Tom is recognised as a leading junior who specialises in defending individuals and corporate entitles facing criminal charges with a particular focus on criminal regulatory offences and serious crime. Tom appears in matters of the utmost complexity and gravity including offences of murder, manslaughter, violence, firearms, drugs, dishonesty and fraud. His experience in regulatory, disciplinary and licensing matters means he has a particular interest in criminal cases with a regulatory aspect.
Tom is recognised as a leading junior representing professionals before their respective tribunals. He has experience defending professional at most tribunals but regularly appears at the MPTS and GDC. Tom also presents cases for regulators including the GOC, GPHC, The FA and other sporting bodies.
Tom also conducts many high profile and complicated inquests (including acting for The FA during the Hillsborough Inquests), often relating to medical professionals or possible breaches of Health & Safety legislation.
Tom prosecutes the most serious and high profile cases brought by the Football Association against its participants. He has experience of defending corporate entities and individuals facing criminal charges, particularly concerning Health & Safety offences.
In addition to these areas Tom is an experienced practitioner in the field of licensing. He has particular experience in obtaining licences for, or defending charges arising in relation to, alcohol, live concerts and housing.
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