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Carey Olsen

Work Department

Employment Pensions and Incentives; Regulatory; Cybersecurity and Data Protection; Intellectual Property


Huw Thomas has been advising on employment issues, data protection and information management for more than 10 years.

He has broad experience of both contentious and non-contentious employment matters with a particular emphasis on regulatory issues in the finance industry in both Jersey and Guernsey. He also specialises in mediation.

Huw is a regular speaker at breakfast briefings, conferences and seminars.

Huw advises in both Jersey and Guernsey as part of the Carey Olsen Channel Islands Employment Team.


Huw qualified as an English Solicitor in 1999. He has worked for leading employment law firms in the City of London and has previously spent five years developing the employment team in another law firm in the Channel Islands prior to running his own employment law consultancy.


He is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Huw is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Employment

(Leading individuals)

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(Next Generation Partners)

Huw Thomas  – Carey Olsen

Carey Olsen fields a full-service, pan-Channel Island employment law and pensions practice that is known for contentious and non-contentious matters. The employment group, headed by Huw Thomas , has substantial experience acting before the Jersey employment tribunal. It is also often called upon to assist with employment-related data protection issues. Thomas often works alongside Tarina Le Boutillier, who in addition to employment issues handles immigration law work. Other key names include pensions counsel Julie Currie, and trusts and private wealth head Siobhan Riley, who works alongside Alexa Saunders.

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Regulatory and white-collar crime

Carey Olsen‘s regulatory and white-collar crime group services a wide range of Jersey regulated businesses, providing financial services compliance advice and representing clients in litigation. In addition to the financial services sector, the group also has a strong track record in competition cases and issues involving the gambling and cannabis industries. Areas of expertise include anti-money laundering issues, including investigations, matters involving the mutual legal assistance treaty (such as production orders and taking of evidence) and cyber-related criminal and regulatory issues. William Grace is a stalwart of the team, with vast experience in corruption and money laundering investigations and cases, as well as cyber- and crypto-related risk work. Marcus Pallot leads the global contentious regulatory team, and concentrates on acting for regulated entities involved in actual or threatened proceedings before the Jersey regulators. Counsel Huw Thomas  has experience in contentious employment issues arising in the regulated financial services space.