Tom represents clients charged with a wide range of criminal offences including drug trafficking offences, robbery, serious assaults, burglary, firearms offences and perverting the course of justice.
Tom has been praised by a Crown Court judge for the ‘robust and effective’ manner in which he cross-examines witnesses. A solicitor recently described Tom as ‘an excellent advocate and a delight to instruct’. Clients have said he is friendly and compassionate while always fighting to achieve the best possible result for them.
Tom has represented vulnerable clients including children as young as 12 and adults with mental health problems including autism spectrum disorder, paranoid schizophrenia and psychosis.
He has defended clients prosecuted by local education authorities and the RSPCA and has successfully opposed the imposition of Criminal Behaviour Orders.
He is also instructed in confiscation proceedings and appears at the Court Martial defending members of the Armed Forces.
Tom also prosecutes and is on the CPS Advocate Panel for General Crime at Level One.
Tom 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