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Tom Parkes

Partner – Solicitor Employment
Work Phone: 01543 420029
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Biographical Info


Tom joined Keelys as a trainee solicitor in 2005 and joined the Employment Team soon after qualification in 2007.  He was promoted to Associate Partner in 2012 and in 2016, promoted to Partner.

Practice Area

Tom specialises in all aspects of employment law, acting for both employers and employees. For employers, he advises on a full range of employment issues, including disciplinary action, grievances, TUPE, performance issues, sickness absence, redundancies and employment tribunal claims. He acts for a range of clients, from small owner managed businesses to plcs. For employees, Tom advises on unfair dismissal and discrimination, settlement agreements and TUPE claims.


  • Achieved a substantial settlement for an individual in a claim against a Premier League Football Club
  • Advised a Claimant in a complex whistleblowing claim against an international restaurant chain, securing a settlement in excess of a year’s remuneration.
  • Advised on a large scale collective redundancy consultation following the closure of high profile employer


Father to two daughters, lifelong Evertonian, keen follower of the England cricket team, occasional runner and avid collector of vinyl.

Categories: Employment
Updated 4 months ago.


Jon Hardwick, Grafton International Limited

Ravinder has become an invaluable support for my company. Ravinder is excellent in a crisis – calm, clear in thought and communication, straightforward and incredibly knowledgeable in every aspect of employment law. However, Ravinder has also become a great coach … Continue reading

Lisa McLaren, Clickthrough Marketing Ltd

Paul has extensive HR experience and knowledge which has been of great benefit to our business on numerous occasions. We have always found him to be approachable and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law and HR best practice … Continue reading

Tim Harrison, Johnsons Photopia

As a member of the Keelys employment team I have dealt with Tom directly to get help and expert advice on a number of occasions, assisting with both general procedures and specific situations. That advice has been given thoughtfully, concisely … Continue reading