selwyn bloch qc

Selwyn is a leading Employment Silk.  Renowned for the texbook "Employment Covenants and Confidential Information", which is regularly cited to and by Judges, Selwyn regularly advises on substantial business and commercial disputes, and has particular experience in the interface between employment law and other disciplines such as intellectual property, fiduciary duties, partnership law and conflict of laws. 

Selwyn's combination of knowledge, "superb advocacy" and the ability to "make highly complex arguments sound like common sense", mean that solicitors and clients favour him as their primary adviser.  Solicitors describe how he is "wonderful before clients - so positive, so supportive and very direct in his advice" and "vastly intelligent, but without an inch of pomposity".

Selwyn is consistently rated as a leading Silk in employment law by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, who describe him in the following terms:  

  • "one of the foremost experts at the Bar in the field of restrictive covenants and confidentiality" (Chambers & Partners 2013)
  • "colossus in the field" (Chambers & Partners 2013)
  • "the absolutely authority on restrictive covenants" (Chambers & Partners 2012) 
  • "an incredible depth of knowledge and a wealth of practical experience" (Chambers & Partners 2012)
  • "terrific with clients and able to bring humour to difficult situations" (Chambers & Partners 2012)
  • "clear expert on restrictive covenant issues" (Legal 500)
  • "true gentleman who really knows his stuff" (Legal 500)
  • “clear, client-friendly and appealing to judges”,  "accessible, practical and a persistent advocate"
  • "he would take some beating on any employment subject." He "gets stuck in and delivers sensible advice, with his feet firmly on the ground."