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 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.
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)
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 (gays bringing discrimination claim)
Thomas Kibling is recommended as a leading junior in Employment law in Chambers & Partners 2013, and described as “highly effective in the employment law world”.
Chambers & Partners 2010, 2011 and 2012 also rank Thomas as a leading junior in Employment law; “flexible, pragmatic and technically excellent.”
Legal 500 2009, 2010 and 2011 recommend Thomas as a leading junior in Employment law; “very hardworking, committed and knowledgeable.”
Top Employment junior, Thomas produces “first rate written work”, is “fantastic on his feet” and is well known for his sensitive handling of discrimination cases (Chambers and Partners 2009).
Leading Employment junior, Thomas lays claim to “an amazing set of reported cases” (Legal 2008).