Since joining No5 Barristers' Chambers, Sapan has gained experience of a wide range of employment law matters including unfair dismissal, disability and race discrimination, whistleblowing and appellate proceedings in the EAT.
Sapan's recent experience includes:
• Appearing unled in the High Court in injunction proceedings, in relation to breach of confidence and copyright;
• Successfully defending a multi-national forensic accounting company in a claim for whistleblowing detriment and unfair dismissal;
• Representing a public sector claimant at a remedy hearing in a complex case of race and disability discrimination concerning the Channel Panel programme;
• Representing a higher education college in a claim for disability discrimination and unfair dismissal (led by Mugni Islam-Choudhury).
Sapan also advises on liability and quantum, and drafts pleadings, schedules of loss and witness statements. His advisory practice encompasses ancillary civil matters such as breach of contract and data protection claims. He is a member of the Government Legal Department’s ‘Junior Junior’ Panel and is regularly instructed to assist in employment and public law proceedings.
Sapan is also regularly instructed in professional discipline proceedings. He has acted for dentists and osteopaths before the First-Tier Health Tribunal and the General Osteopathic Council’s Professional Conduct Committee. He has further advised doctors in relation to matters before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service. Sapan frequently represents the Nursing and Midwifery Council across the full spectrum of regulatory proceedings.
In addition to court work, Sapan provides training and seminars to law firms on a range of employment and equality law matters. In partnership with Oliver Lawrence, Sapan has presented on gender recognition and discrimination law at Mills & Reeve, Shoosmiths, Knights Plc, Harbottle & Lewis and various other firms. Their presentations have been described by solicitors variously as “excellent”, “thought-provoking” and “very insightful”.
Before practising as a barrister, Sapan worked for the Cleaners and Allied Independent Workers Union (CAIWU), representing members in Employment Tribunal claims, ACAS negotiations as well as internal grievance and disciplinary hearings.
Sapan is accredited to accept instructions on a direct access basis from members of the public.
Urdu (Professional Proficiency)
Hindi (Working Proficiency)
Junior Junior Counsel, Attorney General’s Civil Panel Counsel
Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum: John RWD Jones QC Essay Prize (2021)
Middle Temple: Colombos Public International Law Essay Prize (2021)
Geoffrey Nice Foundation Scholarship (2020)
Middle Temple: Queen Mother Scholarship (2019)
Middle Temple: Harmsworth Entrance Award (2019)
BPP University: Advocacy Scholarship (2019)
Winner of the Leicester University Medical Law Moot (2018)
LSE: Department of Government prize for 'Best Overall Performance' (2017)
LSE: Department of Government prize for 'Best Dissertation' (2017)
Oxford University: Casberd Scholarship (2014-2016)
Industrial Law Society
Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
2019: University College London, LLM in Labour Law, Conflict of Laws and Public Law (First Class, with Distinctions in all subjects)
2017: London School of Economics, MSc Comparative Politics (First Class, Top of Year)
2016: University of Oxford, BA History and Politics