Philip Thornton

Barrister, LexisNexis
Philip's expertise ranges broadly across the employment law field, with a particular emphasis on litigation, as well as advisory work. He has considerable advocacy experience in employment tribunals, County Courts, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has practised extensively in the areas of discrimination, whistleblowing, TUPE transfers, restrictive covenants, collective redundancies, wrongful and unfair dismissals, and trade union and industrial dispute law. He practised as a barrister for 17 years at the specialist employment law set Devereux Chambers, before moving to LexisNexis in early 2006 to assist in the development of online employment law services.

Practice areas


  • BA (Cantab) (1987)
  • Barrister (1988)
  • MA (Cantab) (1990)
  • MSc (London) (2001)


  • King's College, Cambridge (1984-1987)
  • Inns of Court School of Law (1987-1988)
  • Birkbeck, University of London (1998-2001)

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