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Chambers of Jason Beer QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7410 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7410 2010
DX:
1048 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
https://www.5essexcourt.co.uk

Mark Thomas

Tel:
Work 020 7410 2000
Email:
Web:
www.5essexcourt.co.uk
5 Essex Court (Chambers of Jason Beer QC)

Work Department

Mark specialises in police law, inquests, public/administrative law and employment law. He acts for police forces as well as a range of clients in both the public and private sectors. 

Position

Having acted as junior counsel for the Metropolitan Police in the landmark case DSD and in numerous other similar claims, Mark has considerable experience in cases involving alleged breaches of Article 3 ECHR. Recent and current cases include civil actions (including claims for misfeasance, wrongful arrest and false imprisonment, personal injury and employment claims), judicial reviews, inquests and inquiries. He has huge experience in defending civil actions and judicial reviews and is regularly instructed to appear against leading counsel in courts up to and including the Court of Appeal. 

Mark also 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 (whistleblowing). He also has an established commercial employment practice and acts for Respondents at Tribunal including national retailers and other blue-chip companies

He is a member of the Welsh Government’s A Panel of Counsel for public, employment and personal injury law.

Career

Called to the Bar 2006. Prior to becoming a barrister, Mark worked for several international investment banks. Mark has served a judicial intern to at the Federal Court of Australia, to the former Chief Justice of Australia.

Member

PIBA, ELA

Education

Philosophy, Politics and Economics – New College, Oxford University


London Bar

Police law (defendant)

Within: Police law (defendant) – Leading juniors

Mark Thomas - 5 Essex CourtHe handles Court of Appeal matters, unled, for forces.

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