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 he is frequently approached by the media to comment on employment law. He has a strong reputation for high value litigation (both High Court and employment tribunal) and cases requiring complex strategy for which he is an excellent tactician. He has recently advised on high value restrictive covenant, team moves and misuse of confidential information cases as well as senior board level terminations, complex transactions and outsourcing arrangements and large-scale business restructures.


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 fully trained and 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.