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Chambers & Partners puts GQ|Littler among Top 25 employment law firms in the UK

Chambers & Partners puts GQ|Littler among Top 25 employment law firms in the UK

Press Release - October 2019

One of the leading directories Chambers & Partners, published its guide to the leading UK law firms, ranking GQ|Littler as one of the top 25 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, drawing upon the global expertise of the Littler network.
 
Strengths 

"They are an extremely practical team that delivers things at a very high standard and does so in a very approachable way," a source notes.
 
Clients describe this as "a very good team with a very friendly, consultative and collaborative approach."
 
Work highlights 

Acted for Airsys in a High Court claim against two former senior executives in relation to issues of breach of fiduciary duty and confidential information.
 
Notable practitioners
 
Paul Quain draws widespread acclaim for his sophisticated practice advising employers on a broad array of disputes, including team moves, discrimination and TUPE matters. Interviewees variously describe him as "a real expert on the law who is astute, responsive and ultra-pragmatic," and someone who "by dint of his great experience has an ability to look at matters from a very tactical perspective."
 
Sophie Vanhegan comes recommended as "a very attentive, intelligent and practical" lawyer who "is able to see the big picture and recognise that there's more than just a legal risk involved for employers." She frequently advises employers on matters including team moves, injunctions and restrictive covenants.