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Rebecca Thomas

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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.

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