
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Darren works on complex international and cross-border HR projects, international business restructurings, as well as HR aspects of mergers & acquisitions.

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

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

Daniel Pollard
Partner
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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
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"Cerys Williams is excellent; highly commercial, very strong technically, a great negotiator. She’s very client delivery-focused and also great fun to work with." (Legal 500, 2022)

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

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

Nicola James
Partner
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Nicola specialises in complex and international transactions including multi-jurisdictional carve outs, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcings, business transfers and reorganisations.

Laura Lobb
Partner
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Laura has over 14 years' experience advising on the employment aspects of commercial transactions.

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

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

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

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

Natasha Adom
Training Director
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An expert in handling complex employment disputes and managing high value employment litigation.

Stephanie Compson
Professional Support Lawyer
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A senior lawyer, Stephanie brings a unique set of skills and experiences from private practice and her time as a senior in-house public lawyer.

Joanna Miskelly
Compliance Manager
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A senior lawyer, Joanna brings varied experience of regulatory and compliance landscapes to her role managing the firm’s compliance and regulatory responsibilities.

Kate Potts
Senior Associate
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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.

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

Alison Sneddon
Senior Associate
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Alison is a Senior Associate who advises across a range cross-border matters with a particular interest in international financial services regulatory investigations.

Deborah Margolis
Senior Associate
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”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.

Alison Finn
Senior Associate
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James Champness
Senior Associate
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James works across all areas of employment law, with a focus on general advisory work and transactional support.

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

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

Megan Todd-Jones
Associate
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Megan has experience advising NHS trusts, clients in the retail, construction, financial services and education sectors on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law.

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

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

Ben Rouse
Associate
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Ben has experience across all areas of employment law.

Josephine Rendall-Neal
Associate
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Josephine is a native French speaker and advises in both French and English.

Jessica Lim
Associate
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Jessica has experience working across all areas of employment law, including advisory, litigation and transactional matters, and has experience working on multi-jurisdictional matters.

Emily Partridge
Associate
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Emily works across all areas of employment law including advisory, litigation, and transactional support and is experienced in advising on international projects.

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

Hannah Drury
Paralegal
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Hannah supports the team in all areas of the business.

Melani Baines
Paralegal
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Melani supports the lawyers and provides assistance across all areas of employment law.

Ross Kennedy
Immigration Consultant
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Ross has a sound reputation as a safe pair of hands for personal and business immigration.

Natalie Davies
HR Manager
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Natalie manages the HR function, providing support to partners and employees within the firm.

Masuma Aksoy
HR Assistant
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Suzanne Moore
Billing & Credit Control Manager
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Suzanne manages the invoicing for the firm.

Monica Lee
Finance Manager
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Monica oversees the day-to-day running of the finances of the firm.

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

Ursula Bosworth
Marketing & Operations Director
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Ursula manages the firm's marketing function and has many years' experience in professional services firms.

Liane Ramsay
Executive Assistant
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Liane provides full administrative support at all levels as well as organising internal and client training and social events.

Megan Fell
PA & Operations Assistant
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Megan provides support to the lawyers at the firm, as well as supporting our Operations function in managing the office.

Georgia Adumata
Marketing Manager
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Georgia has a broad range of marketing and business development experience.

Sophia Cheraitia
Marketing Executive
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Sophia is the marketing executive at GQ|Littler supporting the firm’s marketing and business development campaigns/functions.

Nicola France
Business Development Executive
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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.