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Overview

Tom studied Chemistry at the University of York and graduated with a Master’s degree before studying the Graduate Diploma in Law and Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham Law School. He was graded “Outstanding” on the BPTC and obtained the highest mark in his year in Civil Litigation.

While at Law School, he was also a successful mooter: he won the annual Inter-Inn moot for the Inner Temple, came second in the Ropewalk Chambers mooting competition and won the Nottingham Law School/Kaplan Law School varsity moot, which was judged by Lord Carnwath at the Supreme Court.

Tom hopes to develop a broad civil practice.

As a result of his scientific background, he has a rigorous, analytical approach. He enjoys cases involving abstract or technical points, both factual and legal, and is adept at dealing with engineering issues and complex calculations.

Having completed his pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Hogan, Tom also has a particular interest in costs litigation. He assisted with legal research in a number of high-profile decisions such as Jones v Spire Healthcare Ltd (assignment of conditional fee agreements) and Essar Oilfields Services Ltd v Norscot Rig Management PVT Ltd [2016] EWHC 2361 (Comm) (costs awards in arbitration proceedings). He has recently, in his own right, conducted an oral review of a provisional assessment concerning the recoverability of an ATE insurance premium in clinical negligence proceedings.

Away from the Bar, Tom’s interests include current affairs, food, spending time with family and friends and hiking. For a number of years he has volunteered at a local primary school, where he is now a school governor.

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