Guy Draper - Employment and Discrimination

Guy Draper - Employment and Discrimination profile

Guy regularly advises in relation to unfair dismissal, discrimination and redundancy, with particular experience in cases involving disability discrimination. He accepts instructions to act on behalf of both Claimants and Respondents, but has a particular strength representing Respondents, with current clients including popular airlines and holiday companies.



Year of call: 2008
  • Middle Temple Harmsworth Scholarship
Areas of specialism:
  • Criminal
  • Employment and Discrimination
  • Inquests and Inquiries
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
  • Transport Law
  • BA (Hons) Philosophy II:1 Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University
Professional associations:
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Notable Cases:
  • R v PD (Southampton Crown Court) Successful defence of man charged with 14 counts of rape and sexual assault of two 8-year-old boys.
  • R v MB (Wood Green Crown Court) Successful defence of a man charged with possession of firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life.
  • R v AA (Worcester Crown Court) Successful defence of a man charged with a serious and violent domestic robbery that involved children being threatened with an axe, and injury being inflicted on their parents.
  • R v KC (Wolverhampton Crown Court) Represented at trial a woman charged with soliciting to murder her ex-husband.
  • R v SK (Wood Green Crown Court) Crown accepted an offer of £2588 in satisfaction of confiscation proceedings where the benefit figure was over £5million.
  • R v JG (Aylesbury Crown Court) Successful defence of a woman charged with a violent domestic robbery, where the events had been filmed on a mobile phone. The defence submitted claim of right.
  • R v SS (Wolverhampton Crown Court) Successful defence of a lady charged with causing grievous bodily harm by smashing a bottle over her partner's head, where the issue was self-defence.
  • R v PN (Southampton Crown Court) Successful defence of a young man charged with harassment with violence, where it was alleged that he had pointed a gun at a rival family member's head, tried to ram his car off the road at speed, and made other threats.
  • R v DC (St Albans Crown Court) Successful appeal against conviction for sexual assaults.
  • R v BB (Youth Court) Successfully defended a 16-year-old boy charged with the sexual assault of a nine-year-old family friend.
  • R v MC (Magistrates' Court) Defendant acquitted of beating his 4-year-old daughter when she had explained clearly to teachers at nursery school that her black eye was caused by her father hitting her.