Thalis has a niche in the claimant employment market, running some very high value cases and a test case attracting media interest from television and a broad spread of media. He has specialised in employment law for nearly 20 years. His clients describe his work as ‘Outstanding’.
He is able to advise senior executives on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law including; exit packages, internal grievances and disciplinaries, litigating matters in the employment tribunal and civil courts, partnership agreements, management of employees on team moves, permanent health insurance, unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, victimisation, post termination restrictive covenants, injunctive relief, contracts of employment and service agreements.
His roles have seen him lead teams, create new products and provide excellent client service. Thalis’ practice also encompasses advising small to medium enterprises on contracts, staff manuals, retention and recruitment policies and termination agreements.
He advises a variety of clients, in particular:
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Thalis did an outstanding job on helping me get the best possible settlement from my employer. I know my case was a complex one, involving multiple areas of law such as disciplinary, tax, indemnity, financial settlement, cross border issues, non - disclosure clauses and employer references. Thalis dealt with my case with the utmost professionalism throughout. I appreciated you working outside of normal working hours and the speed at which you resolved all the issues that I had. The settlement he achieved for me was nothing short of amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs a specialist employment solicitor.
Thalis worked efficiently to ensure a quick turnaround, whilst not compromising on quality or detail. I know from over 30 years’ experience in the law that finding a lawyer who combines a fine understanding of their areas of expertise with a lightness of touch and is user - friendly is a rare and valuable thing indeed. He certainly filled that brief when advising us.
Thalis is the knowledgeable and supportive expert I trust and turn to when I need employment law advice. He is honest, open and supportive and provides sound advice at all times. I would thoroughly recommend him to anyone.
Dedicated Guidance, shrewd direction and outstanding no fuss clarity, on what needs to be done, a true art.
Thalis has been amazing. So supportive, kind and helpful. He went beyond the call of duty! I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
I really appreciated both Thalis’ advice and manner. It helps enormously to have an understanding and competent person advising at times of stress.
A couple of weeks ago I asked Thalis to talk to my son in law, who worked for a company for 15/18 years and is now 57. He had been informed that job losses were being considered – but he knew the signs at his age re – employment would be a problem. Thalis was brilliant, reviewing his paperwork, (&CV) and advising him how to proceed. The end result is that he is keeping his job, at least for 2 years while his company make or break decision if they are staying in business.
I met Thalis on the recommendation of a friend. He immediately struck me as confident, knowledgeable and professional. By the time we had talked for 30 minutes, he fully understood my position and the legal support that I required to negotiate a settlement agreement with my employer.
Over the following weeks, he negotiated the outcome that I required and also improved the quality of the drafting provided by the other party. He pushed me to have conversations that I was uncomfortable with, that proved not only necessary but significantly improved the outcome for me.
This was never going to be easy or enjoyable. Thalis effectively guided me through the process and ensured that I achieved the outcome I desired, with as little stress as was possible.
Thalis Vlachos from gunnercooke assisted me with a dispute earlier this year when I decided to hire someone to assist me with the running of my business. When things went wrong, he immediately analysed the situation and advised me accordingly. I recommend Thalis for careful listening, attention to detail and reliability, regardless of how many other disputes he is dealing with. It is clear that he enjoys all aspects of his work which makes him a pleasure to work with. Once my dispute was resolved I felt very relieved but also much better educated on employment and employment law in general. Furthermore, he offered me advice on how to communicate effectively with anyone who I (now) work with. My co-workers and I now enjoy healthy relationships because I am consciously building a culture of trust and support which positively impacts on the quality of our work.