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Robert Thomas, Partner

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

Summary

Robert specialises in all areas of employment law and has particular experience and 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 a former barrister and is admitted as a solicitor to practise in England and Wales.

Experience highlights

  • 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 major employers in the leisure and manufacturing sectors
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