Deshpal is a specialist in Employment law. Described as "incredibly bright, very commercial and a brilliant advocate; his cross-examination is superb.” He is widely praised for his formidable grasp of the issues in employment cases. Sources emphasise his mastery of discrimination legislation and that he is an excellent cross-examiner. Deshpal regularly acts in complex, high value claims and has a heavy successful appellate practice. Described in Chambers & Partners as “brilliant at getting right to the nub of the issue.”, "a fantastic team worker", "highly eloquent" and "utterly reliable", and in The Legal 500 as "exceptionally well prepared", he has been at the forefront of employment and discrimination litigation.
Deshpal is a member of the Bar Council, the former Chair of Employment Law Bar Association, Chair of the EAT user group, and a member of ELBA, the ELA and ILS.