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Chambers & Partners puts GQ|Littler among Top 20 employment law firms in the UK

Chambers & Partners puts GQ|Littler among Top 20 employment law firms in the UK

Press Release  5 November 2018

Guide says GQ|Littler

  • offers a ‘deep bench of practitioners’ and has ‘marked success in complex litigation’
  • is noted for its ability to ‘assist clients on a range of cross-border and international matters’

31 October 2019: Chambers & Partners, one of the leading legal directories, today published its guide to the leading UK law firms, ranking GQ|Littler as one of the top 20 firms for employment in the UK and describing it as a “Highly experienced boutique employment law firm”.  The firm is noted for the strength of its team, its success in complex litigation and its ability to handle cross-border and international work.   

GQ|Littler’s entry says:

What the team is known for

Highly experienced boutique employment law firm offering expert advice to large financial services clients and other high-profile organisations. Deep bench of practitioners handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, with marked success in complex litigation. Also adept at handling bonus disputes and team moves. Able to assist clients on a range of cross-border and international matters.


A client notes: "I think they are a strong team which offers commercial advice and takes the time to understand how our business works."

"The team are excellent at providing targeted and general employment advice in a practical and pragmatic manner," says a source.

Work highlight

Advised Commerzbank on its defence of two high-value employment tribunal claims brought by separate senior employees.

Notable practitioners

Paul Quain is highly praised by interviewees, with one calling him a "class act, a very good litigator and a genuinely personable lawyer." Others recommend him because "he provides clear, concise analysis of an issues as well as the road map to the solution." He advises on a full range of issues but is especially noted for his disputes work.

Sophie Vanhegan is "extremely hard-working with fantastic knowledge and is a total pleasure to work with," according to a client. She advises on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters.