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Robert Thomas

Partner

Sector

Retail & Leisure

Service

Employment, Pensions & Immigration

Robert specialises in all areas of employment law and has a particular interest in advocacy.

He has dealt with almost every type of case in the employment tribunal and has appeared on numerous occasions in county court, the High Court, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. Robert has several reported cases.

He has acted for clients (several of which are household names) in a variety of industries and sectors, including finance, construction, local government, education, food and drink, electronics, sport and transport.

Robert is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

  • A number of major reorganisations/collective redundancies (involving several hundred employees)
  • A large pension change exercise affecting over 700 employees
  • The successful defence of a whistleblowing and discrimination claim where a costs order of over £300,000 was secured against the claimant
  • Resisting a trade union recognition claim for a major employer in the leisure industry