Thomas Duggan

Call - 2019 Joined Chambers - 2019
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Thomas has a busy criminal and family law practice dealing with a variety of matters well beyond his year of call.

Thomas is a robust and confident advocate. He is committed to providing exceptional client care while delivering sensible, focused advice. He is particularly experienced in representing vulnerable clients with a variety of complex needs.

As a led junior, Thomas has just concluded a lengthy and complex public law case involving urgent applications to the High Court for medical declarations. Thomas has recently appeared in the Court of Appeal, successfully appealing a custodial sentence in a large drugs operation.

Before joining Chambers, Thomas worked in the Mid-West of the USA assisting a senior international attorney with complex cross-jurisdictional cases.

Outside court, Thomas helps to run the mini-pupillage scheme in Chambers and organises training seminars and conferences for instructing solicitors. Thomas is also a member of the Pupillage Committee.


CPS Panel Advocate – Level 2

Court appointed Qualified Legal Representative

Youth Court Registered

BPTC – VC – 2019

LLM – Distinction – 2019

LLB (Hons) – First Class – 2018


Criminal Bar Association

Family Law Bar Association

Midland Circuit

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Reported Cases

Re V and T (Placement application; disabled child) [2022] EWFC 125

Thomas represented parents with learning difficulties whose child has significant physical and developmental needs. The local authority’s application for a final care order and placement order was successfully resisted.

R v Donaldo Dyrma [2022] EWCA Crim 1481

Thomas successfully appealed sentence in the Court of Appeal. The Court quashed the sentence of 14 months’ custody and substituted it for 8 months’ custody.

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