Paras Gorasia > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers

Work Department

Employment, Discrimination and Equality Law


Paras specialises in employment and employment related litigation. He has particular experience in high value and/or sensitive disputes involving discrimination, whistleblowing, bonuses, illegitimate competitive activity, misuse of confidential information, unfair/wrongful dismissal and TUPE. Clients have included major UK and multinational corporates, charities, senior executives and other high net worth individuals. He acts for both Claimants and Respondents across the UK and has experience in claims involving international/offshore elements.


Called July 2005 (Inner Temple). Judicial Assistant at the Court of Appeal to the then Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke (now Lord Clarke) (January 2007). Pegasus Scholar to Hong Kong (October 2009). Appointed to the Panel of Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2011-2015). Appointed to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Panel of Junior Counsel in Employment Law (October 2012). Appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (2012-2018).


Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Bar Association, Industrial Law Society, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


University of Kent (LLB with First Class Honours) (1999-2002); Exeter College, Oxford University (BCL, MPhil) (2002-2004); King’s College London (LLM) (2004-2005).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Paras GorasiaDoughty Street ChambersApproachable, knowledgeable, and excellent with clients.

Doughty Street Chambers northern offering is home to Paras Gorasia, who primarily focuses on respondent work including discrimination, whistleblowing, and union disputes, as well as Paul Draycott, who acts primarily for claimants and is particularly prominent in cases which overlap with issues covered by the European Convention On Human Rights.