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Provided by 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.

Career

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.

Publications

Paul is frequently quoted in the media.

Personal

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

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Employment: Employer - London (Firms)
2
Band 2

Paul Quain is GQ Littler's senior partner. He draws widespread acclaim for his sophisticated practice advising employers on a broad array of disputes. He routinely advises clients on whistle-blowing, discrimination and harassment claims.
"Clients love him, he is very personable and he has a track record in discrimination work." "He gets to grips with a very difficult case very quickly."

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