Chambers & Partners puts GQ|Littler among Top 27 employment law firms in the UK

Chambers & Partners puts GQ|Littler among Top 27 employment law firms in the UK


Press Release - 23 October 2020

One of the leading directories Chambers & Partners, published its guide to the leading UK law firms, ranking GQ|Littler as one of the top 27 firms for employment in the UK and describing it as "a highly experienced boutique employment law firm." The firm is recognised for its success in complex litigation, industrial relations experience and cross-border and international work. Clients report that our lawyers "have commerciality and responsiveness in abundance, as well as great client care."

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 with a range of cross-border and international matters, drawing upon the global expertise of the Littler network.

Strengths

Clients characterise the firm as "a true employment specialist providing commercial and pragmatic advice."

Others note that the team is "very solutions-driven with a great network across other locations."

Interviewees report that the lawyers "have commerciality and responsiveness in abundance, as well as great client care."

Work highlights

Acted for the London branch of Commerzbank defending a high-value employment tribunal claim brought by a senior employee involving whistle-blowing, sex, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

Notable practionioners

Hannah Mahon is esteemed for her employment tribunal litigation experience. She regularly assists clients with unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. "She's very strategic in her thinking and a pleasure to work with." "Her strengths are her technical knowledge and responsiveness."
 
Paul Quain draws widespread acclaim for his sophisticated practice advising employers on a broad array of disputes. He routinely advises clients on whistle-blowing, discrimination and harassment claims. "He's extremely experienced and astute." "He's an extremely reliable, commercial practitioner."
 
Philip Cameron has broad experience in employment law including industrial relations issues. He is particularly recognised for his authoritative advice on matters related to trade union recognition.
"He's very knowledgeable, up to date with the law, measured and thoughtful." "He's excellent and able to see the broader picture and not just the minutiae of the law." 

"He's very helpful, providing advice and responses on a timely basis."
 
Raoul Parekh counsels clients on contentious and non-contentious matters including investigations. His practice encompasses the financial services and technology sectors. "He's extremely helpful, responsive, concise and breaks down what is required and how to manage issues." "He provides a comprehensive service; he's quick to respond and provides specific advice."
 
Sophie Vanhegan frequently advises employers on matters including TUPE, restrictive covenants and discrimination claims. She is commended for her knowledge of the financial services sector.
"She is exceptionally responsive and commercial, and gives very pragmatic advice." "She is detailed and always provides comprehensive advice."