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Mohinderpal Sethi QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Employment , Partnership
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Employment - London (Bar)

Band 3

Mohinderpal Sethi QC
Frequently acts for some of the biggest clients in the financial services industry. He is particularly knowledgeable about restrictive covenants and specialises in complex international business protection litigation in the context of restraint of trade and team moves.
Strengths: "He works extraordinarily hard and is terrifically bright." "He's an absolutely fantastic advocate and very personable."
Recent work: Acted for Khalid Basfar, a Saudi diplomat, in an EAT appeal concerning the effect of diplomatic immunity on an employment claim made by a domestic servant.
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Partnership - London (Bar)

Band 3

Mohinderpal Sethi QC
Provides substantial experience in partnership disputes arising from team moves, discrimination claims and whistle-blowing. He is also notable for his experience in the enforcement of restrictive covenants, representing both firms and individuals.
Strengths: "Very hands-on, very tactical and a strategic team player. " "An advocate with stacks of experience of handling High Court injunctions," "he knows what the objectives are in a case and how to get there."
Recent work: Acted in Heal v Harney Westwood & Riegels. In this case Sethi acted for the global equity partners of an offshore magic circle law firm, successfully defeating high-value claims brought by a senior partner under Cayman Islands partnership law.
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Barrister specialising in domestic and cross-border company/commercial, employment, partnership and arbitration. Substantial experience appearing in ultra high value claims in the High Court, tribunals and on appeal acting for and against international banks and other City institutions particularly involving all forms of asset and business protection. Recent high profile matters include leading cases on: financial scandals relating to Libor, Forex, HBOS Reading Branch (Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group); injunctions restraining breaches of restrictive covenants, confidential information and fiduciary duties including team moves (BGC Switzerland v Tullett Prebon); multi-million pound bonus and share option claims (GFI v Tullett Prebon); anti-strike injunctions (Balfour Beatty v Unite); business transfers under TUPE (CWU v RMG); senior executive whistleblowing (Masterton v Lloyds Banking Group); landmark discrimination claims (MOD v DeBique); international law, human rights and EU law (Reyes v Al-Malki); the ‘Border Checks’ scandal (Brodie Clark v Home Office); and misuse of social media (Crisp v Apple). Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel). For a comprehensive CV visit www.mosethi.com.

Career

Silk 2019. Called 1996, Middle Temple. The Queen Mother's Scholar (the premier Inn scholarship); The Malcolm Wright Prizewinner; and Harmsworth Major Entrance Exhibitioner.

Professional Memberships

ELA, ILS, ELBA (Secretary), APP, ARDL, COMBAR, LCLCBA, PNBA

Publications

Editorial Board Member of 'ELA Briefing'; Author of several leading publications including 'Employment Tribunal Remedies' (Fourth edition, OUP), ‘Termination of Employment’ (Bloomsbury Professional) and Springboard Injunctions (PLC).

Personal

Wadham College, University of Oxford (MA Hons Jurisprudence). Wadham Scholar.

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