Alun is a partner and head of our Education Group.
He works within our well respected Employment and Pensions unit and has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in employment law since 1996.
Alun deals with all aspects of employment law, contentious and non-contentious, and has designed his practice to include acting for both employers and employees. He has specific interests in the discrimination field and was involved in the first Disability Discrimination Act case in Scotland and he has been involved in a number of cases advising senior management in both commercial and public sector institutions in relation to internal and external inquiries including disciplinary hearings. He regularly assists other firms in providing specialist employment law advice to them and to their clients at times of crisis including the design of redundancy consultation and selection processes and TUPE acquisitions.
Alun has been involved in landmark cases testing the boundaries of human rights and other cutting edge issues including disability discrimination and TUPE.
He appears regularly in the employment tribunals and on the lecture circuit. He is registered as a mediator by CEDR and on the Scottish Mediation Register for workplace mediators and is keen to explore alternatives to adversarial dispute resolution.
Alun is a committee member of the Scottish Discrimination Law Association and is a member of ELA, the Scottish Mediation Network and a FRSA.
Alun is recognised as 'Leader in their field' for Employment (Glasgow, Edinburgh & Surrounds) by leading law directory Chambers UK 2014. He is also recognised as a 'Leading Individual' in Employment Law in Scotland by the Legal 500 2013.
He works with a number of clients in the education sector.
Tel: 0131 625 7245
Alun Thomas is accredited by sources for his close working relationships with clients in the higher education sector.
Chambers UK 2014 - Guide to the Legal Profession