Paras Gorasia


Paras Gorasia

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Paul Clarke



 

"He is approachable, intelligent and great with clients. He is extremely responsive." "A persuasive advocate."

Chambers UK

Profile

Paras is a leading junior practitioner specialising in Employment Law and is consistently recognised by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for his work in this field. Paras has over 10 years experience advising and representing parties before the Employment Tribunal and Civil Courts. He is regularly instructed on strategically important, high value, complex and reputationally sensitive disputes involving leading corporates, government bodies and senior executives. He is particularly known for his ability as a cross-examiner, his technical ability and his commercial nous. He has developed a national practice with a client base that encompasses a diverse range of sectors and industries, a sample of his clients have included:

IBM, Shell, RAC, RSA, CBRE, Michelin Tyres, Adidas, Manchester United FC, Virgin Active, LA Fitness, AstraZenica, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Smith & Nephew, PZ Cussons, Teva UK, British Airways, Balfour Beatty, Jewsons, DHL, Saint Gobain Building Distribution, Veolia Environmental Services, Air Products, BT, TalkTalk, BSkyB, Molsen Coors, Marriott Hotels, Travelodge Hotels, National Express, Pets at Home, McDonalds, Tesco, Topman/Topshop, Matalan, Primark, Barclays Bank, Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, Co-operative Bank, General Medical Council, Ministry of Justice, Secretary of State for Justice, Secretary of State for Health, Home Office, DWP, ActionAid, Solicitors Regulation Authority and Amnesty International.

Year of Call: 2005

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Employment
  • Employment Related Litigation and Restraint of Trade
  • Public Interest Disclosure, Discrimination and Equal Opportunities Litigation
  • TUPE, Collective Labour Disputes and Trade Union Litigation
  • Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal

 

Memberships

Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Employment Law Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Industrial Law Society
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation
Barrister Member of the Bar Pro Bono Unit

Employment Lawyers Appeals Advice Scheme (ELAAS)

 
Appointments

Appointed by the Bar Standards Board as an External Examiner for Employment Law

Convenor and Lecturer on the LLM Employment Law Module at BPP Law School
Judicial Assistant to the Master of the Rolls at the Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Associate Lecturer at the Open University
Visiting Tutor in Employment Law at University of Reading
Examiner in Land Law at Queen Mary, University of London    
Visiting Tutor in EC Law at Hertford College, Oxford University
Visiting Lecturer in Land Law at Birkbeck College, London
Visiting Tutor in Land Law at Queen Mary, University of London
Visiting Tutor in Land Law at the University of Leicester
Visiting Tutor in Contract and Company Law at the University of Buckingham

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (First Class Honours) at University of Kent
Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Exeter College, Oxford
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Law at Exeter College, Oxford
Master of Laws (LLM) at King’s College London
Bar Vocational Course (BVC) at ICSL

Scholarships:

Pegasus Scholarship to Hong Kong (Pegasus Scholarship Trust)
Major Scholarship (Inner Temple)
Leonard Woodley Scholarship (Inner Temple)
Bar European Group Phoenicia Scholarship
Faculty of Law Graduate Scholarship for MPhil (Oxford University)
Kent Law School Prize for Academic Performance
Kent Law School Mooting Prize

 

Recommendations

Legal 500 UK 2017:

‘An extremely user-friendly barrister, who has an ability to put witnesses under the necessary amount of pressure on the stand.’

‘Very user-friendly and well liked by clients.'

Chambers and Partners UK 2017:

"He is approachable, intelligent and great with clients. He is extremely responsive." "A persuasive advocate."

Chambers and Partners UK 2016:

Listed as a Leader at the Bar (Band 2)

“Has a focus on employment law and its intersection with commercial litigation. Paras Gorasia handles matters of high complexity or worth such as TUPE transfers, restrictive covenants, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal…”He is technically excellent, robust and a strong advocate, yet extremely approachable and easy to work with.””

Legal 500 UK 2015:

“Extremely responsive, efficient and good on his feet."

Chambers and Partners UK 2015:

Listed as a Leader at the Bar (Band 2)

"A skilled advocate who has developed a far-reaching employment law practice. He often acts for government bodies in employment disputes..."He is very good with the clients; a modern barrister with very good technical abilities." "He is very commercial and savvy.""

Legal 500 UK 2014:

“Represents large companies and central government departments in disputes’."

Chambers and Partners UK 2014:

Listed as a Leader at the Bar (Up and Coming)

“Has a broad employment practice which covers a wide range of issues, including restrictive covenants, unfair dismissal, and commercial work with an employment flavour..."He is always willing to go the extra mile and, although still relatively junior, his discrimination knowledge is far beyond his years. Clients have been delighted with his detailed approach, thorough preparation and style of cross-examination."”

Legal 500 UK 2013:

“recommended”

Chambers and Partners UK 2013:

Listed as a Leader at the Bar (Up and Coming)

“Paras Gorasia is a rising star and "excellent all-rounder" within this set, and is "very personable with clients" yet still "exudes authority." Sources are quick to praise his "fantastic cross-examination skills." In addition to employment law, he also undertakes employment-related commercial work.”

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