Clerks: Nigel East (Crime), Michael Lieberman (Civil).
Thomas joined chambers in July 2019 having relocated from Yorkshire. He returned to South Wales having successfully completed the BPTC at Cardiff University with an “Outstanding” grade. Thomas was awarded the “Wales and Chester Circuit Achievement Award” for the highest overall grade of his cohort.
Thomas accepts instructions in the following areas:
Thomas has a busy Crown Court practice and is regularly instructed by both the prosecution and defence. Thomas’ potential has been noted at an early stage and he is often instructed in matters beyond his level of call. His practice covers a full spectrum of offences from serious sexual and violent offending to road traffic offences. Thomas prides himself on his approachable style ensuring clients are at ease and informed of the proceedings they face. He has experience of questioning both young and vulnerable witnesses and has completed the Inns of Court “Vulnerable Witnesses Advocacy Training”. Thomas has a thorough working knowledge of Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and is regularly instructed in matters concerning confiscation and asset restraint.
Thomas has been appointed as a Grade C Panel Specialist Regulatory Advocate. He has considerable experience of prosecuting a range of regulatory offences on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive, HMRC, police forces and local councils. Due to his experience in this area, Thomas has even conducted training on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive assisting specialist inspectors when giving evidence. He is regularly instructed in appeals concerning the revocation of firearms and shotgun licences.
Thomas’ experience is not confined prosecution work. He is regularly instructed to defend in cases involving regulatory offences. More specifically, Thomas has considerable experience in cases involving Food Hygiene Law and the complex European Union regulations governing such matters.
Thomas also specialises in taxi licensing law; having prosecuted and defended in numerous cases involving decisions to refuse, revoke or suspend the licences of taxi drivers.
Thomas has extensive experience of personal injury, commercial and chancery claims in the County Court acting for both Claimants and Defendants. His experience includes:
Trials on the Small Claims, Fast and Multi Track;
Case Management Conferences;
Costs Case Management Conferences;
Pre Trial Reviews
Thomas also has experience of the High Court having conducted injunctive proceedings and varying appeals against both interlocutory and final decisions.
Thomas accepts instructions to draft pleadings, advices on quantum and/or liability. He will work to tight timescales where a quick turnaround is required.
Thomas accepts instructions to advise, draft and represent clients in relation to all aspects of employment law including Unfair and Constructive Dismissal, Redundancy, Discrimination, and Breach of Contract.
Thomas is able to accept Direct Access work. He can be instructed by a member of the public directly rather than via a solicitor.