Tom has a broad range of experience as a junior barrister acting on behalf of both the prosecution and defence. His clients include individuals and corporate entities. He is regularly instructed in cases of fraud and has a particular interest in financial crime cases.
Tom specialises in regulatory offences arising from commercial activity. He has acted in private prosecutions in relation to offences under the Insolvency Act 1986, Companies Act 2006 and Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.
Tom practises extradition law. He accepts instructions on behalf of judicial authorities and requested persons and was formerly seconded to the CPS Extradition Unit. He is regularly instructed to appear at first instance and has appeared in the High Court.
Tom is often instructed in advisory and review work. He has acted as Independent LPP Counsel and Disclosure Counsel in large fraud investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office and the National Crime Agency.
Tom is available to be instructed under the Direct Access Scheme.
Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings, 5th edn, Bloomsbury Press, author of ‘Procedural Considerations’ chapter and co-author of ‘Extradition’ chapter with Hugo Keith QC.
Health and Safety: around up of health and safety law for defence lawyers, Red Lion Webinar, 17 June 2021, Speaker with Sailesh Mehta and Richard Beynon.
When Points Don’t Mean Prizes: disqualification and driving offences, Red Lion J6 Webinar Series, 27 May 2021, Speaker with Francesca Kirby.
Directors’ Liability and Disqualification, Red Lion Webinar, 22 July 2020, Researcher and assistant.
Give a little more law this Christmas: J5 review of the legal year, Red Lion J5 Lecture, 17 December 2019, Speaker with Faye Rolfe.
Assisted editing chapter 19 of Archbold 2020 for Riel-Karmy Jones QC
Assisted editing of the Encyclopaedia of Road Traffic Law for Hannah Willcocks
BPTC, BPP Law School
LLB (Hons), University of Southampton, First Class Honours
South Eastern Circuit
CPS Specialist Panel Advocate, Extradition (Grade 2)
CPS Panel Advocate (Grade 2)
Attorney General’s Civil ‘Junior Junior’ Panel
Inner Temple BPTC Exhibition Award
BPP Advocacy Scholarship
Lord Justice Fulford Scholarship
3PB Prize for Best Performance in Criminal Law Exam