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Norman Waterhouse
Thomas works across a wide range of industries and aims to break down often complex and intricate legal concepts, to provide practical commercial advice to employers and employees on all aspects of the employment relationship.

About Thomas

Thomas was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2019 shortly after completing his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of South Australia in 2019.

In January 2018, Thomas commenced with Norman Waterhouse as a PLT student where he gained valuable insight into the operations of the firm. In October 2018, Thomas moved into the position of Clerk in Norman Waterhouse’s Employment and Local Governance team.

Upon being admitted, Thomas commenced his practice as a Solicitor in the Employment and Local Governance team. He has been involved in a wide range of matters for both private and public sector clients. In particular, Thomas has provided advice to client matters regarding workplace legal issues including unfair dismissals, work health and safety, bullying complaints and enterprise bargaining negotiations.


  • Unfair dismissal
  • Redundancy and restructures
  • Termination of employment
  • Disciplinary process such as performance management
  • Bullying complaints
  • Work, health and safety
  • Sexual harassment
  • Monetary claims (underpayment / overpayment)
  • Enterprise bargaining agreements
  • Award interpretation
  • Drafting employment contracts, policies and procedures
  • Worker classifications
  • Restraint of trade
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