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Haresh Sood

Haresh has a unique skill set which makes him the perfect fit for a variety of public access work as well as solicitor instructions.

Before joining the bar, Haresh qualified as a solicitor and subsequently a solicitor advocate at one of Nottingham’s best regional law firms. Consequently, he understands the importance of tailor-made client care.

Haresh offers his legal services to clients all over the UK, particularly the East Midlands and Andalucia, Spain, particularly Sevilla. He is authorised to conduct litigation which means he can provide a cost-effective service with 2-in-1 legal services, including preparation and representation with sound advice along the way.

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Haresh Sood

Haresh's Experience

Called in 2009

Public Access Accredited


Barristers in England and Wales are regulated by the Bar Standards Board

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Employment Law & Regulatory Law

Haresh has 12 years of teaching experience in English, Modern Foreign Languages and Law, and has also worked in a hospital teaching. He has advised many people from the education and medical world, including medical professionals such as nurses and doctors. 

Entertainment & Film Law

Haresh has extensive experience in the media world, having worked as a journalist for the BBC and as a professional actor in London and performed/written comedy. He has advised individuals on performing contracts, censorship, defamation and freedom of expression and more.

An avid documentary filmmaker, Haresh takes instructions on film law from various filmmakers, particularly independent new filmmakers. He has experience in dealing with pre, editing and post production matters concerning consent, copyright and other issues.  He has further spent the two years researching the legal issues concerning the adult industry and now offers advice to people working/offering services within this industry on a direct access basis. Haresh has dealt with many legal issues in his own projects including the internationally acclaimed 'My Nieces Big Fat Delhi Wedding'.

International Law

Haresh has conducted placements abroad learning the law on different jurisdictions and international arbitration in Brazil and South Korea on Bar Council missions abroad.

  • Policy and Editorial Board of Counsel Magazine
  • Bar European Group
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Awarded an accolade as Tomorrow’s Lawyer in the Times Newspaper National Student Awards, 2001
  • Shortlisted in the GG2 diversity and leadership awards, 2002
  • Invited to be part of Her Majesty’s Judging Panel for Unsung Heroes, 2004
  • Recognised in the Law Teacher of the Year Awards by Oxford University Press, 2010
  • Spanish
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi  
  • Italian (Intermediate)
  • French (Basic) 
Privacy Policy

1. This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.
3.  I, Haresh Sood, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
4.  It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example:

  • Advise on the prospects of litigation;
  • Advise on the value of your claim;
  • Representation at a court hearing;
  • Representation at trial;
  • Advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.  I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i)  Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;

(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv) Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v) Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.  In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.


12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:

(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

16. The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above, will take place in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

Your Rights

17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most likely mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:

(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 14;

(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v) The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 


26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. 

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: mailto:, or my clerks: telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to:

Latest articles from Haresh

Four TBG Barristers Included in 2024 Pro Bono Recognition List

We’re pleased to share the inclusion of four TBG barristers - Haresh Sood, Maureen Spencer, Philip Bowen, and Jake Rudman - in the 2024 Pro Bono Recognition List.
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Haresh's Testimonials

I recently had need of Haresh's expertise in a small claim. I was more than satisfied with the help that he gave me, in fact I would go as far as to say that I wouldn't have had the success I did, without him. His tenacity and professionalism won the day. His calm, sensitive approach puts you at ease in an otherwise stressful situation. I would recommend him to anyone in need of some legal help, whether it's advice or representation you're looking for, he's your man!


Direct Access Client

I had been recommended to Mr Haresh Sood by a member of my family and a family friend who had both used Mr Sood to help them with their workplace issues. My Union was ill equipped to help me with my particular work situation, but Mr Sood took my case on. He was incredibly empathetic and sympathetic but more importantly, helped me to resolve my work problems to my satisfaction


Direct Access Client

We consider ourselves lucky to have found Haresh. He has helped our family on more than one occasion, always going out of his way to make sure we fully understood the issues he was helping us through with clear explanations and genuine empathy. As well as being an expert in his field he is one of the nicest people we have ever met.

Darren Stokes




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