Thomas has a broad civil practice, encompassing public, commercial, professional discipline, and employment law. He has particular interests in judicial review (both public and commercial), commercial litigation and arbitration, and human rights and civil liberties, but accepts instruction in all areas.
During his pupillage, Thomas assisted his supervisors in cases before the High Court (Administrative, Commercial, and Mercantile Courts), Chancery Division, and Court of Appeal, and before several arbitral tribunals (under ICSID, ICC, and LCIA rules) and professional discipline panels. In so doing, he gained litigation and advisory experience across a broad range of practice areas, from commercial litigation and arbitration to chancery, employment, professional discipline, (public and private) international, public, and human rights law.
- R. (on the application of Prudential Assurance Company Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners  EWHC 1484 (Admin)
- Dunhill v Hughmans (A Firm)  5 Costs L.O. 589
- Hughmans (A Firm) v Dunhill  EWCA Civ 97
Outside of practice, Thomas has been retained as an Expert Legal Consultant by the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (“CLDP”) to train arbitrators from Afghanistan after the passage of that country’s inaugural Commercial Arbitration Law. He is also a volunteer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit, Free Representation Unit, and North Kensington Law Centre, and, before training for the bar, worked for the United Nations and for several international NGOs in Afghanistan, Egypt, and Lebanon.
City, University of London, LL.B., Merit
Yale University, MA, Magna Cum Laude (Distinction)
SOAS, University of London, BA (Hons), First-class
Scholarships & Awards
Best Oralist Award (National Round), Telders Public International Law Moot Court Competition
Future Lawyers Award for Academic Excellence
Runner-up, 11KBW Essay Prize in Public Law
Overbrook Foundation Fellowship
Coca-Cola World Fund at Yale Fellowship
International Relations Student Summer Fund
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
Undergraduate Finalist School Prize
Bar Human Rights Committee
Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Human Rights Lawyers Association
ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum
Young Public Lawyers’ Group