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Thomas Kibling
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Thomas Kibling

"Thomas provides an outstanding service. He is always extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with."

Chambers & Partners 2016
Called: 1990

Thomas Kibling is one of the Bar’s most highly rated employment law juniors and has been ranked in the top band of Legal 500 and Chambers UK for over 10 years. In the latest edition of Legal 500 he was listed as one of the directory’s leading four employment juniors.

Thomas is described in the directories as ‘flexible, pragmatic and technically excellent’, ‘very approachable and enjoyable to work with’, and ‘fantastic on his feet.’ His written work is ‘first rate’, and he is well known as ‘a really good advocate… who gets what he needs to get.’

He is regularly instructed by large international corporations, including banks and financial institutions, trusts, media firms, and blue chip companies. His growing sports law practice has seen him act for several premiership football clubs and sports associations, including the Ice Hockey Association and the England & Wales Cricket Board in the recent challenge by umpires on the imposition of a retirement age.

For the last 10 years Thomas has been ranked in the top group for employment law in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. He has particular experience of high value, complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims acting for large corporate employers in financial services, professional services as well as international corporations, public bodies, local authorities, individual and trade union clients. Thomas’ practice also includes all other aspects of employment law including equal pay, industrial action and trade union recognition claims.

Thomas has been involved in a number of formal investigations into local authorities, internal investigations into organisations such as the fire service and educational establishments and pre-emptive investigations in high profile cases concerning historical child abuse inquiries.

Thomas also has a well-established and regarded High Court employment law practice acting for both employers and employees in obtaining and resisting injunctions and claims for wrongful dismissal.

At the appellate court level, Thomas has been involved in a number of the leading judgments of the appeal courts particularly in the discrimination field.

Notable Cases:

House of Lords and Supreme Court

Jones v 3M Healthcare (post-termination discrimination)
Anyanwu and Ebuzoeme v South Bank University (scope of knowingly aiding in discrimination claims)
Delaney v Staples (unauthorised deductions from wages)

Court of Appeal

Chesterton Global Ltd & Anor v Nurmohamed & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 979

Hill v Clapton Family Trust Ltd (definition of mental impairment)
Williams v J. Walter Thompson (reasonable adjustments and disability)
Stansbury v Dataplus Plc (conduct of tribunal members)
Jones v Tower Boots (liability of employers in discrimination)
Smith v Gardner Merchant (discrimination claim involving a gay couple)

Thomas is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Thomas needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Thomas’ Privacy Notice in full, please see here.

Thomas is regulated by the Bar Standards Board and accepts instructions under Standard Contractual Terms. To find out more information on this and the way we work at Matrix, including our fee transparency statement, please see our see our service standards. Thomas is registered for direct access.

DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

"He gets to the nub of things really quickly." "His legal knowledge is of the first order and he provides commercial, practical advice."

Chambers & Partners 2021 (Employment)

"An absolute delight to work with - he is incredibly user friendly, reliable and responsive, and consistently impresses clients, instructing solicitors and Tribunals alike."

Legal 500 2021 (Employment)

"A junior at the top of his game: he knows the law inside out and is able to provide commercial solutions to an issue." "He's absolutely brilliant: he always goes the extra mile and never lets you down."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Employment)

"He has an incredible command of the tribunal room and great judgement and is really impressive on his feet."

Legal 500 2019 (Employment)

"Adept at handling difficult discrimination claims with reputational consequences.” “He is excellent with clients, builds a very strong rapport with them and puts them at ease – he is a reassuring barrister."

Legal 500 2017 (Employment)

"A brilliant tactician, who knows what will work and when."

Legal 500 2016 (Employment)

"A superb advocate with an excellent grasp of the law."

Chambers & Partners

"He is consistently hugely impressive as an advocate, and invaluable as a litigation partner."

Legal 500
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Thomas Kibling
Called: 1990

"Thomas provides an outstanding service. He is always extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with."

Chambers & Partners 2016

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Law
  • Discrimination and Equality
  • Employment Law
  • EU Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Injunctions
  • Public International Law
  • Sports Law

Thomas Kibling

Contact Thomas: thomaskibling@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447

Contact Thomas's Practice Team (Team M): TeamM@matrixlaw.co.uk


Thomas Kibling is one of the Bar’s most highly rated employment law juniors and has been ranked in the top band of Legal 500 and Chambers UK for over 10 years. In the latest edition of Legal 500 he was listed as one of the directory’s leading four employment juniors.

Thomas is described in the directories as ‘flexible, pragmatic and technically excellent’, ‘very approachable and enjoyable to work with’, and ‘fantastic on his feet.’ His written work is ‘first rate’, and he is well known as ‘a really good advocate… who gets what he needs to get.’

He is regularly instructed by large international corporations, including banks and financial institutions, trusts, media firms, and blue chip companies. His growing sports law practice has seen him act for several premiership football clubs and sports associations, including the Ice Hockey Association and the England & Wales Cricket Board in the recent challenge by umpires on the imposition of a retirement age.

Employment Law

For the last 10 years Thomas has been ranked in the top group for employment law in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. He has particular experience of high value, complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims acting for large corporate employers in financial services, professional services as well as international corporations, public bodies, local authorities, individual and trade union clients. Thomas’ practice also includes all other aspects of employment law including equal pay, industrial action and trade union recognition claims. Thomas has been involved in a number of formal investigations into local authorities, internal investigations into organisations such as the fire service and educational establishments and pre-emptive investigations in high profile cases concerning historical child abuse inquiries. Thomas also has a well-established and regarded High Court employment law practice acting for both employers and employees in obtaining and resisting injunctions and claims for wrongful dismissal. At the appellate court level, Thomas has been involved in a number of the leading judgments of the appeal courts particularly in the discrimination field. Notable Cases: House of Lords and Supreme Court Jones v 3M Healthcare (post-termination discrimination) Anyanwu and Ebuzoeme v South Bank University (scope of knowingly aiding in discrimination claims) Delaney v Staples (unauthorised deductions from wages) Court of Appeal Chesterton Global Ltd & Anor v Nurmohamed & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 979 Hill v Clapton Family Trust Ltd (definition of mental impairment) Williams v J. Walter Thompson (reasonable adjustments and disability) Stansbury v Dataplus Plc (conduct of tribunal members) Jones v Tower Boots (liability of employers in discrimination) Smith v Gardner Merchant (discrimination claim involving a gay couple)
Thomas's Privacy Notice

Thomas is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Thomas needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Thomas’ Privacy Notice in full, please see here.


DIRECTORY RECOMMENDATIONS

"He gets to the nub of things really quickly." "His legal knowledge is of the first order and he provides commercial, practical advice."

Chambers & Partners 2021 (Employment)

"An absolute delight to work with - he is incredibly user friendly, reliable and responsive, and consistently impresses clients, instructing solicitors and Tribunals alike."

Legal 500 2021 (Employment)

"A junior at the top of his game: he knows the law inside out and is able to provide commercial solutions to an issue." "He's absolutely brilliant: he always goes the extra mile and never lets you down."

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Employment)

"He has an incredible command of the tribunal room and great judgement and is really impressive on his feet."

Legal 500 2019 (Employment)

"Adept at handling difficult discrimination claims with reputational consequences.” “He is excellent with clients, builds a very strong rapport with them and puts them at ease – he is a reassuring barrister."

Legal 500 2017 (Employment)

"A brilliant tactician, who knows what will work and when."

Legal 500 2016 (Employment)

"A superb advocate with an excellent grasp of the law."

Chambers & Partners

"He is consistently hugely impressive as an advocate, and invaluable as a litigation partner."

Legal 500