Specialist in contract and policy frameworks, employee relations and employment tribunal litigation, senior executive terms and exits. Particular expertise in the travel sector.

Rebecca’s work covers all areas of employment law including support on contract and policy frameworks, Employment Tribunal representation, developing and delivering in-house training, employee relations issues and senior executive termination arrangements.

She works extensively in the travel sector with tour operators, membership organisations and travel technology providers.  She contributes to ABTA’s Travel Law Today bulletin and is a regular speaker at industry events.

Rebecca acts for senior executives across all business areas and regularly advises individuals in the luxury retail, media and aviation sectors.

She builds close relationships with her clients to ensure an in-depth understanding of their business ensuring employee potential is maximised and employment related risks are minimised.

Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in 1992.

Work highlights


Successfully defending a tour operator against allegations of  age discrimination, whistleblowing and breach of contract following a three day final hearing.


Advising the UK Marketing Director of a supermarket chain on exit arrangements.


Successfully defending global technology company in respect of a 4 day equal pay claim.


Managing the international employment contract support needs of a global energy research organisation.


Advising the CEO of a listed company on legal claims arising on the wrongful termination of employment arrangements.

Recent articles


Restructuring and Employment aspects of Insolvency

Our experts look at what an insolvency event is and discuss the key elements to consider when a company falls into administration.



Whistleblowing and Modern Slavery in the context of Employment Law

Modern Slavery Act (MSA) has required commercial organisations carrying on business in the UK with an annual turnover of more than £36m to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement


Media spotlight

When whistleblowing and modern slavery coincide

Employment law expert Rebecca Thornley-Gibson writes for Mondaq about keeping whistleblowers safe if they report unlawful conduct in a workplace.

Rebecca Thornley-Gibson


Media spotlight

Should employers step in to police workplace conversations?

Rebecca Thornley-Gibson has published an article for People Management on whether employers should step in police workplace conversations and if recent comments by business secretary Kemi Badenoch may herald a change?

Rebecca Thornley-Gibson