No5 Barristers' Chambers - Excellence is at the heart of everything we do.
Background

Tom Perry

Call: 2016

"Up and Coming"

Chambers UK 2023

"Tom has great technical knowledge and provides the right amount of feedback and updates to the instructing solicitor during multi-day hearings. He establishes a good rapport with witnesses and clients at in-person and virtual hearings."

Legal 500 2022/2023

Tom Perry is an employment specialist who regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. Tom has extensive experience of all aspects of employment litigation including interim relief hearings, preliminary hearings, full merits hearings, remedy hearings and appeals.

Tom is ranked as a leading junior in employment law by the Legal 500 and as Up and Coming by Chambers & Partners.

Expertise

Employment

Tom regularly conducts complex and high-profile multi-day unfair dismissal, discrimination, and whistleblowing cases.

Tom has a busy public sector practice and regularly acts for NHS employers, local authorities, and government departments.

Tom also works with a wide variety of private sector employers including in hospitality, retail, manufacturing, and the charity sector.

Tom has extensive experience of advising on mediations, settlement agreements, day-to-day HR issues, grievance and disciplinary proceedings, and the applicability of TUPE.

Tom has been appointed to investigate grievance and disciplinary matters in industries including construction, biotech, and financial services.

Before joining the Bar, Tom worked as an employment solicitor for 7 years at leading London law firms. Tom is used to working closely with clients and understands the importance of client care.

Tom acts for Claimants and is registered for public access.

Notable Employment Cases


E Cohen v K Mahmood MP 2022

Acted for the Respondent at a six-day final hearing defending allegations of racial and religious discrimination, automatically unfair dismissal and detriment due to whistleblowing.


Tashmatova v Essex County Council 2022

Acted for the Respondent local authority at a seven-day final hearing defending 13 allegations of race, religion and pregnancy or maternity discrimination.


Callaghan v Lidl Great Britain Limited 2022

Acted for the Respondent at a six-day final hearing defending multiple allegations of sex and disability discrimination.


M v P Limited and T 2021

Successfully acted for the Claimant at an eight-day final hearing regarding an allegation of rape at a work social event.


A v M Hill MP 2021

Acted for the Respondent at an eight-day final hearing regarding allegations of sexual harassment at work.


Kelly v Sense, The National Deafblind and Rubella Association 2021

Successfully acted for the Respondent charity at a six-day final hearing defending claims of detriment and automatically unfair dismissal related to whistleblowing.


Korniak v National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux 2020

Successfully acted for the Respondent charity at a multi-day final hearing defending claims of direct disability discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments.


Sandford v Harwood Hutton Limited 2020

Successfully acted for the Respondent at a multi-day final hearing defending claims of direct associative disability discrimination.


Bellingham v Eurorail Crash Barriers 2000 Limited 2020

Successfully acted for the Respondent at a multi-day final hearing defending claims of harassment, discrimination arising from disability and failure to make reasonable adjustments.


Shah v Cortel UKEAT/0252/18/OO 2019

Successfully appeared for the Appellant in the EAT in a case regarding the employer’s right to bring an employer’s contract claim.


Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


The Equal Treatment Bench Book in everyday practice

The Equal Treatment Bench Book is a much-underused resource for all litigators. If you have never read it (or at least referred to it), why…

News


No5 Barristers’ Chambers has again been ranked as a Top set in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Directories

Following the release of the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK rankings, we are pleased to announce that No5 has once again obtained its…

View all related news

    
  • Tom is a member of the Attorney General’s Regional B panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
  • Tom sits as a Fee-Paid Employment Judge.
  • LPC (BPP)
  • GDL (BPP)
  • MA (Oxford) Modern History
View Privacy Notice

Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


The Equal Treatment Bench Book in everyday practice

The Equal Treatment Bench Book is a much-underused resource for all litigators. If you have never read it (or at least referred to it), why…

News


No5 Barristers’ Chambers has again been ranked as a Top set in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK Directories

Following the release of the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK rankings, we are pleased to announce that No5 has once again obtained its…

View all related news

Clerk Team

Oliver Lee

Practice Director, Employment

oliverl@no5.com

07538 212479

Clare Smith

Practice Manager, Employment

clares@no5.com

Portfolio Builder

Select the expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

    Download    Add to portfolio   
    Portfolio
    TitleTypeCVEmail

    Remove All

    Download


    Click here to share this shortlist.
    (It will expire after 30 days.)