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Chambers and Partners

First published in 1990, Chambers UK has established a reputation for its in-depth research. Based on thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients, the guide ranks solicitors and barristers in over 60 specialist areas of law.

The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client. The rankings and editorial comment about lawyers are independent and objective. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the research team's findings. No-one can 'buy their way in'.

Chambers UK 2006

"Forging ahead" on applicant work is David Thomas. His "no nonsense" approach wins praise from peers and clients, who describe him as "a pleasure to work with".

Chambers UK 2007

Clients are particularly impressed with Employment Department head David Thomas, who nurtures and encourages a strong team of lawyers. Despite seeming to "eat, breathe and sleep law", this tactician is extremely approachable. He acts mainly for individuals on severances and issues such as breach of contract.

Chambers UK 2008

"Steady and hard working" lawyer David Thomas is involved in both marketing and fee earning. Clients appreciate his "excellent knowledge of the law", which he marries with a "no nonsense, tough approach guided by common sense" to produce the desired result. Sources believe Thomas has built a team with the same values...

Chambers UK 2009

Enjoying a reputation for "considered and sensible advice," David Thomas' work is "consistently spot-on".

Legal 500

David Thomas is felt to be "technically very competent, ever professional, approachable and a good businessman".