Paul Quain

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Paul is a founder and the senior partner at GQ|Littler. He has advised on some of the highest value and most well-known cases in the employment law world and frequently comments on employment law issues in the media. He regularly advises on team moves and theft of confidential information matters which require High Court injunctions, often with a global, multi-jurisdiction element, bonus disputes, commercial agency disputes, discrimination cases and TUPE. He also specialises in collective bargaining, trade union disputes and European Works Councils. Paul has a strong reputation for complex high-value litigation that requires strategic solution and is particularly commended for his tactical approach in litigation matters which helps deliver the desired outcome.


Barrister (Old Square Chambers and 3 Temple Gardens); Solicitor at Charles Russell LLP; Managing Associate at Linklaters LLP; Founding Partner of GQ Employment Law in 2010.

Professional Memberships

Employment Lawyers Association (ELA); previously on the ELA Management Committee and Chair of the ELA Pro Bono Committee. Paul is also a CEDR accredited mediator and expert in dispute resolution in the employment field.


Paul is frequently quoted in the media.


When Paul has time he sings in a London choir, plays the piano, and enjoys playing chess, bridge and poker.

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Discrimination, harassment and bullying in Covid times

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