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Paul Sangha

Called 2012

Paul is an experienced employment & discrimination and personal injury barrister. He joined Parklane Plowden Chambers in 2012.

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Areas of Expertise
Civil Fraud
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Paul has developed a specialist insurance fraud practice.  As a robust trial advocate, he is able to uncover dishonesty through effective cross-examination. He is familiar with the relevant appellate case law on fundamental dishonesty. 

Recent examples include:

  • Representing an insurer in its defence of a £20,000+ claim for credit hire, recovery & storage. Claimant was cross-examined extensively about personal injury claim as well as claims arising from property damage to establish dishonesty. Claim was dismissed for fundamental dishonesty pursuant to s.57 CJCA 2015.
  • Representing an insurer at first instance and on appeal to secure a finding of fundamental dishonesty. Trial judge was reluctant to make such a finding at first instance, but on appeal, relying on the evidence from the trial, a finding of fundamental dishonesty was made.
  • Advising an insurer on evidence in a possible fraud case and drafting a fraud Defence. Claim was subsequently discontinued.  
Employment
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Paul is an experienced employment & discrimination law specialist who has acts for and advises claimants and respondents. 

Recent cases include:

  • Representation of a major construction company at multi-day hearing defending claims of unfair dismissal, automatic unfair dismissal (whistleblowing), whistleblowing detriments and breach of contract. 
  • Representation of a claimant manager in the financial sector in a high value claim for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. Tribunal considered expert evidence on future loss of earnings.  
  • Representation of a blind employee in various claims of disability discrimination. 
  • Representation of a claimant manager in an unfair selection for redundancy claim during COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Representation of a major telecoms company defending a race discrimination claim brought by a job applicant.
  • Representation of a respondent SME in an unfair dismissal case where the SOSR reason for dismissal was breakdown in relationship.
  • Representation of a respondent in a TUPE transfer case: dispute regarding a service provision change under TUPE.

Paul is good at dealing with evidential and tactical considerations. He is pragmatic and commercially aware in his advice. 

Paul also regularly delivers seminars to Solicitors on a variety of topics, including most recently: Employment Status, Disability Discrimination, Indirect Discrimination and Remedies.

Paul has also appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Paul is accredited by the Bar Council to undertake direct access work from the public.

Professional Memberships: ELBA, ELA, ILS 

 Recommendations: Legal 500 2022 – Recommended 

Personal Injury
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In the personal injury field, Paul regularly advises and represents clients in road traffic accident, public liability and employer’s liability cases, predominantly on the Fast Track. 

As part of that practice, he regularly deals with credit hire and costs issues.

Paul is accredited by the Bar Council to undertake direct access work from the public.

Professional Memberships: PIBA 

Inquests & Inquiries
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Paul accepts instructions for inquests in a variety of fields and has represented families and interested parties. His past experience includes: deaths in care homes, road traffic accidents and clinical treatment.

Recommendations
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Legal 500 2022 – Recommended 

Personal Details
Education

LLB (2008), University of Leeds; BPTC, BPP Law School.

Professional Associations

Employment Lawyers Association Industrial Law Society Personal Injury Bar Association

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