• Tom Doble is highly regarded across all of the fields he practises in; he is meticulous, creative and tactically astute.

    Corporate & Financial Crime

    Tom Doble's practice is centred on the defence of fraud, corporate and financial crime. Tom specialises in serious and complex cases across the spectrum of financial and corporate crime, and regularly acts in matters of the utmost legal and factual complexity. He has experience beyond his call in a range of cases, from allegations of LIBOR manipulation and multi-million pound fraud, to international corruption and corporate manslaughter. Always meticulously prepared, Tom is unwavering in his commitment, rigorous in his preparation, providing cogent advice, strategic insight and a proven track record of compelling and effective advocacy.

    Crime

    Tom acts for both the defence and prosecution in a range of general criminal proceedings. He is instructed as sole and led junior on single and multi-handed defendant cases and has experience of pre-charge through to appeal. Tom is diligent, committed to his clients, and is a persuasive and compelling advocate.

    Regulatory

    Tom presents and defends in a range of professional regulatory tribunals, and is well-equipped to deal with cases of legal or factual complexity. He is able to present and defend across the professions including the healthcare, legal, law enforcement and financial industries.

    Public Law

    Tom has a growing public law practice, encompassing both judicial review and inquest proceedings. He is sought out for his keen intellect and broad experience across other interfacing fields.

    Education

    • Queen Mother Scholarship and Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple
    • Bar Professional Training Course (outstanding), City University
    • Graduate Diploma in Law (distinction), City University
    • BA (Hons) History (first class), Durham University

    Appointments

    • CPS External Advocates Panel Grade 3
    • CPS Fraud Panel Grade 3
    • CPS Extradition Panel Grade 2

    Professional Membership

    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Health and Safety Lawyers Association
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
    • Private Prosecutors’ Association

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2021: Financial Crime – Band 2

    Legal 500 2021: Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigations) – Tier 3

    Who's Who Legal: Ranked Junior in UK Bar 2020 Investigations. 'An up-and-coming junior' who is 'eminently suitable to be instructed in any high-profile case'.

    'A super smart junior, punching well beyond his years of call. He has a huge capacity for hard work and an exceptional legal brain.' 'He is very intelligent, strategic, energetic and a team player.' Chambers UK Financial Crime (2021)

    'A junior who exudes gravitas and judgement well beyond his year of call. A strategic thinker who works incredibly hard.' Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (2021)

    ‘A rapidly rising star of the white-collar Bar. He's phenomenally hard-working, very bright, someone with exceptional drafting skills, and an asset to any team.’ ‘He has gravitas, maturity and judgement well beyond his years - he's absolutely fantastic.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2020)

    ‘Self-possessed, cerebral and very user-friendly.’ Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigations) (2020)

    ‘Fiercely intellectual and capable of dealing with very difficult issues at speed.’ ‘He's fantastic and really hard-working.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2019)

    ‘A highly intelligent and confident junior with substantial experience of commercial crime at the highest level.’ Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (2018)

    ‘He has a wonderful legal mind and he comes in with some ingenious legal arguments.’ ‘Very bright and very hard-working, he is punching above his weight in terms of years of call.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2018)

    ‘A very bright and hardworking junior, who makes invaluable contributions.’ Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (2017)

    ‘A younger counsel with a rising profile due to his high-quality work in the financial criminal arena. He is an expert on cases involving interest rate manipulation and tax fraud.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2017)

    ‘A fantastic lawyer, who is able to deal with cases of considerable complexity. He has judgement and the ability to read a situation that belies his quite recent call.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2017)

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  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    Experienced beyond his years, Tom Doble is instructed in the heavyweight and high profile. He is sought after for his creative approach, astute judgement and compelling advocacy.

    Overview

    Tom specialises in serious and complex cases across the spectrum of financial and corporate crime, and regularly acts in cases of the utmost legal and factual complexity. Always meticulously prepared, Tom provides cogent advice, strategic insight and a proven track record of compelling and effective advocacy.

    Experience

    Tom recently secured the acquittal of the former Managing Director of Tesco, who faced allegations of multi-million pound fraud and false accounting in proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office, and successfully defended a former Barclays derivatives trader charged with LIBOR manipulation.  

    Tom often acts and advises in cases with a multi-jurisdictional aspect, representing a pharmaceutical company in two sets of judicial review proceedings arising from an international investigation into the cross-border supply of counterfeit and unlicensed drugs. He has advised and represented both companies and individuals in cases involving international corruption and criminal sanctions enforcement. 

    Tom is well-versed in asset recovery proceedings including asset freezing/forfeiture, cash seizure, restraint, confiscation and related proceedings. Recently, he successfully defended an account freezing order application brought by the NCA, and secured the recovery of over £4 million in confiscation proceedings for an interested party.

    In the field of health and safety, Tom recently acted for the prosecution in corporate manslaughter proceedings against a construction company and its director.

    Notable Cases

    R v B (2019)
    Advising and acting on appeal for a company director convicted of a £17 million conspiracy to cheat the revenue.

    R v H (2019)
    Representing former senior employee of Williams Hybrid Power charged with offences contrary to the Bribery Act 2010.

    SFO v R, S & B (2018)
    SFO investigation into Tesco. 

    Re X (2017)
    Advising a company director concerning an investigation into the alleged supply of controlled military list goods between third countries.

    R v RR and others (USD LIBOR) (2015 - 2017)
    Representing derivatives trader in SFO prosecution for the manipulation of USD LIBOR.

    R v P Ltd (2015)
    Company charged with offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

    R v MP (Innospec) (2014)
    Executive charged with corruption of foreign government officials.

    R v PBW (2014)
    Defended a former tax solicitor charged with fraud and forgery.

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2021: Financial Crime – Band 2

    Legal 500 2021: Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigations) – Tier 3

    'A super smart junior, punching well beyond his years of call. He has a huge capacity for hard work and an exceptional legal brain.' 'He is very intelligent, strategic, energetic and a team player.' Chambers UK Financial Crime (2021)

    'A junior who exudes gravitas and judgement well beyond his year of call. A strategic thinker who works incredibly hard.' Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (2021)

    ‘A rapidly rising star of the white-collar Bar. He's phenomenally hard-working, very bright, someone with exceptional drafting skills, and an asset to any team.’ ‘He has gravitas, maturity and judgement well beyond his years - he's absolutely fantastic.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2020)

    ‘Self-possessed, cerebral and very user-friendly.’ Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global Investigations) (2020)

    ‘Fiercely intellectual and capable of dealing with very difficult issues at speed.’ ‘He's fantastic and really hard-working.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2019)

    ‘A highly intelligent and confident junior with substantial experience of commercial crime at the highest level.’ Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (2018)

    ‘He has a wonderful legal mind and he comes in with some ingenious legal arguments.’ ‘Very bright and very hard-working, he is punching above his weight in terms of years of call.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2018)

    ‘A very bright and hardworking junior, who makes invaluable contributions.’ Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (2017)

    ‘A younger counsel with a rising profile due to his high-quality work in the financial criminal arena. He is an expert on cases involving interest rate manipulation and tax fraud.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2017)

    ‘A fantastic lawyer, who is able to deal with cases of considerable complexity. He has judgement and the ability to read a situation that belies his quite recent call.’ Chambers UK Financial Crime (2017)

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  • A fantastic junior, Tom Doble is a tactically astute, committed and charming criminal advocate.

    Overview

    Tom acts for both the defence and prosecution in a range of general criminal proceedings, including serious offences of dishonesty or violence, drugs and weapons offences and sexual offences. He is often instructed on a privately-funded basis in a range of driving and other matters. Tom is diligent, committed to his clients, and is a persuasive and compelling advocate.

    Extradition

    Tom is instructed on behalf of both requesting states and defendants in extradition proceedings in Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the High Court. He is well-versed in this complex and fast-moving area of law, and is able to provide sound advice and compelling advocacy, often at short notice.

    Notable Cases

    R v Santhanam (2016)
    Defendant charged with possessing articles for use in fraud (Kingston Crown Court).

    R v MD (2016)
    Represented a company director charged with driving under the influence of excess alcohol.

    R v Paterson (2016)
    Acted for the prosecution in proceedings for the theft of thousands of pounds’ worth of tools (Inner London Crown Court).

    R v PC F (2015)
    Acted for Police Constable charged with speeding.  

    R v Jacques (2015)
    Defendant charged with robbery (Basildon Crown Court).

    R v Baxendale-Walker (2015)
    Defended a former tax solicitor facing multi-million pound fraud and forgery charges in proceedings brought by HMRC.

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  • Tom is instructed on behalf of both requesting states and defendants in extradition proceedings in Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the High Court. He is well-versed in this complex and fast-moving area of law, and is able to provide sound advice and compelling advocacy, often at short notice.

    Recent cases 

    Poland v Ostzycki (WMC, 2019)
    Extradition sought on conviction warrant following serious assault. Conviction in absence and Article 8 issues raised.

    Riza v Romania (WMC, 2019)
    Requested person wanted for affray. Extradition resisted on the basis of passage of time.

    Liviu v Germany (WMC, 2019)
    Requested person wanted on theft charges. Validity of warrant and dual criminality challenged.

    Bulgaria v Zhukov (WMC, Admin Court, 2018)
    Abuse of process (clear error in the warrant), Article 3 (prison conditions) and Article 8 issues raised.

  • Tom Doble brings his abilities to the field of professional regulation with great effect.  

    Overview

    Tom presents and defends in a range of professional regulatory tribunals, and is well-equipped to deal with cases of legal or factual complexity. He is able to present and defend across the professions including the healthcare, legal, law enforcement and financial industries.

    Experience

    Tom acts for the Metropolitan Police Department for Professional Standards in proceedings before the Police Disciplinary Tribunal and Police Appeals Tribunal, and for officers charged with disciplinary and criminal offences. 

    Tom also has substantial experience in healthcare regulation. He acts in proceedings before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Dental Council, was a junior member of the Inquiry team for the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, and assisted in defending the first prosecution under the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations.

    Notable Cases

    NMC v LK (2015)
    Represented an addiction therapist in misconduct proceedings concerning multiple allegations of sub-standard care and inappropriate behaviour.

    NMC v GMCS (2014)
    Defended a nurse in misconduct proceedings concerning allegations of dishonesty.

    Metropolitan Police v Sgt B and others (2013)
    Acted for the DPS in proceedings before the Police Disciplinary Tribunal regarding improper text messages.

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  • Private Prosecutions

    Experienced beyond his years, Tom Doble is instructed in the heavyweight and high-profile. He is sought after for his creative approach, astute judgement and compelling advocacy.

    Overview

    Tom accepts instructions to advise, prosecute and defend both individuals and companies in private prosecution proceedings. He brings his experience in prosecuting and defending serious and complex crime to bear on this specialist jurisdiction, and is fully conversant with the particular duties, procedural requirements and practical issues which arise in such cases.  

    Experience

    Tom is currently instructed on behalf of a private prosecutor in judicial review proceedings challenging the refusal to award costs out of central funds at the conclusion of proceedings: R(IF) v Crown Court at Gloucester.

    Notable Cases

    R(IF) v Crown Court at Gloucester (2019) (Admin)
    Successful judicial review of a crown court’s refusal to award costs out of central funds to a private prosecutor 

    Reviews

    'A super smart junior, punching well beyond his years of call. He has a huge capacity for hard work and an exceptional legal brain.' 'He is very intelligent, strategic, energetic and a team player.' Chambers UK (2021)

    'A junior who exudes gravitas and judgement well beyond his year of call. A strategic thinker who works incredibly hard.' Legal 500 Business and Regulatory Crime (2021)

    ‘A rapidly rising star of the white-collar Bar. He's phenomenally hard-working, very bright, someone with exceptional drafting skills, and an asset to any team.’ ‘He has gravitas, maturity and judgement well beyond his years - he's absolutely fantastic.’ Chambers UK (2020)

    ‘Self-possessed, cerebral and very user-friendly.’ Legal 500 (2020)

    ‘Fiercely intellectual and capable of dealing with very difficult issues at speed.’ ‘He's fantastic and really hard-working.’ Chambers UK (2019)

    ‘A highly intelligent and confident junior with substantial experience of commercial crime at the highest level.’ Legal 500 (2018)

    ‘He has a wonderful legal mind and he comes in with some ingenious legal arguments.’ ‘Very bright and very hard-working, he is punching above his weight in terms of years of call.’ Chambers UK (2018)

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  • A bright and thoughtful junior with a creative approach, Tom Doble has carved out an impressive Public Law Practice.

    Overview

    Tom has a growing public law practice, encompassing both judicial review and inquest proceedings. 

    Experience

    Tom is particularly well-versed in proceedings which are linked to criminal investigations or prosecutions, recently acting for a pharmaceutical company in judicial review proceedings challenging the issue and execution of a search warrant, and subsequent issue of a production order, arising from an international investigation into the cross-border supply of counterfeit and unlicensed drugs. 

    Tom recently represented the family of a deceased soldier in inquest proceedings which focused on the adequacy of mental health care provided by the armed forces and local NHS trusts.  As a result of issues raised by the family, the coroner issued a report to prevent future deaths.

    Notable Cases

    R(IF) v Crown Court at Gloucester (2019) (Admin)
    Successful judicial review of a crown court’s refusal to award costs out of central funds to a private prosecutor 

    Re Lance Bombardier Richard Jones (2014)
    Represented the family of a deceased soldier who had taken an overdose of tramadol following a period of acute psychosis.  At the conclusion of the inquest the coroner issued a report to prevent future deaths addressed to the organisations which provided care to LB Jones immediately prior to his death.

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