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Tom specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, and inquests.
He does a good balance of claimant and defendant work.
He has also been developing a public law practice since his appointment to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in February 2016.
Tom joined Outer Temple Chambers as a pupil in September 2011 and as a tenant in September 2012. He is a former solicitor, having qualified at Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May in 2010 before transferring to the Bar.
Before starting pupillage Tom was a Judicial Assistant to Arden LJ at the Court of Appeal.
Tom has undertaken pro bono work for AvMA, the Bar Pro Bono Unit, the Law Society’s LawWorks Mediation Scheme, and the FRU. He appeared pro bono in the Court of Appeal, as sole counsel, for the successful appellant in Duffy v George  EWCA Civ 908 (http://www.outertemple.com).
Tom has a First Class Maths degree from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. He completed his GDL and LPC at BPP Law School in London.
Away from the law Tom enjoys spending time with his young family, playing hockey, and watching the mighty Carlisle United FC.
Tom was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown in February 2016. Since then, he has been developing a public law practice.
He has acted in numerous immigration judicial review claims, including both advisory work and appearing at oral permission hearings. He also appears in unlawful detention claims.
Tom also has an interest in Court of Protection work, and its overlap with mental health law and personal injury claims.
Appointments & Memberships
- Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (2016-2021)
- Judicial Assistant to Arden LJ (2010-2011)
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
Areas of Law
- Clinical Negligence
- Law In Sport
- Personal Injury
- International Illness, Injury & Travel
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law
- Court of Protection
- Mental Health