Paul Quain is one of London’s best known employment lawyers, and is regularly recommended as a leading practitioner by Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal, all of which have listed him in 2018 as they have done for many previous years.

Paul has particular experience in complex, high value employment disputes which require a strategic solution. He regularly advises on team moves and theft of confidential information matters which require High Court injunctions, often with a global, multi-jurisdiction element, bonus disputes, discrimination cases and TUPE. He is particularly commended for his tactical approach in litigation matters which helps deliver the desired outcome.

Paul is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and has held various management roles within ELA over many years. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator in the employment field.

Prior to establishing GQ Employment Law, Paul previously held a senior position in ‘Magic Circle’ firm Linklaters and has also worked for leading City of London firm Charles Russell.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Employment Lawyers Association


Named, Leading Practitioner

Chambers & Partners

Speaking Engagements

Littler Global Summit 2018 - Part 3: A Tale of Three Cities: Responding to Natural Disasters from Puerto Rico and Houston to Mexico City

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 2, 2018

Littler Global – 2017 International Labour and Employment Law Update in Europe


November 7, 2017

Littler Global – 2017 International Labour and Employment Law Update in Europe


November 6, 2017


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