• 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 2

    Professional Membership

    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Health and Safety Lawyers Association
    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

    Reviews

    Chambers UK 2018: Financial Crime - Band 4

    Legal 500 2017: Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global investigations) - Tier 3

    'Very bright and very hard-working, he is punching above his weight in terms of years of call.' Chambers UK Financial Crime (2018)

    '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 heavy weight 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 currently acts for the former Managing Director of Tesco, who faces allegations of multi-million pound fraud and false accounting in proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office.  Recently, he 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 restraint, confiscation and other ancillary proceedings, recently assisting an interested party to secure the recovery of over £4 million in confiscation proceedings arising from offences of trading whilst bankrupt.

    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 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 2018: Financial Crime - Band 4

    Legal 500 2017: Business and Regulatory Crime (Including Global investigations) - Tier 3

    'Very bright and very hard-working, he is punching above his weight in terms of years of call.' Chambers UK (2018)

    '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 (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 (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.

    Experience

    Tom Doble has experience of prosecuting and defending general and serious crime as led junior, junior alone and for the prosecution and defence.

    His practice has included 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. 

    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.

    Recent Cases

    • Defendant charged with possessing 31kg of cocaine with intent to supply (Snaresbrook Crown Court).

    • Defendant charged with supplying c. £100,000 worth of counterfeit stamps, in proceedings brought by the Royal Mail (Harrow Crown Court).

    • Acted for a former council employee charged with high-value benefit fraud.

  • 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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  • A bright and thoughtful junior with a creative approach, Tom Doble has carved out the beginnings of 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

    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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