Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Employment - London (Bar)
Rebecca Thomas is held in high esteem as an employment barrister with deep knowledge of unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. She has a particularly strong track record in the successful defence of public bodies in such claims.
Strengths: "She is a reliable pair of hands, she is pragmatic, she is good with witnesses and and she is robust in cross-examination." "She is incredibly empathetic, she is very thoughtful, she is very happy to really get stuck into the matter and she is really happy to be contacted over the strategy of a case."
Recent work: Acted for the London Fire Commissioner in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in a whistle-blowing discrimination claim brought by Mrs Itulu.
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Rebecca was called to the Bar in 1999 and is a specialist in employment law. She has extensive experience of all areas of employment work including unfair dismissal, discrimination, trade union law, whistle-blowing and TUPE.
As a member of the Equal Opportunities approved panel of barristers, Rebecca has developed a particular interest in discrimination law and is experienced at dealing with complex aspects of discrimination law such as indirect discrimination, maternity and equal pay. She regularly represents Claimants and Respondents both in Tribunal and at appellate level. Rebecca is often instructed in complex, high value and lengthy cases. Rebecca is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution. She frequently advises and represents parties in judicial mediation. In addition to representing individuals and small firms her regular clients include national companies, public sector organisations and a number of local authorities.
Rebecca has particular experience in acting for the transport sector and representing employers with highly unionised work forces. In addition to her advocacy and advisory work, Rebecca also provides in house training and seminars on a range of employment matters. Her ‘Witness Workshop’ designed to provide employees with an introduction to the Tribunal process is particularly popular. As well as being a skilled advocate Rebecca is also known for her excellent client care skills.