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Practice Summary

Described as "absolutely brilliant, superb and very client-friendly" and as a "fantastic oral and written advocate" with "an amazing eye for detail".  Orlando Gledhill practises across a broad range of commercial work in litigation and arbitration.  He has considerable specific expertise in banking and finance, energy and natural resources, commodities, pharmaceutical and IT.  Within the energy industry, Orlando has a strong background in carbon emissions and carbon credits/offsets trading (e.g., Bilta, CF Partners, Deutsche Bank, Ineos) and also has experience of renewables.  Orlando has substantial experience in large-scale litigation (e.g., Bilta, Red Kite and Libyan Investment Authority), but he is equally comfortable working on smaller cases.  He also sits as an arbitrator.

Recommended by Legal 500 (Banking and Finance, Energy), Chambers UK (Commercial Dispute Resolution, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources), Chambers Global (UK, Dispute Resolution: Commercial; UK, Energy and Natural Resources), and Who’s Who Legal (Banking & Finance and Energy & Natural resources).

"Thoughtful, very user-friendly, an excellent team player and a great advocate." Chambers UK 2021/2022 - Commercial Dispute Resolution 

"One of my first choices for any intense commercial litigation. He is absolutely excellent." "He has a real instinctive sense about strategy; he is able to anticipate moves the other side might make. He is good on his feet, his drafting is extremely concise and punchy, and he understands and thinks through all the commercial angles." Chambers UK 2021/2022 - Banking & Finance

"He is clever, creative, constructive and provides concise advice and, equally important, is very approachable and works collaboratively with instructing solicitors to tight deadlines." "He is a very good advocate." "He is very responsive and intelligent." Chambers UK 2021/2022 - Energy

"He is a diligent, hands-on, capable advocate. He is very precise in his analysis and good at untangling difficult energy cases." "He really rolls his sleeves up and gets stuck in. He's a go-to for oil and gas work." Chambers Global 2021 - Energy 

"One of the best silks in this sector, he is analytically brilliant and a very effective cross-examiner." Legal 500 2020-2021 (Energy)

"Very bright and creative but also user-friendly, he has excellent analytical skills and is a tactical adviser on litigation.Legal 500 2021-2022 (Energy)

"Very good - quick and bright." "He is user-friendly, creative and practical." Chambers Global 2021 - Commercial 

"A master tactician. He understands the commercial dynamics and drivers of a case instinctively, which is seamlessly integrated into his strategic advice. He stands out in particular for his advocacy, which is concise and punchy and highly effective." Legal 500 2021-2022 (Banking and Finance) 

"Fearless, always on top of the detail, determined to get the answer right, and not afraid to take on a judge." Legal 500 2020-2021 (Banking and Finance)

"Superb and can cut straight to the core of a complicated issue. He has an amazing eye for detail and is a super advocate."  "Orlando is incredibly accurate and surgical in his approach and is not afraid to take on a judge." Chambers UK 2020 - Banking & Finance

"Orlando has a very smooth and relaxed style which clients like, and an awful lot of experience."  "A barrister with an excellent eye for the detail of any case, he's a very calm advocate who is forensic and measured." Chambers UK 2020 - Commercial Dispute Resolution 

"His analytical skills are very high and on his feet he is a very proficient advocate. He has got a very orderly brain - he processes information really quickly and is pretty unflappable and calm as an advocate." "He has a forensic eye for detail."  Chambers UK 2020 - Energy & Natural Resources 

"A team player and a very tenacious advocate who prepares for cases brilliantly."  Legal 500 2019-2020 (Energy)

"A fantastic oral and written advocate, if I could use him on every case I would." Legal 500 2018-2019 (International Arbitration) 

"Shows a fierce commitment to the job in hand and is excellent on his feet." Legal 500 2018-2019 (Commercial Litigation)