Areas of Expertise
Tom’s Masters in Human Rights Law provides a solid practical and legal foundation for his approach to family cases.
Tom receives instructions (acting for local authorities, parents, grandparents, children and interveners) in public law proceedings. Tom is regularly instructed in multi-day finding of fact hearings and matters which involve significant issues of fact and law. Tom is regarded as a robust and incisive advocate who approaches each case with care and determination
Tom is particularly interested in cases involving human rights issues having represented children in matters concerning their experiences whilst in local authority care.
Tom has a thriving private law practice. He represents parents and children in complex welfare and finding of fact hearings involving issues of domestic violence, substance misuse, child arrangements and removal from the jurisdiction. He brings a meticulous approach to each case he handles and he is always willing to go the extra mile for both professional and law clients.
Tom is particularly noted for his affable and client focused manner. Tom is passionate about each client he represents, never losing sight of the human story behind every case.
Chambers & Partners 2017: “He’s a real fighter, who is very vivacious and very protective of his clients and witnesses when he’s in court.” “He has a great rapport with clients and offers sound, pragmatic advice.”
Tom accepts instructions in all areas of housing law and has a growing reputation amongst instructing Solicitors nationwide. Tom has extensive experience in a wide range of housing matters and is regularly instructed to attend multi-day trials, committal applications, injunction and possession proceedings, in addition to drafting pleadings and advice on complex legal and factual matters. Tom is often instructed on cases involving substantial legal arguments on issues such as The Equality Act, Article 8, proportionality and Public Law matters.
Tom is particularly acknowledged for his affable manner with lay witnesses, his thorough preparation and his engaging court manner. Tom believes in a collaborative approach to each set of instructions and is more than willing to discuss the preparation and tactics to each case he is instructed in. This approach regularly leads to a narrowing of issues and favourably outcomes for his professional and lay clients. Passionate and committed, Tom is often praised for his meticulous and tactically astute approach to each and every set of instructions.
Tom is an active member of the housing law team and was a speaker at the team’s annual conference. He is willing to provide training in all areas of housing law.
Chambers & Partners 2017: “He’s a real fighter, who is very vivacious and very protective of his clients and witnesses when he’s in court.” “He has a great repport with clients and offers sound, pragmatic advice.”
LL.M (International Human Rights)
Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
Prizes and Awards
Black British Business Awards 2015 – Leader of the Year for Professional Services
Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2011 – Pupil Barrister of the Year
Undergraduate Law Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Law
Mayor of Greenwich Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education
National Holocaust Memorial Day Society: International Student Representative and the House of Commons Presentation Runner-up