Tom Watkins

Partner – Employment

About Thomas

Tom has over 20 years of employment law experience acting for a wide range of clients on all aspects of employment law.

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In addition to advice on “day to day” matters such as disciplinaries and grievances, absenteeism, performance management and settlement agreements he also regularly advises on major strategic projects including restructuring of the workforce, collective consultation, changes to terms and conditions, TUPE and complex discrimination and whistleblowing issues. 

Whilst he acts for clients across all sectors he has particular expertise in the Independent School sector. 

Tom is listed by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner”, being a lawyer who is defined as having significant recognition from clients and peers in the market and having a leading role on multiple matters.

He is described by clients as  “…an outstandingly good employment solicitor” who they “ ..couldn’t praise highly enough”. He is noted as providing “…clear and very understandable advice” which “….is always well considered, timely and detailed.” 

Tom is a skilled advocate and regularly appears in the Employment Tribunals.  

Outside of work Tom is a Trustee of Emmaus Hull and East Riding which provides support to formerly homeless people.

“I pride myself on providing pragmatic, jargon free advice with the focus being on helping clients navigate their way through often emotive and sensitive matters, to their preferred outcome in a timely and cost efficient manner.”

Thomas Watkins Corporate Employment

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