Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - London (Bar)
Safia Tharoo is an in-demand employment barrister possessing notable expertise in handling complex discrimination and unfair or constructive dismissal claims. She is also well versed in TUPE matters.
Strengths: "She has excellent attention to detail and she is a good balance of firm and gentle. She is responsive and her rates are reasonable." "She is calm, cool and collected, she is punctilious and she can cut to the jugular." "She is highly respected by judges and opponents, she is extremely diligent, extremely knowledgeable and she secures excellent results."
Recent work: Defended York St John University against claims of unfair dismissal and disability discrimination.
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Safia represents Claimants and Respondents throughout the spectrum of employment issues, including dismissals, discrimination issues, TUPE and contract claims. Her Respondent clients range from large national corporations, to small businesses and start-ups. She has particular experience of the transport sector, where she regularly represents names such as Network Rail and Transport for London, the education sector, where she has represented a host of universities including the University of Oxford, Queen Mary University and SOAS, and the banking, retail and services industry.
Safia is an experienced employment practitioner, with expertise across the whole range of employment matters representing both Claimants and Respondents. She has a particular interest in discrimination cases and is regularly instructed in high value, complex cases. Safia has a wealth of trial experience in both the Employment Tribunal and the appellate courts, and is renowned for her incisive cross-examination skills.
Safia is particularly skilled in trial representation and cross examination, and is noted for her ability to forensically dismantle a witness’s testimony to the benefit of her client.
Safia also has experience of conducting investigations on behalf of clients, including interviewing relevant individuals and compiling a report on her findings.
University College London LLB (Hons)