Tom welcomes instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas, with specialisms in employment and personal injury work. Tom appears regularly in courts and tribunals and has a thriving advisory practice. He has recently appeared in the Supreme Court in Griffiths v TUI (led by Robert Weir KC and Stephen Cottrell), an important case about expert evidence and the duty to cross-examine.
Tom was previously a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He spent four years after qualification as an associate in the employment, pensions and employee benefits team, advising global clients on groundbreaking, multi-billion-pound transactions, high-value employment litigation, and sensitive internal investigations.
In 2019-20, Tom was the judicial assistant to Lord Wilson and Lord Burrows at the Supreme Court. In that role Tom was involved in several leading cases in his areas of practice, and gained valuable insights which he now draws on as an advocate and adviser.
Tom prides himself on his persuasive advocacy, clear drafting style, exceptional diligence and ability to research complex points of law in service of his clients.
Tom welcomes instructions on behalf of employees and employers.
Tom regularly appears on his own in multi-day employment tribunal hearings in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims, as well as appearing in preliminary hearings across the full range of employment law. He also advises in all areas of employment law.
Recent highlights include:
As a solicitor Tom also advised clients on issues from employment status to the National Minimum Wage to TUPE transfers. He undertook secondments to the in-house legal
teams of Novartis AG in Basel (in 2015) and Uber in London (in 2017-18), where he assisted with large international transactions and day-to-day employment issues.
During his time at the Supreme Court, Tom assisted Lord Wilson on the leading cases of Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti  UKSC 55 (concerning whistleblowing dismissal) and Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake  UKSC 8 (concerning the National Minimum Wage).
Tom is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Employment Law Bar Association.
Tom is developing a busy personal injury practice. He has recently worked on the following matters as a junior to Robert Weir KC:
Tom has appeared in numerous fast-track trials in RTAs, employers’ liability and occupiers’ liability claims, representing both claimants and defendants. Tom also has experience of Costs and Case Management Conferences (CCMCs).
Tom is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA).
Tom welcomes instructions in all areas of commercial litigation.
Recent highlights include:
Tom welcomes instructions on behalf of both taxpayers and The Revenue. Recent matters include:
BA Classics: Brasenose College, Oxford – Double First
GDL: BPP Law School, London – Distinction
LPC: BPP Law School, London – Distinction
BCL: St Cross College, Oxford – Distinction
APIL, ELA, ELBA, PIBA, COMBAR