Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe

Senior Associate
  • Experience
    • Tom joined Birketts in October 2010.  He is a senior associate in our employment team.

      Tom advises both public and private sector clients on all aspects of employment law.  He undertakes the whole spectrum of contentious work, ranging from day to day advice on disciplinary and grievance issues to a wide array of Tribunal claims.  Recently he has advised on access to public sector pension schemes by part-time workers and a whistle blowing claim in which the claimant alleged faulty construction in the context of a large infrastructure project.  He also advises on bonus and restrictive covenant disputes and has successfully obtained injunctions against former employees who have attempted to unlawfully compete with their former employer.

      In the non-contentious arena, Tom advises on redundancy exercises both small and large, TUPE in its various guises and the employment aspects of insolvency.  He regularly advises on the employment aspects of corporate and real estate transactions.

      Tom is based at our Norwich office.

  • More information
    • Tom is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2013] and described as "very supportive and helpful".

      Tom is also recommended and named as an 'Associate to watch' by Chambers [UK 2017]. He "gives excellent advice, is calm, and takes the emotion out of situations," according to impressed sources.  

      In previous editions, he has received praise for his "commercial approach" while also being acknowledged for his "broad knowledge and pragmatism." He is described as "sensible" and "responsive" and "a pleasure to deal with". He "looks for resolutions over seeking to score legal points".

      Outside of work Tom is a keen sportsman and regularly competes in triathlons and sportive rides.

      Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2013