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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)

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.

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

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

Richard Harvey

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

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

Daniel Pollard

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

Cerys Williams

"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

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

Philip Cameron

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

Hannah Mahon

"Hannah is really on the ball and is all over the detail. She gives pragmatic advice and has a razor-sharp commercial mind." (Chambers and Partners 2022)

Caroline Baker

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

David Cohen

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

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

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

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

Natasha Adom
Training Director

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.

Lisa Rix
Senior Associate

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

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

”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.

Edward Belam
Senior Associate

Ed enjoys supporting VC investments and corporate transactions (especially those with a TUPE element), identifying associated employment risks and advising on how to mitigate them.

Mark Callaghan

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

Chris Coombes

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

Ben Smith

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

Megan Todd-Jones

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

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

Sanika Karandikar

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

Ben Rouse

Ben has experience across all areas of employment law.

Josephine Rendall-Neal

Josephine is a native French speaker and advises in both French and English.

Asher Iduoze

Asher works across a range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters, mostly with an international element.

Elliott Lauder

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

Hannah supports the team in all areas of the business.

Emily Bacon

Ross Kennedy
Immigration Consultant

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

Natalie Davies
HR Manager

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

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 & Operations Director

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

Georgia Adumata
Marketing Manager

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

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 Executive

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

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