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Michael Thompson, Partner

Michael Thompson




Practice areas

  • Employment law
  • Other

Practice notes

Michael is a partner in our Employment, Labor and Pensions Group. He qualified in 1990. As part of a wider role, Michael’s principal responsibility is as Chairman of the Firm's Charitable Trust where he has oversight of the Firm’s CR and Pro-bono activities respectively.

Michael deals with all aspects of employment law both contentious and non-contentious acting almost exclusively for employers. He has extensive experience both in the public and private sectors and is an experienced advocate before the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, having conducted complex and high-profile claims. His particular expertise lies in executive terminations, large scale reorganisations and injunctive relief. Michael also regularly provides training to clients both in house and on external courses.

Michael's recent experience includes dealing with various applications for injunctive relief relating to restrictive covenants and confidentiality, and advising listed companies on main board reorganisations, appointments and exits, and defending a multi-claimant employment tribunal claim relating to changes to terms and conditions and section 188.

Michael is featured in Legal 500 and Chambers as a leader in his field and is reported as "consistently impressive" and "absolutely exceptional and a sound choice for really complex or heavyweight matters".

Michael is a member of the Employment Lawyer's Association.

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