Thomas Acworth

Year of Call: 2014
Email Address: Thomas.Acworth@3pb.co.uk
Secure Email: thomas.acworth@3paper.cjsm.net
Telephone: 01962 868 884

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Employment and discrimination

Thomas has a budding employment practice.  He appears in proceedings in both the Employment Tribunal and the County Court from case management through to final hearings.  Cases in which Thomas has been instructed have involved:

  • disability discrimination
  • race discrimination
  • discrimination on grounds of religion
  • unfair dismissal
  • allegations of employee dishonesty
  • manipulation of performance statistics
  • notice pay
  • wrongful dismissal
  • bonus pay disputes
  • redundancy.

Publications

  • 18th May 2017

    Thomas Acworth on Essop & Ors Home Office and Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice. Thomas Acworth summarises an important decision given in Essop & Ors Home Office; Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice regarding indirect discrimination.

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Recommendations

“I would ask you to please pass on my appreciation to the barrister, Tom Acworth, who stepped in at short notice.  If you could pleas thank him on my behalf (being my first time in court) for the way in which he discussed the case with me, briefed me on the likely process once we were in court, and put me at ease. He was personable, professional and conducted matters astutely in court.” – Client’s email to instructing solicitors

“I wish to commend Mr Thomas Acworth on his wholly knowledgeable, competent and professional representation.  Mr Acworth controlled the case from the start and was able to cite several relevant historical cases, demonstrated a thorough knowledge of contract law and was fully conversant with all of the details of our case. As such, the claimant was unable to substantiate or justify their claim and they completely unravelled under Mr Acworth’s questioning.” – Client’s email to instructing solicitors

“He was obviously very well prepared as evidenced by the way he presented the case and dealt with cross examination of witnesses, and the Magistrates felt that his advocacy in court was at a level beyond that expected of an advocate of his experience.” – Legal Adviser to Magistrates

“The client telephoned the office last week to say he was very impressed with you and to pass on his thanks.” – Instructing solicitor

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Academic qualifications

  • BPTC (Kaplan)
  • LLB (Newcastle University)

Scholarships

  • Academic Scholar (Canford School)
  • The Luboshez Award (Middle Temple)
  • Arnold and Porter Prize for Competition Law (N’cle)
  • Pinsent Masons Prize for Public Law (N’cle)
  • Cartmell Shepherd Mooting Prize

Direct Access

Thomas Acworth is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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