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GRIFFIN BUILDING, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5LN, ENGLAND
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Work 0202 7404 3447
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400 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC1
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www.matrixlaw.co.uk
Matrix Chambers, Thomas Linden QC, London, ENGLAND

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Thomas Linden QC

Tel:
Work 020 7404 3447
Email:
Matrix Chambers (Matrix Chambers)

Position

Barrister practising in employment law, partnership law, discrimination, public law, sports, and EU/human rights law. A lot of his employment law work is cases which overlap with commercial law (eg bonus claims, restraint of trade, breach of confidence and fiduciary duties) and he also does a great deal of appellate work; his Employment Tribunal work often has a European dimension or tends to involve high value complaints of whisteblowing or discrimination, often in the financial services context; he also has valuable experience in collective labour law (trade union law, industrial action, recognition and collective bargaining). His discrimination work includes employment, goods and services and education. As far as public law/local government work is concerned, he is a former member of the A Panel of the Treasury Counsel and has considerable experience of acting both for and against local and central government, mainly in the context of education, the National Health Service, prisoners and criminal justice. His sports law practice involves disputes between sports players and their clubs and sports disciplinary work.

Career

Called 1989, awarded Council of Legal Education Studentship and Karmel, Atkin and Prince of Wales Scholarships at Gray’s Inn; junior counsel to the Crown (’A’ Panel) 2003; Recorder 2005; QC 2006. Bencher at Gray’s Inn 2012.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; Administrative Law Bar Association.

Education

Keble College, Oxford (1984-88 BA Jurisprudence (1st); BCL).


London Bar

Employment

Within: Leading Silks

Thomas Linden QC - Matrix Chambers ‘ His expertise in relation to employment status is second to none. ’

Within: Employment

Matrix Chambers has 'a formidable array of talent and expertise' with its members 'offering tremendous strength in employment cases'. James Laddie QC represented the employer in Supreme Court case Egon Zehnder v Tillman, the first employee restraint of trade case to reach the top level of the court system for more than a century. Karon Monaghan QC acted in Gilham v Ministry of Justice, in which the Court of Appeal held that judges are not workers and therefore cannot be covered by protections for whistleblowers. Elsewhere, Thomas Linden QC successfully acted for British Cycling, which was being sued by former track cyclist Jessica Varnish, who was found not to be an employee of the governing body or UK Sport, which funds elite athletes.

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Sport

Within: Leading Silks

Thomas Linden QC - Matrix Chambers ‘ Involved in sports commercial, regulatory and employment work. ’

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