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Practice Summary

Orlando Gledhill's practice encompasses a broad range of commercial work in litigation, arbitration and ADR.  He has specific expertise in banking and finance, energy and natural resources, commodities, pharmaceutical and IT (including online gaming), although his expertise is not limited to those industries.  Orlando has substantial experience in large-scale litigation (see Red Kite v Barclays, Bilta v RBS and Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs), but he is equally comfortable working on smaller cases (see Challis v British Gas, Staffordshire v Siemens Financial Services).  He also sits as an arbitrator.

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

‘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 

‘Very thorough, very tenacious and has a great advocacy style.’ Legal 500 2018-2019 - Banking and Finance

'... direct, punchy and passionate about fighting for clients.' 'He's thorough, user-friendly and popular with clients.' Chambers UK 2019 - Energy and Natural Resources

'He's a serious opponent, who's thorough, bright and someone who commands respect.’ '... a meticulous eye for detail, and is very strong on quantum issues.' Chambers UK 2019 – Banking and Finance

'Incredibly sensible and hard-working. A very good advocate and a very good cross-examiner.' 'Very bright.' Chambers UK 2018 - Fraud: Civil

'Great at helping us find ways around a problem, and very analytical in working out which arguments will fly.' 'An outstanding draftsman who is always fully committed.' Chambers UK 2018 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

'He's a very sophisticated barrister. He works very hard, spots the key points and is a very impressive opponent. He is someone you would want on your team.' Chambers UK 2017 and Chambers Global 2018 – Energy and Natural Resources

Orlando is a fantastic lawyer and one of the best draftsmen I've come across. His ability to say things in a short number of words is unparalleled. He captures things in a punchy way.' 'His drafting and strategic advice are exemplary.’ Chambers UK 2017 – Fraud: Civil

Excellent on his feet and user-friendly.’ Legal 500 2017 – Energy

His attention to detail and need to present the best case possible makes him formidable.’ Legal 500 2017 – International Arbitration

Exceptional intellect and an unrelenting work ethic’. Legal 500 2016 – Banking and Finance

Very thorough and analytical in his approach, while remaining very user-friendly and accessible.’ Legal 500 2016 - Commercial Litigation

Superb in every way. He treats you like a new client every time.’ ‘Combines legal knowledge with practical, commercial advice.’ Chambers UK 2016 – Commercial Dispute Resolution

Has a top-class mind and always provides far-sighted strategic advice. He gets to grips with even the smallest details of his case and is superb at drafting.’ Chambers UK 2016 – Fraud: Civil

'One of the most complete counsel at the Bar.’ Legal 500 2015 – Commercial Litigation

Super-bright and also good with clients; he tailors his advice to take account of commercial priorities.’ Legal 500 2015 – Banking and Finance

Prepared to stand up to judges, he's a tough, no-nonsense barrister. He's very meticulous and a great trial advocate who is understated but effective.’ Chambers UK 2015 - Commercial Dispute Resolution

He's incredibly hard-working and very smart....' Very succinct, with exceptional clarity, and always focuses on the key issues.’ Chambers UK 2015 – Fraud: Civil

'Superb advocacy style and technical skills.' Who’s Who Legal 2015 - Energy & Natural Resources