Three employment partners from Bindmans have joined the London office of Irwin Mitchell. The appointment of Shah Qureshi, Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole takes the total number of employment partners in Irwin Mitchell’s London office to five and the total number across the firm to 10.

Shah Qureshi, partner and head of employment and professional discipline at Bindmans, will head up the London employment team. Shah’s practice covers all areas of employment and discrimination law, and he represents executives and professionals in both contentious and non-contentious work. He has extensive experience of advising on regulatory issues including cases before the Financial Conduct Authority and General Medical Council.  

He has developed a strong reputation in pursuing successful discrimination and whistle-blowing cases. He also acts for a range of employers including national charities, local authorities and companies.

Shazia Khan advises on all aspects of employment law including high value discrimination claims, whistle-blowing and redundancy. She represents professionals subject to regulatory proceedings, in particular those instituted by the General Medical Council. Shazia has developed a particular interest in acting for consultants who have been excluded by their NHS Trust and subject to investigation under the MHPS Policy.

Emilie Cole has a prominent high-net-worth practice, with over 15 years of experience in supporting professionals negotiate exit packages, and advising on high value discrimination and whistleblowing claims in the Employment Tribunal. Emilie has a special interest in supporting women who have suffered discrimination in the workplace.

Fergal Dowling, partner and national head of employment at Irwin Mitchell, said: 'We’re delighted to announce the appointment of three new employment partners to our London office. These latest additions demonstrate once again our commitment to investing in our employment team and ensuring that we continue to provide the very best advice and services to our clients.

'Shah, Shazia and Emilie are all extremely well-regarded employment lawyers, with formidable track-records. They will complement our existing team perfectly. Their extensive professional discipline expertise builds on our range of employment services, and offers further growth opportunities for the firm both in London and further afield.'