Amritpal Bachu

Year of Call: 2010
Email Address: amritpal.bachu@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Overview

A passionate and approachable advocate with a diverse background, Amritpal is a third six pupil with a special interest in Employment and Discrimination.

Legal Experience

Amritpal has extensive experience of appearing in county courts in commercial and property cases. He has represented clients in small claim trials, as well as a range of interim applications including summary judgments, applications to set aside judgments and directions hearings. He has undertaken appeals before circuit judges and also appeared before a Chancery Master in the Rolls Building of the Royal Courts of Justice.

At the Free Representation Unit, Amritpal has represented clients in the Employment tribunal and undertaken social security appeals, including appearing successfully in the Upper Tier tribunal. He completed an internship at Medical Justice where he supported a large research project examining the detention of victims of torture, and at Liberty, he undertook drafting into areas pertaining to human rights and equality laws.

In 2016, Amritpal went on to explore legislative process and policy through parliamentary research. He worked as a researcher at the House of Lords Library where he wrote briefings directly for peers — including for members of the Government, the Opposition, and crossbenchers (including former members of the Judiciary) — to support their participation in debates and questions in Parliament. For just under three years, Amritpal carried out research across the House of Lords’ main policy areas including constitutional affairs, international affairs and social policy.

Background

Prior to training as a Barrister, Amritpal began his professional life as an Optometrist during which he worked in general practice and refractive surgery consultations. He volunteered for an international eye care charity for whom he led teams in Zambia, Ghana and Ethiopia. In his spare time, Amritpal is a keen cyclist and recently cycled from London to Paris. He also enjoys the outdoors, drawing portraits and has volunteered for the homelessness charity, Crisis, during Christmas periods.

 

 

Expertise

  • Employment and discrimination
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    At the Free Representation Unit, Amritpal has appeared on behalf of the Claimant in an unfair dismissal trial and was required to clarify the issues in a complex case concerning religious discrimination.

    Amritpal has also appeared on behalf of employers in the county court on claims for unpaid wages. During his time as a researcher at the House of Lords, Amritpal undertook research on discrimination and equality laws.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)
  • LLB (Hons)

Scholarships

  • Middle Temple Benefactors Scholarship
  • ICLR National Mooting Competition Winner 2010

Professional bodies

  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association