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Paras Gorasia

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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 down to earth, very good with clients and approachable. He has demonstrated that he can readily handle very difficult situations and stays calm throughout." "He is very responsive; I rate his technical prowess highly and he is commercially minded with a well-rounded view."
Recent work: Successfully defended NatWest Bank in an unfair dismissal claim before Leeds ET, arising out of an investigation by the police for fraud.
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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).

Career

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).

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Bar Association, Industrial Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Personal

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).

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