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Littleton is a leading set of barristers’ chambers based in Temple, London. We specialise in commercial and employment litigation. Our reputation and expertise is such that our Members are frequently instructed to appear against each other. Our clerking and administrative teams are renowned for the quality of the service that they provide to our clients.

Chambers News

Martin Fodder to speak at ELA conference on Whistleblowing in the Workplace
Martin Fodder will join Gareth Brahams of BDBF and Tom Ogg of 11KBW to speak at the Employment Lawyer’s Association (ELA) half day conference.
Added: 22.05.2015   |  Tags:  News  Employment Law
Littleton members’ success at White Paper conference on Healthcare Regulation
Richard Price OBE QC, Damian Brown QC, Martin Fodder, Sam Neaman, Carol Davis and Eleena Misra spoke yesterday at the successful White Paper conference on healthcare regulation.
Added: 21.05.2015   |  Tags:  News  Disciplinary & Regulatory
Congratulations to Gavin Mansfield QC and Mohinderpal Sethi: new Chair and Treasurer of ELBA
We are delighted to announce that Gavin Mansfield QC has been elected as Chair of the Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA), and Mohinderpal Sethi has been elected its Treasurer.
Added: 21.05.2015   |  Tags:  News  Employment Law
Nicholas Siddall to speak at White Paper Discrimination Conference on 21 May 2015
Nicholas Siddall will join 7 other cream-of-the-crop lawyers to give skilful, persuasive and highly advantageous answers to 15 thorny discrimination questions at a White Paper Conference next Thursday.
Added: 15.05.2015   |  Tags:  News  Employment Law  Equality & Descrimination

Latest Cases

David Reade QC wins in CJEU in Woolworths 2 (Valerie Lyttle (and others) v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Ltd)
The CJEU has handed down Judgment in Valerie Lyttle (and others) v Bluebird UK Bidco 2 Limited, forming part of the Woolworths litigation, USDAW v WW Realisation 1 Ltd (in liquidation). The Judgment in Lyttle provides further guidance on the meaning of “establishment”, restoring the orthodoxy of the UK approach to collective redundancy.
Added: 15.05.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Employment Law
Charles Samek QC succeeds in obtaining order for cross-examination on asset disclosure under worldwide freezing order
Louis Dreyfus Commodities Mea Trading Dmcc v Concorde Pour I'industrie Et L'exploitation SPRL & ORS Charles Samek QC acted for the claimant
Added: 12.05.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Commercial Law
Employment status of statutory officeholders: Matthew Sheridan succeeds in Court of Appeal
Matthew Sheridan comments on the implications of a case concerning a vicar in the Church of England on the law relating to employment status, whistleblowing and the use of expert evidence in Employment Tribunals.
Added: 06.05.2015   |  Tags:  Cases  Employment Law
Daniel Tatton Brown acts for successful appellant in important CA discrimination case
Daniel Tatton Brown is successful in an important Court of Appeal discrimination case, CLFIS (UK) Ltd v Dr Reynolds [2015] EWCA Civ 439.
Added: 01.05.2015   |  Tags:  News  Cases  Employment Law  Equality & Descrimination

Littleton Comment

Football Manager Termination
As the football season draws to a close many clubs will be considering sacking their managers and starting with a clean-slate - our video highlights the legal issues
Added: 18.05.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Sports Law
Keeping Applications under Control: A Practical View from the Bar
In his monthly column, James Bickford Smith discusses changing judicial approaches to the costs and scale of interim applications, and related changes to the Admiralty and Commercial Courts Guide.
Added: 11.05.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Commercial Law
Regulating Unruly Football Fans: The State of English Law and Proposed Improvements
Crowd disorder at football matches is, sadly, still a topical issue. In a broad and detailed study for LawInSport.com, Grahame Anderson and Lydia Banerjee explore how English law has dealt with crowd disorder up to the present, and give proposals for what might be done to regulate unruly football fans.
Added: 07.05.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Sports Law
Discrimination in sport
In this video Andrew Clarke and Charlotte Davies discuss how the same protection and obligations set out in the Equality Act relating to discrimination apply in the Sports World including..
Added: 06.05.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Sports Law


Poclava v Toledano: View from Littleton
In this case, the CJEU, on a preliminary reference from a Spanish labour court, dealt with Art 30: “Every worker has the right to protection against unjustified dismissal, in accordance with Union law and national laws and practices.”
Added: 20.04.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
Deer v University of Oxford: View from Littleton
Detriment is a concept that plays an important role in employment law. What might constitute a detriment was a central theme in Deer v University of Oxford and Mark Humphreys considers this in our monthly column for Tolleys Employment Law Newsletter
Added: 17.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
Getting to grips with the holiday pay conundrum
Adam Solomon and Sophia Berry throw the spotlight on the Bear Scotland litigation in the context of other decisions on holiday pay and consider its implications in an article for Tolley's Employment Law Newsletter.
Added: 17.03.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
Compass Group Plc v Guardian News and Media Ltd: View from Littleton
Katherine Apps discusses when sensitive material in witness statements can and cannot be publicly reported in our monthly column for Tolleys Employment Law Newsletter.
Added: 18.02.2015   |  Tags:  Comments  Employment Law  Articles
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