Tom prosecutes and defends in all areas of serious crime from homicide and terrorism to sexual offences and fraud.
Featured Serious Crime cases
Secured the acquittal of a defendant accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm by scalding a patient of hers in bathwater.
Secured the acquittal of a defendant positively identified as the single assailant in a frenzied knife attack which came within millimetres of severing the victim’s femoral artery.
Instructed as led Counsel in international conspiracy to import £1m of cocaine from the Caribbean via New York: Kingston Crown Court, HHJ Kent.
Successfully appealed against client’s conviction for robbery on the basis of a misdirection on joint enterprise in judge’s summing up: Brown & ors  EWCA Crim Div 167, Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, Davis LJ, Simler J, HHJ Munro.
Instructed as sole Counsel at the Central Criminal Court to resist an application by The Daily Express for disclosure of a reference from Jeremy Corbyn MP for lay client in trial of conspiracy to defraud. The Express unsuccessfully sought to demonstrate links between Corbyn’s support network and Islamic State.
Awarded Pegasus Scholarship for a secondment to a set of chambers in Paris specialising in international criminal law.
Shadowed prosecutors and judges for six weeks in the criminal courts in Argentina.
Drafted note on the appeal of an Afghan warlord against conviction for conspiracy to torture hostages for Paul Walker J in the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division.