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THOMAS THIBODEAU

Year of Call: 2018

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Coroners or Inquests
Criminal Law
Personal Injury

Biography

Thomas was called to the Bar in 2018 and completed pupillage with a criminal defence and prosecution practitioner. He also gained experience in Personal Injury, Judicial Review, Inquests, Licensing and Family Law. Thomas is currently accepting instructions in all areas. Thomas regularly appears for both plaintiffs and defendants in all tiers of the County Court, the Masters’ Courts and High Court, including in Landlord/Tenant disputes, HP disputes, personal injury, medical negligence and chancery matters.

Thomas also regularly appears in criminal matters in the Magistrates’ Court, Criminal Appeals to the County Court, Crown Court and in High Court Bail Applications, dealing with charges including minor and serious assaults, thefts, driving offences and drugs offences. He is also instructed by both defendants and local authorities in advertising, planning and
environmental matters.

Thomas has experience in Family Law matters including Re L Hearings, Non-Molestation Order Applications and Contact Order Applications.

Thomas is also instructed in matters before the Employment Tribunal, the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland, Criminal Injury Compensation Appeals and Benefits Appeal Tribunals.

Qualifications

2016; LLB Law with Politics, Ulster University

2018; Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University

Experience

Prior to being called to the Bar, Thomas worked as an Employment Law paralegal in the Belfast office of an English firm. In particular, he gained experience in unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal pay, compromise agreements/settlements, wage claims and whistleblowing.