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GQ Employment Law recruits new lawyers as part of continued growth

GQ Employment Law recruits new lawyers as part of continued growth

  • Hiring driven by success of merger with Littler
  • 59% growth in revenues

GQ Employment Law, the specialist boutique, has appointed two new lawyers to support its continued strong growth since its merger in May 2017 with Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm.

 Mark Callaghan joins as Associate from CMS, while Natasha Adom rejoins the firm as a Senior Counsel.

During the 2016/17 financial year (which preceded the tie up with Littler) GQ’s revenues grew by 59% and it expects to follow this with strong revenue growth of around 15% in the current year.

Mark Callaghan joins GQ from international law firm CMS. During his time here, Mark gained experience in the firm’s employment, pensions and litigation departments. Mark works across all areas of employment law, including advisory, litigation and transactional support. He has experience of litigation both in the employment tribunal and the High Court.

Senior Counsel Natasha Adom previously worked for GQ as a Senior Associate from 2015 to 2017, and now re-joins the firm as a consultant. In the last year she also worked as Managing Editor at Sparqa, a new online legal know-how company which provides legal information to SMEs.

Natasha works with clients on the whole raft of employment law issues, including advising on complex grievance/disciplinary matters, managing high value staff exits and dealing with contractual issues.  She has extensive experience of managing employment litigation.

GQ Employment Law was founded in 2010 by Paul Quain and Jon Gilligan and has expanded to a team of 21 fee-earners. It specialises in advising on high-value, complex workplace issues and disputes. The firm has recently become part of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labour law practice with over 1,500 lawyers in 75 offices. This key strategic development enhances GQ’s international capabilities and will aid GQ Employment Law’s future growth plans. It follows GQ’s recent expansion of the range of specialist expertise that it can offer its clients, to include Immigration, Incentives and Tax.

Founding partner  Jon Gilligan comments, “We’re delighted to continue the growth of the firm, to be demonstrating the success of our merger with Littler and to be proving our ability to compete as a boutique with the leading full-service firms.  We’re very happy to welcome Mark and to welcome back Natasha.  They will help us ensure we continue to meet clients’ demands and expectations for excellent, risk-based employment advice.”

 

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About GQ Employment Law

 

GQ Employment Law is a specialist firm of employment lawyers, based in the City of London.  Founded in 2010, the firm’s team in London rivals or exceeds many larger firms’ employment capabilities in terms of both size and experience. GQ is part of Littler, the world’s largest employment law firm, offering a single source solution to international businesses with over 1,300 lawyers in 75 offices. Offering contentious and non-contentious advice, GQ resolves employment, LLP and partnership issues and disputes for businesses in a variety of sectors from financial services to technology, retail and luxury goods. GQ is recognised as a leader in its field by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, which describes the firm as the “rising stars of the industry.”

 

 

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Paul Quain

Partner

GQ Employment Law

Tel: +44 (0) 203 375 0330