Tom is a specialist criminal barrister who defends clients charged with serious offences including Class A drugs supply, aggravated burglaries, professionally planned robberies, violence including s.18 GBH with intent, sexual offences and modern slavery.
He has been praised by a Crown Court judge for the ‘robust and effective’ manner in which he cross-examines witnesses. A solicitor described Tom as ‘an excellent advocate and a delight to instruct’.
Tom was recently led by Neil FitzGibbon in a multi-million-pound Class A drugs conspiracy, described as one of Cleveland police’s most complex ever investigations.
He was then led again by Mr FitzGibbon in a modern slavery case involving allegations of servitude, trafficking within the UK and around Europe, and forced or compulsory labour. After three months of prosecution evidence, their client was acquitted of all charges following a submission of no case to answer.
Tom also prosecutes and is on the CPS Advocate Panel for General Crime at Level One.
He has a particular interest in criminal appeals, having appeared in appeals at both the Court of Appeal Criminal Division and at the Divisional Court.
He was called to the Bar in 2017 following a successful career as a journalist.
Criminal Bar Association
The South Eastern Circuit
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Grade 1 CPS Counsel
Awards, Qualifications & Other
BPTC – University of Law (Outstanding)
GDL – University of Law (Distinction)
MSc International Relations – LSE
BA History – LSE (2:1)
Winner of the 25 Bedford Row/University of Law Plea in Mitigation Competition 2017
Runner up in the Times/Kingsley Napley Student Advocacy Competition 2016
BPTC Advocacy Scholarship – University of Law 2016
Fluent in Spanish