Called 2016 Email Tom
Tom joined chambers in October 2017 after the successful completion of pupillage, supervised by Corin Furness and Stuart Jamieson. He maintains a broad civil practice, but has a particular interest in clinical negligence, inquests, personal injury, employment and credit hire work.
Tom’s pupillage focused on personal injury and clinical negligence. He had significant experience in both fields before joining chambers, having worked as a paralegal in healthcare litigation and catastrophic injuries (RTA and EL/PL) for over two years at two national law firms.
On the BPTC, Tom was graded ‘Outstanding’ on 8 out of 12 modules, including civil litigation, personal injury & clinical negligence, advocacy, drafting, and conference skills. He came top of his year group in the personal injury & clinical negligence module.
Tom is willing to accept instructions on a CFA-basis in appropriate cases.
Barrister with signifcant pre-Bar experience working at a national law firm.
Tom has a particular interest in clinical negligence, which has become a significant part of his practice since joining chambers. He acts on behalf of patients, hospital trusts, GP practices and individual practitioners. He has experience in drafting statements of case, advising on prospects and quantum, CCMCs and inquests involving allegations of clinical negligence. His practice benefits from his experience in a busy clinical negligence department at a leading law firm before coming to the bar. He is happy to advise in matters on an informal basis, particularly in the early stages of claims.
Tom’s practice covers all areas of clinical negligence, including orthopaedic surgery, diabetes management, emergency care, mental health, dental, nursing and residential care.
Tom is instructed on behalf of Claimants and Defendants to attend CCMCs in a variety of matters, but particularly in relation to clinical negligence claims.
Tom has a growing employment practice and he accepts instructions on behalf of Claimants and Respondents. He has experience appearing in the employment tribunal and advising on merits in the early stages of claims. He has a particular interest in discrimination matters.
Tom has been involved in numerous inquests during pupillage and since becoming a tenant. He is primarily instructed in relation to healthcare-related deaths and is willing to act on a CFA-basis in appropriate cases. He is experienced in drafting submissions, advising on strategy, pre-inquest reviews and final hearings.
Recently concluded cases include:
Tom is regularly instructed to appear in the County Court in credit hire matters, particularly on behalf of insurance companies. He is well versed in the arguments over need, period, enforceability, impecuniosity, mitigation, intervention and rates. He has been successful in getting credit hire claims dismissed due to misrepresentation.
Tom is experienced in indemnity disputes arising from road traffic accidents owing to his work at a national defendant insurance law firm before pupillage.
Road Traffic Accidents
Tom regularly appears in the County Court regarding RTA claims. He acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants. He also has a busy paper practice, including advising on liability and quantum.
Public and Employers’ Liability
Tom is experienced in EL/PL matters, both from his work before joining chambers and since becoming a tenant. He is regularly instructed to draft statements of case, advise in conference, and attend trials in the County Court.
Criminal Injuries Compensation
In pupillage and since becoming a tenant, Tom has experience in advising on and attending CICA appeals. He has particular experience in disputes over whether the assailant lacked capacity.
Ede & Ravenscroft Legal Prize, Inner Temple (2016)
Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Prize, Leeds & District Medico-Legal Society (2016)
Exhibition Award, Inner Temple (2015)
Regional BPTC Leader's Scholarship, BPP Law School (2014)
RG Lawson Prize, The University of Manchester (2012)
BPTC, BPP Law School (2016)
LLM (Distinction), Healthcare Ethics and Law, The University of Manchester (2013)
LLB (Hons), The University of Manchester (2012)
Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Leeds & District Medico-Legal Society