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Thomas is a highly experienced barrister with a broad chancery and commercial practice. His main practice areas are pensions, trusts/private client, wills and contentious probate, administration of estates and charity law, property and professional negligence related to those practice areas.
Thomas has a specialist pensions practice based on over 20 years’ experience of acting and advising in pensions matters, including litigation in the High Court, regulatory matters and Pensions Ombudsman references.
Thomas has an extensive trusts and private client practice, specialising in contentious trust litigation both in the United Kingdom and cases with a foreign element (including recent cases in Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands). His private client practice also embraces wills, contentious probate, estates and charities.
His property work focuses on real property disputes: enforcing contracts for sale or lease, title and boundaries, restrictive covenants, easements, mortgages, commercial landlord and tenant, and conveyancing.
Thomas acts and advises on partnership and company law matters and has recently advised the Financial Reporting Review Council on International Accounting Standards and compliance issues relating to public companies.
Chambers & Partners, 2021 describes Thomas as “very experienced”. Chambers & Partners, 2020 says he is “commercial and pragmatic”, “he’s very thoughtful, with an academic approach”.
The Legal 500 2021 notes the following about him: “Very thorough. Really runs points to ground. Fantastic tolerance level for technical detail. A joy to work with.” The Legal 500 2020 edition describes Thomas as providing ‘reliable analysis of tricky trust law issues”.