Naomi Ellenbogen QC

"Highly intelligent, she is extremely responsive and unmistakably a leader in her field."

"Mature, lucid and excellent on her feet, giving opponents a run for their money time after time. Clients further report that 'she is a delight to deal with.'"

(Chambers UK)

Naomi is joint Head of Littleton Chambers. One of the leading practitioners in the fields of employment, commercial and professional negligence law, first class advocate, Naomi has won a raft of plaudits from clients, judges and legal directories since she was called to the Bar in 1992. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010; amongst the most junior to be appointed in that year. Naomi is regarded as a clear-thinking, formidable advocate and a creative lawyer and tactician. She has a flair for putting people at their ease.

Legal directories have variously recognised Naomi’s superb skill in cross-examination and her bright and commercial attitude, as well as her strong reputation as a ‘punchy advocate, recognised for her ability to assimilate large quantities of information’ who ‘will go that extra mile for her clients and ‘never fails to impress. She achieves success through her successful interaction with clients and has excellent advocacy skills - great on her feet, she never concedes a point. Naomi is thoroughly prepared and tenaciously executes her advocacy without arrogance. Clients are “lost in admiration” for Naomi Ellenbogen. This “strong and tremendously courteous advocate” has many fans. Naomi is very strong, a pleasure to work with and user-friendly.

In commercial law, Naomi comes highly recommended, singled out by major firms. She is seen by top firms as an approachable and able commercial practitioner and counts blue-chip financial in­stitutions and insurers amongst her clients. Over many years, she has been cited as an expert in this field in the Legal Experts guide. She has been identified as a prominent practitioner in the field of professional negligence.

Naomi is an accredited mediator, experienced in mediating complex and high value disputes in all her areas of practice. Recent feedback includes, “Thank you very much for your role yesterday, which you performed breathtakingly well. I am absolutely convinced we would have drawn up stumps before lunchtime without you.”.

Naomi is the General Editor of Butterworths Employment Law: Practice, Procedure & Precedents, Fifth Edition.

Naomi is Barrister Vice-Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Standards Board.

Naomi’s practice sees her undertake work across a wide variety of business sectors.  She has particular experience within the banking, finance, insurance, legal and property sectors.  Naomi regularly acts for and advises firms of solicitors, accountants and other professionals, together with professional and regulatory bodies, in internal disputes and litigation to which they themselves are parties.  Naomi also works extensively with clients in the healthcare, local government and education sectors.

Naomi attended King David High School in Liverpool, before gaining an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University (New College). She is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.