Tariq is an award-winning Barrister recognized as a leading practitioner in Employment, Public Law and Sports Law. He is a twice winner of the ‘Barrister of the Year’ Award in the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards, and is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, the Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates, the Welsh Government A Panel and the Equality and Human Rights Commission A Panel.


Winner ‘Barrister of the Year’ Award in 2015 and 2013 – Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.

Recognized in the Birmingham Post ‘Power List 250’ in 2017 and 2016 as one of the most influential lawyers in the West Midlands – Birmingham Post Power 250 2017: Legal.


Tariq is recognized as a leading Barrister in three fields in the 2018 editions of Chambers UK for Employment, Immigration and Sport, in three fields in The Legal 500 for Employment, Public Law and Sport and in Who’s Who Legal for Employment and Immigration.


  • Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown, Regional Panel.
  • Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates.
  • Welsh Government A Panel of Counsel.
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission A Panel of Counsel.
  • League Managers Association Legal Panel.
  • FA Rule K Arbitrator.
  • Legal Arbitrator, Sport Resolutions UK.
  • Chair, FA Anti-Discrimination Panel.


The University of Kent at Canterbury

Professional Memberships

  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • British Association of Sports Lawyers

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

Attorney General Panel

Appointed to Regional A panel

Welsh Government Panel

Appointed to Junior Counsel A panel


Bloomsbury’s ‘Discrimination Law’

9th January 2018

‘Discrimination Law’ covers every aspect of discrimination, giving practical and detailed advice on the full range of legal equality issues.

It considers discrimination in the arenas of employment law, goods and services, housing, education, and transport services across the fields of sex, race, disability, religious and sexual orientation discrimination, equal pay, and EU equality law. It also contains commentary on practice and procedure including its own guideline to the amount of awards in discrimination claims.

Religion in the Workplace

7th November 2018

On 5 November 2018, Tariq Sadiq spoke with Lady Justice Simler on the topic of Religion in the Workplace at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in London. The lecture was chaired by Sir Michael Burton, the former President of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Topics included the cases on philosophical belief, issues surrounding manifesting religious belief in the workplace and the ECHR cases in Eweida/Ladele and Lee v Ashers Bakery Ltd the so called Gay Cake case.

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