"Raoul Parekh is a superstar. One of the best solicitors in employment law around. His meteoric rise to partnership is well-deserved." (Legal 500, 2023)
Raoul is one of the firm's partners and co-leads GQ|Littler’s international practice, alongside Richard Harvey. He works across all areas of employment law, including advisory, litigation and transactional support. He has a particular focus on assisting international clients with their UK and EMEA employment law challenges.
Raoul has significant employment tribunal litigation experience, as well as High Court employee competition matters. He is also experienced in day-to-day HR support, including dealing with employee grievances and consultation processes, terminations and drafting contracts and policies. Raoul acts for several “professional employer organisations” (or PEOs), advising them on their UK and international employment compliance strategy and other issues.
Raoul is recognised as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners (2023). The guide states: 'Raoul Parekh stands out for his ability to advise client on all manner of workplace issues including internal investigations and team moves. His client base is varied and includes employers operating in the financial services and technology sectors.' Clients say "Raoul is exemplary in how he handles matters for us, how he triages his team and how he translates complex legal matters to members of our senior team when required. I feel in safe hands knowing Raoul and his team are supporting our business."
In the Legal 500 (2023) guide clients say, "The Littler UK team – in particular our core team of Raoul Parekh, Kate Richards and Megan Todd-Jones – have been instrumental in helping Moderna expand its global footprint across the EMEA region. The team, working as our legal project managers and advisors, has worked in close partnership to help us deliver strategic advice and record speed and approach complex problems with a true global view. We would not have been able to be as efficient or effective without their partnership."
Raoul is recognised as a thought leader in International Employment Lawyer's tomorrow's leader survey for his involvement in high-profile or innovative disputes, projects, or deals during his first decade of practice, and expert opinion on the future challenges set to rock the world of work. He is also recognised in the International Employment Lawyer's IEL Elite, an inaugural guide to the world’s best employment and labour law teams, as a key lawyer.
Prior to joining GQ|Littler in June 2015, Raoul worked in Baker McKenzie’s London employment team, where he co-ordinated employment advice for international clients across EMEA and globally, as well as advising on UK matters. During this time, he also completed secondments to the in-house employment law teams at Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Chartered Bank.