Press release - 7 October 2020
GQ|Littler, a specialist employment law firm, is very excited to announce that Daniel Pollard and Sophie Vanhegan have been admitted as equity partners to support the firm’s ambitious growth strategy.
Managing Partner Jon Gilligan said: “Congratulations to Dan and Sophie. We are thrilled to add them to the partnership. They have both made hugely significant contributions to the development of GQ|Littler from a start-up practice to become one of the City’s leading employment law teams and the London office of Littler, the largest employment law firm in the world. We look forward to them playing an even greater role in the next exciting phase of the firm’s growth.”
Sophie Vanhegan said: “I am delighted to be joining GQ|Littler’s equity partnership and adding to its diversity by becoming the first female equity partner. I look forward to continuing to build on the firm’s success to date, in particular its strength in the financial services sector and reputation for complex, high-value employment litigation, and in working to ensure that we continue to attract top-quality lawyers by offering a unique and flexible place to work.”
Daniel Pollard commented: “After joining five years ago and watching the evolution of the firm over that time, I am absolutely delighted to join the equity partnership and to have the opportunity to contribute further towards the continued success of the firm. I genuinely believe that GQ|Littler’s combination of producing excellent work, really getting to know our clients to give them the best possible commercial and risk-focused advice and offering our lawyers a genuine work/life balance is a winning formula. I am particularly looking forward to developing our burgeoning transaction support practice and our relationships with Corporate lawyers across the City.”
Senior Partner Paul Quain concluded: “This is a great step forward for the firm. Dan and Sophie have a fantastic combination of skill and experience and their admissions to the partnership will help us achieve our ambition to become the ‘go to’ employment law team for businesses.”
GQ|Littler is a leading specialist employment law firm and the London office of Littler, the largest global employment law firm for employers. With 1,500 lawyers in 90 offices worldwide we are providing a single source solution to international businesses.
Offering risk-based contentious and non-contentious advice our legal expertise includes employment, immigration, data privacy and employee tax and incentives. Our client base spans a wide range of sectors including financial services, technology, healthcare, professional services and luxury goods, in the UK and internationally.
GQ|Littler is recognised as a leader in its field by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, which describes the firm as an “excellent team with strength and depth in every aspect”.
For expert insight into the pandemic’s impact on the future of the European workplace, including in the areas of remote work, employee wellbeing, managing annual leave and workforce reductions, see Littler’s European Employer COVID-19 Survey Report.
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