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Deshpal Panesar QC

Silk: 2020 | Call: 1993

"He is excellent, he is witty, he gets on really well with clients, you are in good hands with him and he is very good with tribunals." "He is great with clients, he is hugely responsive, he is user-friendly and he is a team player."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"Deshpal has excellent advocacy skills, is persuasive in all arguments, and can think extremely quickly when under pressure. His written submissions are clear, detailed and convincing, and he has the ability to grasp complex evidential points quickly and to adapt tribunal strategy to deal with unexpected developments, always acting in the best interests of the client. Deshpal’s work ethic is also outstanding – the amount of preparation and work dedicated to a case is impressive and reassuring to the client."

The Legal 500 2022

Overview

Deshpal Panesar QC is a leading employment silk.

He is instructed by a large range of solicitors from city firms to regional firms and his clients range from the largest companies to trade unions and local authorities to the entire breadth of claimants, from multi-claimant representative actions to individual claimants.

He previously edited Westlaw Insight pages on age discrimination.

Deshpal is former Chair of the Employment Law Bar Association, and a member of both the Industrial Law Society and the ELA. He is the Chair of the Employment Appeal Tribunal Users Group, and a member of the Bar Council.

Professional Recommendations

“Deshpal has excellent advocacy skills, is persuasive in all arguments, and can think extremely quickly when under pressure. His written submissions are clear, detailed and convincing, and he has the ability to grasp complex evidential points quickly and to adapt tribunal strategy to deal with unexpected developments, always acting in the best interests of the client. Deshpal’s work ethic is also outstanding – the amount of preparation and work dedicated to a case is impressive and reassuring to the client.”

The Legal 500 2022

“He is excellent, he is witty, he gets on really well with clients, you are in good hands with him and he is very good with tribunals.” “He is great with clients, he is hugely responsive, he is user-friendly and he is a team player.”

Chambers & Partners 2022

“He’s incredibly bright, very commercial and a brilliant advocate; his cross-examination is superb.” “Brilliant at getting right to the nub of the issue.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“A first-rate advocate who is fantastically committed and really willing to work as part of the team.” “Absolutely on top of the detail; a fantastic advocate and a brilliant cross-examiner.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Very clear thinking and able to get right to the heart of the matter very speedily.”

The Legal 500 2020

“A cracking cross examiner” with “admirable client care skills”

Chambers & Partners

“Exceptionally well prepared”

The Legal 500

“He knows his stuff and can handle difficult judges with ease”

Chambers & Partners

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Professional Regulatory & Discipline

Investigations

HR Support


Recent and current work

Key contacts

Paul Adams

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Lee Jennings

Junior Team Leader
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