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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

honors + affiliations

Listed, Chambers UK: A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession (2014)

Listed, Legal 500 UK (2013–2014)

Member, Employment Lawyers Association

bar admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)
Condor House, 5-10 St. Paul's Churchyard
London, EC4M 8AL
United Kingdom
Phone: +44.20.3201.5561
Fax: +44.20.3201.5001

Nick Thomas is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labour and Employment Practice. Nick advises on all aspects of employment law, including day-to-day human resources matters, data privacy, complex restructurings and reorganizations, and employee disputes. He has worked with clients across a wide range of sectors, including finance, private equity, insurance, information technology, transportation, power, facilities management, communications, and manufacturing.

Nick regularly advises on all employment aspects of complex acquisitions and outsourcing projects, often involving several jurisdictions. He has also been involved in a number of high-profile transactions related to distressed businesses.

He has a particular focus on labour relations issues, advising a range of clients on collective bargaining, industrial disputes (both domestic and international) and European Works Council issues.

Nick has litigation experience in both the High Court and the Employment Tribunal and has worked on several high-profile discrimination claims. His reported cases include the Court of Appeal decisions in Redfearn v. Serco and Ministry of Sounds (Holdings) Limited v. Cook. Nick has also been involved in a number of applications for injunctive relief, both in the context of team moves/restrictive covenant issues and to prevent unlawful industrial action.

He is regularly invited to speak on a range of labour and employment law topics, both in the UK and internationally, and has recently presented at conferences in the United States, Spain, Poland, and Belgium in addition to a number of London based events.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Nick was a partner in the employment practice of another international law firm, resident in London.

Nick earned his LPC from Nottingham Law School, England, in 1998 and his LLB from the University of Nottingham, England, in 1996.

Nick is admitted to practice in England and Wales as a Solicitor.


  • Nottingham Law School, England, 1998, LPC
  • University of Nottingham, England, 1996, LLB