Carl is an employment rights solicitor based in Thompsons Solicitors’ London office, handling cases for trade union clients in London, the East and South East of England.

With 12 years’ legal experience, Carl pursues claims for unfair dismissal, all types of discrimination, trade union detriment (including multi-claimant cases such as TUPE), Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment), holiday pay and protective awards.  Carl will advise trade union officials about the merits of potential claims, representing members through ACAS, conciliation, and attempts to settle, if appropriate.  Failing settlement, Carl will pursue cases through to employment tribunals.

A former caseworker for first the Disability Rights Commission and, later on, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Carl has a great deal of experience in fighting discrimination.  Carl also assists with training union officers and representatives in the latest employment law practices.

Working at Thompsons gives Carl the opportunity to help trade unions and their members fight injustice and promote employment rights.


Employment law claim: Mr. A, a bus driver, is a 7th Day Adventist, who was not given the Sabbath off work, despite asking his employing bus company and explaining his religious grounds for not working on that day. Carl took the case to an employment tribunal and won a judgement of religious discrimination in Mr. A’s favour.



Richard Gates, Unite regional officer, writing about an unfair dismissal claim for Unite member and Thompsons’ employment law client, Mr. Ghalib, said: “Thank you very much for the latest update regarding this member’s employment tribunal (ET) claim, and the excellent result you have got for him. I have to say I have been really pleased with how much you have kept me informed during this member’s case with the regular updates.  Thank you also for the legal update at our officers’ conference this week.  Thanks again for all your hard work in reaching this successful outcome for Mr. Ghalib.”