"Extremely experienced and astute and a reliable, commercial practitioner." (Chambers and Partners)
Paul Quain is one of London’s well-known employment lawyers and is regularly recommended as a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners (2022), Legal 500 (2022) and Who’s Who Legal (2021).
Paul Quain has been ranked as a leading lawyer by Chambers and Partners for the past ten years. '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.' Interviewees report, "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."
Paul has particular experience in complex, high value employment disputes which require a strategic solution. 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. He is particularly commended for his tactical approach in litigation matters which helps deliver the desired outcome.
Paul is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and has held various management roles within ELA over many years. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator in the employment field.
Prior to establishing GQ Employment Law, Paul previously held a senior position in ‘Magic Circle’ firm Linklaters and has also worked for leading City of London firm Charles Russell.