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Tom Nossiter

Called Called in 1999



About Tom Nossiter

Tom is a specialist in personal injury litigation, dealing with all aspects of personal injury claims. He undertakes work for both claimants and defendants, dealing predominantly with multi and fast track work. He welcomes CFA work.

Between 2007 and 2011 Tom was appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel), during which time he was instructed by the Treasury Solicitor to undertake civil work for government departments and other publicly funded organisations.



Personal Details

Education: Leeds Grammar School; University of Birmingham (BA (Hons) History); Leeds Metropolitan School of Law (PGDL); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).
Professional Associations: Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
Appointments: Attorney General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) 2007-2011.

Specialist Practice Areas


Chambers & Partners 2018 - Band 2

Receives high praise for his exceptional client care skills, which lend strength to his claimant-focused practice. He acts in high-value occupiers' and public liability claims as well as complex employment liability cases.

Strengths: "An incredibly thorough and hard-working barrister. He has a good knowledge of the law and he is also very organised." "A really likeable chap. He's able to reassure clients and put them at ease."

Recent work: Acted in Bradley v Ciprini, a claim for damages brought by a bus driver who allegedly suffered PTSD after a rugby player tackled his bus.

Legal 500 2017  - "Clients love his self-assured manner."

Chambers & Partners 2017 -

Receives high praise for his exceptional client-care skills, which lend strength to his claimant-focused practice. He acts in high-value occupiers' and public liability claims as well as complex employment liability cases.

Strengths: "A very bright guy who is excellent at managing clients' expectations. He is very straightforward with clients and lays the risks out for them, but he is also very sympathetic and has a good bedside manner."

Recent work: Acted in Mario Poathy-Pratha v Leeds City Council, a public liability claim concerning a cyclist who hit a pothole in the road.  

The Legal 500 2016 - "He is a knowledgeable with a down-to-earth, friendly attitude."

Chambers & Partners 2016

Recommended after receiving warm praise from market commentators. Acts principally for claimants on serious injury cases involving employers' and public liability and RTAs.

Strengths: "He has a great manner and approach and he is excellent with clients." 

 Legal 500 2015 

"A robust advocate who has a down-to-earth approach."

 Legal 500 2014 

"Highly skilled in all aspects of motor fraud cases"

 Legal 500 2013

Tom Nossiter is ‘attentive and works hard’.

Recently Concluded Cases

Tom has recently dealt with a large number of limitation hearings.

 - complex regional pain syndrome cases involving surveillance evidence and allegations of malingering. 

 - occupier’s liability claim by a large gentleman who sat in a chair in a car showroom which collapsed under his weight.  Liability dispute. 

 - product liability claim involving a Claimant who damaged his teeth on metal contained in a loaf of bread.

 - employer’s liability claim on behalf of a Claimant who impaled himself on a broom stick while using a window to climb into his employer’s premises.

 -  quantum disputes in high value claims (e.g. Ogden disabled Claimants).

 - liability claim involving Claimant injured when working at a processing plant on the continent.

Examples of Current Caseload

  • Liability claims in occupiers' liability and employers' liability settings.
  • Complex regional pain cases.
  • Quantum disputes involving ‘acceleration’ arguments.
  • Liability claim on behalf of a teacher injured when breaking up a fight at a club for children expelled from school.
  • Quantum disputes in fatal accidents claims.


Reported Cases

A number of Tom's cases concerning quantum awards are reported in 'Current Law'.


Tom provides in-house training to several firms of instructing solicitors and has recently delivered lectures on:

  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Motor Claims Update
  • Back injuries
  • Special damages claims
  • Fatal accidents
  • Inquests
  • Disease claims

In addition, Tom has taken part in mock trials which Chambers has delivered to various solicitors firms.

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