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Huw Thomas



One client noted: “He's brilliant – everything you could ever want from an employment lawyer; Quite frankly, the answer to your prayers”.

Chambers and Partners

“Praise his in-depth knowledge and report that he is blunt but in a good way.”

Chambers Europe

“Is highly commercial and easy to work with.”

Legal 500

“Knowledgeable and business-savvy.”

Legal 500

“Has the ability to really cut to the heart of an issue.”

Chambers UK



Huw is a partner in Carey Olsen's Jersey office specialising in employment law, data protection and regulatory issues.

Huw is one of Jersey's leading employment lawyers and has been advising on employment issues, data protection and information management for more than 20 years. He advises in both Jersey and Guernsey as part of the Carey Olsen Channel Islands Employment Team.

He primarily advises employers across a broad cross section of the private and public sectors, with a particular focus on the financial services industry.

He has been ranked in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 guides for employment law for a number of years and the employment team is consistently ranked in the top tier for employment.

Huw is a regular speaker at breakfast briefings, conferences and seminars.


Huw qualified as an English Solicitor in 1999 and as a Jersey Advocate in 2019. He has previously worked for a number of leading employment law firms in the City of London and in Jersey. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and a CEDR Accredited Mediator.

Huw is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).

Awards and accolades


Huw is ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. 

L500 UK Next Gen Partner 2024
Huw Thomas Chambers UK 2024