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Tom excelled in his university studies. Achieving a First Class degree in law and receiving four subject prizes (including tort and medical law). He was awarded two Scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn (Lord Denning and Hardwicke) and was called to the Bar in 2002. His pupilage encompassed primarily medical law issues (negligence claims, consent and capacity issues and professional regulatory prosecutions) as well as personal injury and other regulatory work.

He has been at 22 Old Buildings and then 42 Bedford Row since 2005 practicing almost exclusively in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.

Tom is a contributor to Westlaw Insight and regularly provides training on all aspects of his practice.

Tom is able to accept instructions on a public access basis from individuals, companies and other organisations including NHS Trusts.

Court of Protection

  • Tom accepts instructions to appear in the Court of Protection.


Coroner’s court work is an important part of Tom’s work. He receives instructions from a variety of interested parties, but is always acutely aware of the respect required for all those involved in what is understandably a difficult process for all those involved.

Tom is keen to be involved from the earliest opportunity to engage with the investigation of the facts, the HSE (where appropriate), interested parties and, of course, the Coroner themselves. Advisory and advocacy work in the Coroner’s Court forms a vital part of the investigation of the untimely death of an individual.

Tom often advises in relation to potential civil actions that may be running alongside, or starting after, the conclusion of proceedings before the Coroner.

Tom is able to accept instructions on a public access basis from individuals, companies and other organisations including NHS Trusts.

Professional Regulatory and Disciplinary

  • Tom’s work encompasses the GMC, GDC, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Chiropractic Council.
  • He is happy to hear at interim and final hearings and provide advisory work, where necessary.

Selected cases

  • Several cases of delayed diagnosis of different types of cancer;
  • Negligent operative treatment;
  • Failing to provide adequate post-operative care;
  • Misdiagnosis of torsion of the testicle;
  • Instrumentation left inside the body; and
  • Hospital acquired infection cases, including MRSA and C Diff

Areas of Expertise

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Professional Memberships

  • PIBA
  • PNBA
  • AVMA


  • Marling School, Stroud
  • King’s College London (LLB with First Class honours)

Scholarships & Awards

  • Lord Denning Scholar
  • Hardwicke Scholar (both Lincoln’s Inn)
  • 3 Serjeants’ Inn Medical law prize
  • Withers Trusts law prize
  • Tort law prize
  • Contract law prize
  • Laws exhibition award

Other information

  • I play cricket for Old Wimbledonians Cricket Club and enjoy watching all sport.
  • I am developing an interest in wine.
  • I hold the Queen Scout Award.

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