Thomas Coke-Smyth


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QEB News: Selva Ramasamy and Tom Coke-Smyth speak at Army Professional Training Conference
02.06.2016 More >

QEB News: David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth comment in the Press Gazette on the latest developments in Operation Elveden and the changes introduced by the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015
9.6.2015 More >

QEB News: Narrative conclusion in inquest into ‘friendly fire’ deaths of Captain Sawyer and Corporal Winter
12.3.2015 More >

QEB News: Tom Coke-Smyth and Polly Dyer provide Case Management training to members of the LBLA
18.11.2014 More >

QEB News: New Tenants
7.2.2013 More >

Thomas Coke-Smyth: news

Narrative conclusion in inquest into ‘friendly fire’ deaths of Captain Sawyer and Corporal Winter

Following a narrative conclusion at the inquest of Captain Sawyer and Corporal Winter, killed in Afghanistan in a friendly fire incident, their families, represented by QEB Hollis Whiteman Barristers Phil Evans and Tom Coke-Smyth, stated that they believed that the incident could have been avoided had investigations into the use of the Javelin missile in Afghanistan been carried out earlier.
In his conclusion, the Coroner recorded that the failure to include in the Javelin safety case its use in the anti-personnel role had resulted in an inadequate assessment of the risk of using that weapon system and that this contributed to the mistaken firing of the missile which resulted in their deaths.


Phil Evans and Tom Coke-Smyth represent families of servicemen at ‘friendly fire’ inquest


QEB Hollis Whiteman barristers Phil Evans and Tom Coke-Smyth (a former parachute regiment officer) represent the families of Capt Tom Sawyer and Cpl Danny Winter at the inquest into their deaths while serving in Afghanistan in 2009.   The servicemen are alleged to have been killed in a ‘friendly fire’ incident involving Danish troops.

Read the BBC News report HERE.

Philip Evans

Notable cases:

Inquest into the deaths of Captain T Sawyer & Corporal D Winter (2015)
Article 2 inquest into friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.

NMC v B (2014)
Represented the Nursing and Midwifery Council against registrant charged with multiple counts of medical administration error

R v D (2014)
Defence in confiscation where successfully argued against prosecution case that defendant had an equitable interest in the fa

R v G (2014)
Junior defence counsel in multi-million pound conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

R v Goodman and others (2014)
Assisted in the defence of Clive Goodman, former editor of the News of the World in the phone hacking trial.

R -v- Griffiths & others (2013)
Junior prosecution counsel (cash-in-transit robberies)

Harrow Council v Undre (2013)
Successful prosecution under the Welfare of Farmed Animal Animals (England) Regulations 2007 for failing to adequately feed a

Mid Staffordshire Public Inquiry (2013)
Public Inquiry into failings at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

R v AH (2012)
Conspiracy to commit violent disorder.  Successful submission of no case to answer.

R -v- D (2012)
Acquittal of youth charged with ABH