"Raoul understands our business to such an extent that there is an established shorthand, which makes briefing and advice so much smoother." (Chambers and Partners, 2024)

Raoul is one of the firm's partners and co-leads GQ|Littler’s international practice. 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) and “employers of record” (or EORs), advising them on their UK and international employment compliance strategy and other issues. He has been invited to speak to the UK and European Employment Lawyers Associations about the employment law issues raised by these innovative sectors. 

Raoul was a founding co-chair of ELA’s Race Equality Committee. He also leads our internal Pro Bono and CSR programme and volunteers at the University House Legal Advice Centre’s employment law clinic.

Raoul is recognised as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners (2024). The guide states: 'Raoul co-leads the international practice at GQ|Littler. He stands out for his ability to advise clients on all manner of workplace issues including internal investigations and team moves. Parekh's client base is varied and includes employers operating in the financial services and technology sectors.' Clients say "he is very strong on tactical issues in litigation."

Clients in the Legal 500 (2023) say "Raoul Parekh is a superstar. One of the best solicitors in employment law around. His meteoric rise to partnership is well-deserved."

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.

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