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"They are the pre-eminent employment set – due to the breadth of expertise, they are able to cover almost all types of cases."

Chambers & Partners 2021

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Littleton is of course noted for its strength and depth in employment law. All its members, silks, senior juniors and junior juniors are equally accommodating, and they are fast and responsive.”

(Legal 500 2022)

“We only use Littleton and this is down to the quality of the service we receive. There is always someone available who can help, and the quality of the employment team is second to none.”

(Legal 500 2022)

I have always found Littleton to offer the highest possible quality across the board. They are always my first (and last) port of call.”

(Legal 500 2022)


Littleton is a leading set in employment law. Ranked consistently in the top tier of the legal directories, we excel at providing the “full package” of employment specialists; renowned skills, expert and committed senior-juniors and up and coming junior-juniors. Chambers & Partners observes that “Littleton is the first port of call for employment advice”.

We appear in the High Court, County Courts, Employment Tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the higher appellate courts and the European Courts of Justice. In respect of the ET and EAT, we appear not only in England and Wales, but also in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Littleton is renowned for its expertise in the ‘crossover’ area of work between employment and commercial law, and this is what sets us apart from other chambers. We often undertake litigation (frequently injunctive proceedings) in the civil courts and we appear in the majority of landmark cases.

We are active members of the Employment Law Bar Association, Employment Lawyers Association and Industrial Law Society.

Our employment practice includes:

  • Employment competitions / Restraint of Trade / Non competition / Injunctive Relief
  • Employment Status
  • Equality & Discrimination
  • Equal Pay
  • Industrial Action & Collective Labour Law
  • International and Transnational
  • Pensions Advice & Litigation
  • Practice & Procedure
  • Remuneration, Pensions & Benefits
  • Termination of Employment
  • TUPE
  • Whistleblowing & Victimisation
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