5 Essex Court

Mark Thomas

Call 2006


Mark advises on all aspects of employment law, regularly appearing in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Mark acts for numerous police forces, public bodies and charities in discrimination claims. Claims encompass in particular, disability, race, sex, age and protected disclosures (whistle-blowing).

He also has an established commercial employment practice and acts for a number of national retailers and other blue-chip companies at Tribunal, having acted for, among others, John Lewis, Dixons Carphone Warehouse, Harrods and Sodexo. 

Recent and ongoing cases include:

Ryan Ostilly v Meridian Global VAT Services (UK) Ltd: UKEAT/0017/20/OO – Defending a claim for breach of contract and constructive unfair dismissal for the non-payment of an executive bonus. Acted in the EAT in relation to the construction of the bonus clause and the scope of factors an employer may take into account when deciding whether to award a bonus.