Out of Hours:
07710 077 419 
London:
020 7520 6000  
East Anglia:
01245 280 880
Tom Jones

Tom Jones

Call: 2018

T: 020 7520 6000    E:

Tom Jones is an experienced and dedicated advocate, having transferred to the Bar following a career as a solicitor at a leading US firm in London.

He appears regularly in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court, both prosecuting and defending across a wide range of criminal cases including theft, fraud, violence, drugs, weapons, driving and sexual offences. In addition he advises and acts on financial crime matters as well as quasi-criminal civil cases.

Before transferring to the Bar, Tom qualified as a solicitor in the Litigation department of a commercial US firm, later attaining higher rights of audience as a solicitor advocate. He has particular experience in white collar crime and financial investigations, including working in Brussels on contentious antitrust cases, as well as in-house for the anti-bribery and corruption team of a global telecommunications company. He continues to develop his financial crime practice alongside general crime.

Notable Cases

  • R v C (2021) represented client in absence and secured an acquittal for multiple child cruelty charges in relation to her two young children.
  • R v N (2021) obtained an acquittal at a youth trial for theft from a motor vehicle based on circumstantial evidence, successfully challenging CCTV identification evidence.
  • R v K (2021) secured a referral order for a youth client convicted of sexual assault against a 3 year old, including negotiating the terms of the Sexual Harm Prevention Order.
  • R v M (2020) successfully prosecuted an appeal against conviction in a domestic violence case with multiple prosecution and defence witnesses.
  • R v N (2020) secured a suspended sentence for dangerous driving following an extended police chase after presenting personal mitigation.
  • R v R (2020) secured a suspended sentence for possession of a bladed article and dangerous driving despite significant aggravating features.
  • R v E (2020) defended a client accused of assaulting his ex-partner and also punching her 9-year-old son. Client acquitted after cross-examining the child complainant over live link and adducing evidence of previous false allegations from the mother and putting them to her in the witness box.
  • R v S (2020) represented a client involved in burglary and ran the defence of duress. Client had severe mental health issues and received a conditional discharge after presenting mitigation.
  • R v W (2020) defended a client accused of assaulting his neighbour, resulting in an acquittal after successfully excluding late Prosecution medical evidence and cross-examining the complainant.
  • R v S (2020) advised on appeal against sentence after appearing for a first-time offender on a drink driving case, resulting in the successful appeal.
  • R v L (2020) successfully applied to withdraw consent to summary trial due to mental health issues in a road rage case.
  • Insolvency Service v M and J (2020) prosecuted breaches of disqualification orders against acting as a company director, resulting in pleas.
  • London Borough of Hackney v K (2020) acted in civil proceedings against the London Borough of Hackney and secured an adjournment to resist a Closure Order for anti-social behaviour
  • R v T (2020) secured bail for a client identified by eye-witnesses as being involved in an acid attack and arrested while attempting to leave the UK on a one-way flight.

Publications, Lectures and Training

“Prosecuting Domestic Violence” (2020) New Law Journal, co-author with Kate Bex QC, available [here].

Assisted editing Chapter 24 of Arlidge and Parry on Fraud (Sixth Edition).

Assisted editing Chapter 19 of Archbold 2021.

Assisted editing Chapter 1 of Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings (Fifth Edition).

Assisted editing Chapter 27 of Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences (Fifth Edition).


Education

See more

LPC, Kaplan Law School (Distinction)

LLB Law, University College London

Memberships

See more

Criminal Bar Association

Gray’s Inn

Professional Appointments

See more

CPS Panel Advocate (Grade 1)

Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights of Audience, Civil), 2017

Solicitor (England and Wales), 2016

Awards

See more

Kingsley Napley Prize for the Law of Evidence (UCL)

Charlotte Ashby Prize (UCL)