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Mohinderpal Sethi QC

Mohinderpal Sethi QC

Silk: 2019 | Call: 1996

Queen's Counsel

“He frequently acts for some of the biggest clients in the financial services industry. He is particularly knowledgeable about restrictive covenants and specialises in complex international business protection litigation in the context of restraint of trade and team moves.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Equally charming and ferocious, he is impressive on his feet. A fearless advocate but one with court instincts.”

Legal 500 UK and Middle East 2020

“An excellent choice, particularly if you want someone who is strong on tactics and strategy."

Chambers & Partners 2020

“A significant player who is prominent in the DIFC courts. He is fantastic. If you have knotty DIFC matters, he is the go-to.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2020

“Stands out for his top-tier work in commercial, employment, equality and partnership disputes. A very skilled and persuasive barrister.”

Who’s Who Legal 2019

Mohinderpal Sethi QC

“He frequently acts for some of the biggest clients in the financial services industry. He is particularly knowledgeable about restrictive covenants and specialises in complex international business protection litigation in the context of restraint of trade and team moves.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Equally charming and ferocious, he is impressive on his feet. A fearless advocate but one with court instincts.”

Legal 500 UK and Middle East 2020

“An excellent choice, particularly if you want someone who is strong on tactics and strategy."

Chambers & Partners 2020

“A significant player who is prominent in the DIFC courts. He is fantastic. If you have knotty DIFC matters, he is the go-to.”

Chambers & Partners Global 2020

“Stands out for his top-tier work in commercial, employment, equality and partnership disputes. A very skilled and persuasive barrister.”

Who’s Who Legal 2019

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Mohinderpal was appointed Silk in March 2019.

His expertise spans the full range of com­mercial, employment, equality and partnership disputes in the High Court, employment tribunals and on appeal. He is a Registered Practitioner with full rights of audience in the DIFC Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal.

Mohinderpal was shortlisted for Employment Junior of the Year at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2016. He is consistently ranked in Band 1 (the top 10 leading juniors in the country) by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. In 2015 he was appointed by the Attorney-General as Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel) to undertake the highest profile Government work.

He “frequently acts for some of the biggest clients in the financial services industry. He specialises in complex international business protection litigation in the context of restraint of trade and team moves. Very impressive, he is highly intelligent, quick, commercially astute and responsive to clients. He is very comfortable in dealing with clients and impresses them.” (Chambers & Partners 2017).

He has over 20 years’ experience of acting for a wide spectrum of clients from multinational corporations, international banks and foreign governments to ultra-high net worth individuals, boardroom executives and equity partners in high value and com­mercially sensitive or politically charged matters.

A former Litigator for a FTSE 100 company, Mohinderpal is particularly attuned to working as part of a legal team providing stra­tegic and cost-sensitive solutions to knotty legal problems.

His approach to both his lay and professional clients is reflected in independent market research conducted by the leading legal directories:

High Court commercial litigation: He “has built a strong, commercially focussed practice and is regularly instructed on asset and business protection cases” (Chambers & Partners 2015).  “Mohinderpal has a growing City injunctions and bonus claims practice and played a prominent role in the high-profile Tullet Prebon case, concerning a major City team move” (Chambers & Partners 2012). “He is excellent on contractual disputes” (Chambers & Partners 2016).

Complex employment claims: Chambers & Partners 2014 describes Mohinderpal as “A talented junior who often appears as lead counsel in high-profile employment disputes, particularly those involving clients in the financial services sector”. Sources applaud his “clever and insightful handling of complex whistleblowing matters” (Chambers & Partners 2010). “Mohinderpal is clear-sighted on discrimination issues” (Chambers & Partners 2013). “Clients note his clear understanding of trade union matters” (Chambers & Partners 2008).

Outstanding trial and appellate advocacy: “An impressive advocate with excellent ability” (Legal 500 2017). “A robust advocate, who is agile in his approach and able to handle unexpected developments smoothly.” (Legal 500 2016). He is praised for his “effective and persuasive advocacy skills and excellent cross-examination” (Legal 500 2009). Clients enthuse of “his excellent submissions, for keeping a calm head during advocacy and his appellate skills” (Chambers & Partners 2008). Mohinderpal is ranked in the Equal Opportunities Review of all-time IRLR appearances with numerous reported appellate cases (2014 EOR 244).

Technical excellence: “He can cut through the thickest of facts and get to the issues quickly. He is meticulous in his review of the papers and connects with clients with ease.” (Chambers & Partners 2018). “Highly bright” (Chambers & Partners 2013). Clear and incisive legal mind(Legal 500 2009). “Knowl­edgeable, experienced and pragmatic” (Chambers & Partners 2009). He has particular expertise in high value claims hav­ing co-authored Employment Tribunal Remedies (4th Edition, Oxford University Press) which has received such accolades as “definitely a ‘must read’” (ELA Briefing Vol 18 No 7 August 2011) and “highly recommended” (New Law Journal 2011 161 NLJ 1562).

Strategic, tactical and commercial acumen: “A commercial operator who quickly wins the respect of clients” (Legal 500 2015). “He’s able to be very creative and to think outside of the box. He dissects his cases so well (Chambers & Partners 2014). “He looks at old problems in new and creative ways, sources say” (Chambers & Partners 2013). “His sharp legal analysis and understanding of the politics of the case is particularly appreciated” (Chambers & Partners 2008).

A real team player: Mohinderpal is “collaborative” (Legal 500 2017), “sharp, responsive and pragmatic” (Legal 500 2013). “Sources admire hiscalm demeanour and his keen eye for detail. He is also seen as being incredibly hard-working and responsive to the client” (Chambers & Partners 2012). “His pre-trial preparation is unbeatable. His friendly, hands-on approach goes down a treat with clients” (Chambers & Partners 2011). Clients describe him as “incredibly quick and user-friendly” (Chambers & Partners 2009). He is direct access qualified.

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