Paul Draycott > Doughty Street Chambers > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
3 Hardman Square
M3 3EB

Work Department


Paul previously practiced employment law as an in-house advocate with a Trade Union firm of solicitors.


Member of UNHCR panel of pro-bono Counsel
Provides seminars on employment law and immigration law.
Delivered comprehensive training to EHRC (Equalities and Human Rights Commission) on conducting Judicial Review proceedings (2008)
Pro bono work on behalf of Fulham Legal Advice Centre.


Amnesty International
CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group)
Industrial Law Society
Legal Action Group
LSE Alumni

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Paul DraycottDoughty Street ChambersQuickly grasps the key issues in a case.

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.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Public law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Paul DraycottDoughty Street ChambersRepresents claimants in a wide range of judicial review proceedings.

At Doughty Street ChambersPaul Draycott recently represented a claimant in challenging a court fee charged by Liverpool County Court during a low-value personal injury claim, which had been overcharged by almost 50% and which may affect large numbers of similar claims.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Immigration

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Paul DraycottDoughty Street ChambersRecommended for judicial reviews.

Paul Draycott at Doughty Street Chambers has a strong asylum and immigration practice, with recent highlights including a successful judicial review against a Home Office decision to revoke indefinite leave, which was the third such case undertaken for the same claimant.