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THOMAS THIBODEAU

Year of Call: 2018

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Commercial Law
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 inquests, personal injury, chancery, judicial review and licensing matters.

Thomas regularly appears for both plaintiffs and defendants in all tiers of the County Court, the Masters’ Courts and High Court, across the full spectrum of civil matters.

Thomas also regularly appears in criminal matters before the Magistrates’ Court, County Court (Appeals), Crown Court and in High Court bail applications, dealing with assault, public order, drugs, dishonesty and driving offences. He is also instructed by both defendants and Local District Councils 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 and Criminal Injury Compensation Appeals Tribunal.

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.