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Cole Khan Solicitors LLP
Chancery House,
53-64 Chancery Lane,

Employment > Employees/unions Tier 2

Noted for its ‘growing reputation in the employment world’, Cole Khan Solicitors LLP has extensive experience in disability claims, hybrid working disputes and worker’s rights cases such as mandates related to the gig economy and the use of fixed term contracts. The team has also seen an increase in instructions from unions, notably strategic litigation mandates. Shazia Khan co-heads the team; her wide-ranging practice spans race discrimination claims and private mediations for clients in cases of unfair dismissal.  Fellow co-head Emilie Cole is praised for her ‘brilliant legal mind’ and commitment to ‘ensuring social justice in the workplace’Thomas Moore and Colin Davidson are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Shazia Khan; Emilie Cole

Other key lawyers:


‘The two dynamic people who founded the firm are striving for excellence and committed to diversity.’

‘They are one of the firms to watch of the next few years.’

‘I would say that Emilie Cole goes the extra mile for her clients in that nothing is too much for her.’

‘Shazia Khan is a superb solicitor that I have know for many years and continues to be at the top of her game.’

‘Emilie Cole is just as lovely and personable as she is a brilliant legal mind.’

‘Cole Khan is a fantastic firm doing excellent work, delivering a very personalised, client focused service.’

‘Emilie Cole and Tom Moore are committed to ensuring social justice in the workplace and fighting to end work place discrimination.’

Key clients

University College Union

Work highlights

  • Instructed by University College Union on a number of cases – particularly relating to anti-casualisation – aka ‘Stamp Out Casual Contracts’.
  • Represented an academic after she was dismissed from her role with Leeds Beckett University over her tweets calling a mixed race politician a ‘house negro’.
  • Instructed to defend a doctor against the General Medical Council’s appeal after the Employment Tribunal upheld that the GMC discriminated against him because of his race.    

Dispute resolution > Professional discipline Tier 4

Established in May 2021 by 'hugely experienced' former Irwin Mitchell partners Emilie Cole and Shazia Khan, professional discipline and employment legal practice Cole Khan Solicitors LLP is 'an amazing firm'. The practice has significant expertise in dealing with regulators, in relation to the legal and financial services, education, and accountancy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Shazia Khan; Emilie Cole


‘This is a boutique firm that undertakes high-profile, cutting edge cases.’

‘An amazing firm founded by two extremely proficient, dynamic female lawyers.’

‘Personal touch – very client focused, efficient and effective, and trying to achieve the best outcome.’

‘The principles Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole are hugely experienced.’

‘Shazia Khan is a tenacious solicitor who always goes the extra mile for her clients.

‘Shazia Khan is a formidable, a gifted lawyer.’

Emilie Cole is diligent and engaging.

Emilie Cole is technically very strong and with a calm presence.

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Rachel Meade in a Fitness to Practice investigation by Social Work England.
  • Defended Dr Omer Karim against the General Medical Council’s appeal against a successful race discrimination claim.
  • Appointed as panel solicitors of a large national regulator.