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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, 2020 (Pensions) describes Thomas as “commercial and pragmatic”, “he’s very thoughtful, with an academic approach.”
Chambers & Partners, 2019 (Pensions) describes Thomas as someone that completes “very thorough analysis. He thinks outside the box and is inventive in terms of looking for solutions”. “He really knows his stuff.”
The Legal 500 2020 edition describes Thomas as “very thorough and reliable analysis of tricky trust law issues”. The previous Legal 500 2019 edition describes him as “a wise junior who can be relied upon”.