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Year of Call:  1982

Year of Silk:  2000

Position:  Head of International Human Rights Law

Manjit S Gill QC Employment CV

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Manjit S Gill QC - Employment

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Manjit has extensive experience in employment law and has appeared at all levels from Employment Tribunals to the House of Lords as well as advised on the full range of employment related issues. For example, he appeared in HSBC Bank v. Madden; Post Office v. Foley [2001] 1 All ER 550 (Court of Appeal), the leading English authority on the test of unreasonableness in dismissal cases and Sidhu v Aerospace Composite Technology [2001] ICR 167 (Court of Appeal and HL) which concerned dismissal for acts ‘in the course of employment’ and discrimination. He has been instructed by government departments, trade unions, law centres, voluntary groups and the Commission for Racial Equality (when it existed). He has also represented the Certification Officer for Trade Unions in relation to trade union merger and has been instructed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. In one case, he represented a group of about 100 workers in a large scale race discrimination and redundancy case which was successfully settled. He is particularly experienced in equality and discrimination matters. See also the Discrimination cases in his Human Rights Law and Public Law case-lists

Languages: Punjabi, Urdu

Speeches and seminars
Manjit Gill QC has spoken regularly at national and international conferences. For example:
2009: Speaker at the 2009 Bar Conference on the equality and diversity implications of public funding cuts in family work. 
2008: Speaker at the 2008 Bar Conference on the growing impact of Sharia law.
2005: Speech to the Indian Supreme Court Bar Association. 
2004: Speaker at Brussels conference organised by the European Policy Centre on the Common Basic Principles on Integration, as adopted by the EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministers
2001: he led a NGO delegation to the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban which resulted in the successful introduction into the 2001 UN Durban Declaration of a clause to promote cultural diversity and protect groups whose identities are drawn from multiple factors. He has regularly given seminars and training in his related areas.

In the mid 1990s he was heavily involved in setting up the Discrimination Law Association. He is a member of the Bar Council's Immigration Practitioners Accreditation Board and has previously assisted the Bar Council's Committee dealing with direct access to the Bar.

In the 1980s he was very active in the Society of Black Lawyers and involved in a number of initiatives to counter race discrimination in the legal profession.

He has given seminars and training sessions in his various areas of practice, appeared before UN human rights committees, carried out fact finding missions abroad (e.g. to the West Bank to assess the operation of alternative legal systems of communities under occupation) and attended many UN conferences and worked closely with other NGOs on diversity issues. He continues to be involved in various human rights organisations on a pro bono basis.

  • Founder and Editor of Immigration and Nationality Law Reports.
  • Contributor to Jackson & Warr’s Immigration Law and Practice.
  • Various articles.

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Called to the Northern Ireland Bar to conduct designated cases


Administrative Law Bar Association
European Bar Association
Discrimination Law Association


2012: appointed Honorary Professor at University of Birmingham

2000: appointed Queen’s Counsel

1997: appointed by the Attorney-General under s.6 of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 as one of the very first Special Advocates authorised to represent the interests of appellants before the Commission (National Security cases).

1992: appointed by the Attorney-General as Junior Counsel to the Crown in Common Law matters.


Manjit Gill QC is a high-profile presence here, admired by sources for his "ability to inspire confidence and command respect". 
Chambers & Partners 2009


HSBC Bank v. Madden; Post Office v. Foley [2001] 1 All ER 550 (Court of Appeal),

Sidhu v Aerospace Composite Technology [2001] ICR 167 (Court of Appeal and HL)