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Tom was nominated for Chambers & Partners Employment Law Junior of the Year 2018. He specialises in employment, equality, and public law, and has experience and expertise in partnership, commercial, regulatory, immigration and human rights matters. He acts for companies, charities and public authorities, central government, trade unions, and individuals. He has substantial experience of High Court and appellate litigation without a leader. In addition to several high-profile trials, his significant appellate cases include Haywood v Newcastle-upon-Tyne NHS Trust (notice of termination and pension loss), McBride v Scottish Police Authority (reinstatement), UCU v Stirling University (collective redundancy consultation), Donelien v Liberata (knowledge of disability), RR Donnelly Global v Besagni (TUPE), Buckland v Bournemouth University (breach of contract) and Thaine v London School of Economics (apportionment of damages), Venuprasad v Commonwealth Secretariat, UCU v Ulster University (collective consultation).


Tenant at Cloisters (2001—); Junior Counsel to the Crown (2016—); Judicial Assistant to Lord Bingham of Cornhill (2002—2003); secondment, commercial litigation department, Mallesons, Melbourne (2005); Associate, Federal Court of Australia (2005); secondment, Stewarts Law LLP (2012—2013).

Professional Memberships

Employment Law Association, Employment Law Bar Association, Industrial Law Society.


Family Rights At Work (Jordans, 2012); Discrimination in Employment (Legal Action Group, 2013); Blackstone's Guide to the Equality Act 2010 (OUP, 2016); Employment Law (Macmillan, 2020).


Educated at the BRIT School, London; King Edward VI College, Nuneaton; Merton College, Oxford (first class honours; college and university scholar) and City University (DipLaw). Middle Temple and Pegasus scholar. Tom is a keen competitive oarsman and British Rowing umpire.