Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - Northern (Bar)
Paras Gorasia frequently works on high-value and complex claims involving discrimination, whistle-blowing and TUPE. His clients range from large multinational corporations in the financial, retail and pharmaceutical sectors to government departments.
Strengths:"He is a fantastic barrister who is reliable and efficient; he works incredibly hard and he makes clients feel at ease." "He is our preferred barrister for pretty much any Employment Tribunal issue; his responsiveness and his skills with clients make him stand out."
Recent work: Instructed on behalf of Azeem Rafiq in a race discrimination, victimisation, harassment and public interest disclosure claim against Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
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Paras specialises in all aspects of employment-related litigation and is developing a complimentary media/information law practice. He has particular experience in high value and/or sensitive disputes involving discrimination, whistleblowing, bonuses, illegitimate competitive activity, misuse of confidential information, unfair/wrongful dismissal and TUPE. Clients include major FTSE listed businesses/multinational corporates, senior executives and other high net worth individuals. He acts for both Claimants and Respondents across the UK and is instructed with increasing frequency in claims involving international/offshore elements, as well as disputes involving the sports sector (both clubs and individuals).
Called July 2005 (Inner Temple). Judicial Assistant at the Court of Appeal to the then Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke (now Lord Clarke) (January 2007). Pegasus Scholar to Hong Kong (October 2009). Appointed to the Panel of Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011-2015). Appointed to the Welsh Assembly Government's Panel of Junior Counsel in Employment Law (October 2012). Appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (2012-2018).
Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Bar Association, Industrial Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
University of Kent (LLB with First Class Honours) (1999-2002); Exeter College, Oxford University (BCL, MPhil) (2002-2004); King’s College London (LLM) (2004-2005).