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Richard Thomas

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Capital Law Limited

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Richard is a partner in the Employment Team with 20 years’ experience (In House and Private Practice) advising (and training) on all aspects of contentious and non contentious Employment and Data Protection law in both the public and private sectors. He has significant experience in advising employers on both individual and collective employment law issues including:
Employment Tribunal advocacy on behalf of employees and employers across the UK; Complex collective restructures and reorganisations, outsourcing and TUPE (including negotiating and drafting employee handover provisions in commercial agreements); Employee consultation and setting up of Information and Consultation Forums and agreements; Collective bargaining and industrial relations issues including advising on, dealing with and resolving Collective Disputes and Industrial Action via ACAS mediation. Richard also undertakes a lot of training and development for clients and delivers, for example, the Employment Law Diploma which Capital runs in conjunction with Cardiff University.


Qualified 1996; partner 2008. Joined NHS Wales (Welsh Health Legal Services) after qualifying and spent 3 years providing employment law advice to NHS employers in Wales and representing them at Employment Tribunals. Joined Eversheds in 1999 and continued to work for NHS clients as well as advising a number of large corporates such as DS Smith, GSK, Daimer Chrysler, Corus, Cargill, JCB and T Mobile. Worked in house at GSK in 2006/07 as senior counsel (employee relations). Joined Capital Law in 2007. Currently works with Orange, MTR Crossrail, LOROL, BMA, Immarsat, Panasonic and The Royal Mint.


The Law Society of England and Wales


Cowbridge Comprehensive; London School of Economics (1990 BSc Economics 2(:1)); University of Sussex (1992 CPE Law Merit; 1993 LPC).

Wales: Human resources

Employment: Cardiff

Within: Employment: Cardiff

Capital Law Limited ‘s three-partner team provides ‘exceptional customer service‘ and ‘first-class’ advice across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious mandates to companies and organisations within the education, manufacturing, transport and retail sectors. Noted for its ‘unrivalled level of care and attention’, clients benefit from a holistic approach which not only includes legal advice but also HR consultancy services by dint of the firm’s integrated management consultancy, “Capital People”. ‘Personable and effective’ team head Nia Cooper  ‘always instils confidence with her calm and considered manner and astute advice’, particularly as it pertains to large-scale projects involving TUPE, collective redundancy issues or changes to terms and conditions, in addition to employment tribunal representation. The ‘highly skilled and well-prepared’ Iestyn Morris is particularly accomplished at handling work within the education sector and recently successfully defended a National Association of Head Teachers’ member in a fitness to practice proceeding. Trade union law specialist Richard Thomas is also recommended, while at associate level, Sarah Austin  specialises in the employment law issues associated with corporate transactions handled by the firm, and Welsh speaking associate Esyllt Green  has extensive experience in the retail sector having formerly worked in-house at B&Q. Clients include British Medical Association, University of South Wales, Westbridge Capital and Dow Corning.

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