• A bright junior who brings a strategic approach and a forensic eye for detail to every case.

    Corporate and Financial Crime

    Tom’s experience includes working on cases involving cross-jurisdictional allegations of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and bribery. Tom is currently acting for Peters and Peters in Post Office.

    Crime

    Tom has a busy general crime practice, both defending and prosecuting. He has experience dealing with cases involving a range of offences including robbery, burglary, false imprisonment, ABH, sexual assault and drugs offences.

    Regulatory 

    Tom has been instructed by both Regulators and Registrants across numerous professions and through different stages of the disciplinary process. 

    Private Prosecutions 

    Tom has experience advising corporates and national governing bodies on private prosecutions. He has also assisted in the successful defence against a private prosecution.

    Appointments

    • CPS General Crime Panel Level 2
    • CPS Specialist Fraud Panel Level 2
    • Government Legal Department Junior Junior Panel
    • Youth Justice Legal Centre Approved Counsel
    • Public Access Qualified
    • Nursing and Midwifery Council Approved Counsel

    Professional Memberships

    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
    • Health and Safety Lawyers Association
    • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

    Education

    • Bar Professional Training Course – BPP Law School
    • Graduate Diploma in Law – City Law School
    • BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Keble College, University of Oxford

    Scholarships and Awards

    • Norman Tapp Memorial Prize for Excellence in Mooting – Gray’s Inn (2018)​
    • BPTC Advocacy Scholarship – BPP Law School (2017)
    • Sir Dingle Foot BPTC Scholarship - Gray’s Inn (2017)
    • Michael Beloff QC Essay Prize Winner - Gray’s Inn (2016)
    • Future Legal Mind Essay Prize Winner – NAHL (2016)

    Languages

    • Fluent in French
    • Conversational in Spanish

     

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    Tom excels in corporate and financial crime, demonstrating commercial nous and a forensic eye for detail.

    Overview 

    Tom’s experience includes working on cases involving cross-jurisdictional allegations of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion and bribery. Tom is currently acting for Peters and Peters in Post Office.

    Experience

    As a pupil, Tom was involved in the SFO prosecution of former Sarclad executives in relation to allegations of corruption and bribery. He worked closely with Sean Larkin QC and Paul Raudnitz QC on the case and was instructed by the SFO to provide further assistance during his second-six months of pupillage.

    Tom has a particular interest in the corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery (Section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010). He recently co-authored a chapter on the offence in the German book ‘Antikorruptions-Compliance’ (published by C.F. Müller Wirtschaftsrecht).

    Tom frequently defends and prosecutes in cases involving charges of fraud and money laundering. He also worked on cases involving investigations by tax authorities and requests for mutual legal assistance. His eye for detail and the ease with which he handles financial evidence enable him to excel in this area.

    He is currently instructed alone in a money laundering case due for trial later this year and has been appointed to the CPS Fraud Panel at Level 2.

    Tom has a growing interest in Health and Safety Cases. He recently assisted Adrian Darbishire QC in defending a company and its director in a case concerning breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

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  • A bright junior who combines a strategic approach with persuasive advocacy.

    Overview 

    Tom has a busy general crime practice, both defending and prosecuting. He has experience dealing with cases involving a range of offences including robbery, burglary, false imprisonment, ABH, sexual assault and drugs offences.

    Experience 

    He is frequently engaged in proceedings from an early stage and regularly advises as to how matters might be resolved in a manner which could avoid a criminal conviction altogether. Where appropriate, Tom can assist in drafting letters of representation to prosecuting authorities.

    Tom is frequently instructed to defend in cases involving road traffic offences including dangerous driving, drink/drug driving and speeding. Where disqualification from driving is in issue, Tom seeks to adopt an approach which aims to avoid disqualification altogether, or, where this is not possible, minimise the length of any disqualification imposed.

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  • Tom has been instructed by both Regulators and Registrants across numerous professions and through different stages of the disciplinary process. 

    Overview 

    Tom has been instructed by both Regulators and Registrants across numerous professions and through different stages of the disciplinary process. 

    Experience 

    Tom has presented cases on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and been has been instructed by the Health Care Professionals Council to assist with the preparation of cases. From a defence perspective, Tom has provided advice to a registrant facing an investigation by the taxation disciplinary board and has assisted Selva Ramasamy QC in the representation of a sports coach facing allegations of inappropriate conduct with an athlete.

  • Private Prosecutions

    Tom has a growing practice in private prosecutions and has been commended for the clarity and pragmatism of his advice.

    Overview

    Tom has experience advising corporates and national governing bodies on private prosecutions. He has also assisted in the successful defence against a private prosecution.

    Experience 

    Tom has experience advising corporates and national governing bodies on private prosecutions. His understanding of private prosecutions, combined with the speed with which he grasps the likely issues in potential cases, enables Tom to deliver cogent advice in a timely manner. during pupillage, Tom assisted with the successful defence of an individual facing a prosecution brought by a private prosecutor.

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