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Practice Areas

Tom is a true employment and discrimination specialist, known for his technical expertise and ability to tackle the most complex cases. His practice focuses on the commercial sector, and with increasing emphasis on the education and care sectors.

He has particular experience in whistleblowing, TUPE and discrimination (in particular disability and pregnancy discrimination) claims, although he is accomplished in all areas of employment law.

Tom regularly appears in the employment tribunals and has experience in the Employment Appeal Tribunal where he undertakes written work and advocacy.

Recent experience

Acted in a ‘landmark’ case on the employment status of a hairdresser.

Successfully applied for strike-out of numerous disability discrimination claims on the basis of them having no reasonable prospects of success on behalf of the largest further education college in the country.

Represented one of the largest food producers in the country in successfully defeating all claims (six) brought by a disabled former employee arising from premises relocation.

Acted for global software analytics company in six-figure disability discrimination claim brought by former Vice President of Sales.

Acted for senior building surveyor against UK body of long-established international humanitarian charity at three-day trial.

Acted for one of the country’s largest multi-academy trusts in securing strike-out of post-employment victimisation claim.

DISCRIMINATION WORK

Tom uses his experience in discrimination claims to undertake civil disputes in the County and High Court where the Equality Act is engaged. He advises and represents individuals, businesses and social housing providers to bring or defend claims for discrimination.