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Tom Cross

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 7 departments
Ranked in : Administrative & Public LawCivil Liberties & Human RightsEmploymentLocal GovernmentEducationProfessional DisciplineData Protection
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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Tom Cross
Tom Cross is instructed by public authorities, individual claimants and businesses in connection with public law disputes. He is especially experienced in claims invoking EU and human rights laws. He has also recently handled a number of matters before the Privy Council.
Strengths: "He's very approachable and provides incredibly clear and insightful advice." "He's hard-working, strategic and encyclopedic in his knowledge."
Recent work: Acted for the Attorney-General for Bermuda in a constitutional law challenge concerning the prohibition of same-sex marriage by the Bermudian Parliament.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 2

Tom Cross
Tom Cross often appears unled in key civil liberties and human rights cases. His broad practice encompasses prison law, complex judicial reviews and significant claims for damages, with a particular focus on religious rights. He acts for both claimants and defendants including individuals, regulatory bodies and the UK and Welsh governments.
Strengths: "A great barrister: he is a really good lawyer and very good at drafting."
Recent work: Appeared before the Privy Council in Attorney-General of Bermuda v Ferguson and Others, a major constitutional law challenge to the ban on same-sex marriage in Bermuda.
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Employment - London (Bar)

Band 4

Tom Cross
Tom Cross is a skilled employment barrister who has a broad range of expertise across an array of complementary practice areas. He is particularly notable for his work in discrimination and whistle-blowing matters, and has significant recent experience acting in major 'gig economy' cases.
Strengths: "His technical knowledge is brilliant, and I like his style and approach." "He has a sharp mind and a deep mastery of human rights in employment matters."
Recent work: Acted for the Home Secretary in a whistle-blowing case brought by Sir Philip Rutnam.
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Local Government - London (Bar)

Band 2

Tom Cross
Tom Cross is an experienced junior, noted for his expert handling of a range of local authority disputes. He is instructed in matters across the UK and is well regarded for his knowledge of matters concerning education, community care and councillor standards, among other areas. He is regularly instructed to act on behalf of both central government and the individuals and companies challenging government decisions.
Strengths: "An exceptionally talented and gifted barrister with an outstanding intellect and excellent client care skills." "His commitment to each case is second to none. Tom is able to offer advice and guidance that is clear and practical."
Recent work: Acted for a Christian who believed that abortion is sinful and had been banned from praying and protesting within a 'buffer zone' outside the BPAS abortion clinic in Richmond.
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Education - London (Bar)

Band 2

Tom Cross
Tom Cross has a thriving practice handling education, commercial law and human rights-related cases and also has particular expertise in religious matters. He is regularly instructed by individuals, schools and higher education institutions, and has extensive experience appearing before the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal. He is also regularly called upon to act for local authorities and central government.
Strengths: "Very, very able with a really sharp mind. He's very efficient, has a precise advocacy style and is very personable."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the Government in R (Colchester and Others) v Secretary of State for Education, a judicial review of the government's guidance on the teaching of the new subjects 'Relationships Education' and 'Relationships and Sex Education', and of the regulations affording rights of withdrawal from those lessons.
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)

Band 4

Tom Cross
Tom Cross is a respected, versatile advocate who often acts on behalf of regulatory bodies such as the GDC, GMC and Nursing and Midwifery Council. He is highly experienced in High Court appeals involving disciplinary decisions.
Strengths: "He's hugely intelligent: if there's a complex legal point he's an excellent choice."
Recent work: Acted for the HCPC in an investigation into its handling of misconduct proceedings against a radiographer, whose dismissal for working elsewhere while on sick pay was reversed because of the HCPC's failure to disclose material documents.
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Data Protection - London (Bar)

Band 3

Tom Cross
Tom Cross represents private media organisations, government and the Information Commissioner, and has had a number of cases heard in the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal. He is particularly well versed in handling cases addressing the meaning and operation of statutory language, and is a go-to contact for leading businesses seeking advice on their obligations under the Data Protection Act.
Strengths: "He's a very responsive and user-friendly barrister. He's commercially sensible." "He's very pragmatic and efficient."
Recent work: Represented Good Shepherd Trust in relation to Freedom of Information requests concerning its controversial decision to dismiss the headteacher of one of its schools.
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Tom Cross practices in the areas of administrative & public, constitutional, human rights, education, professional discipline and regulation, sport, data protection and media, EU relations law, local government, employment, and commercial law. He appears in courts and tribunals at all levels up to the Supreme Court, acting for all parties. Recent instructions include acting in the lockdown (Dolan), Article 50 (Miller) and ‘Black Cab Rapist’ (Radford) judicial reviews, the claim by Sir Philip Rutnam against the Home Secretary, and the proceedings deciding whether Deliveroo Riders had employment protection. His private and public sector clients range from major companies to private individuals, governments, and regulatory bodies. He is appointed Panel Counsel to the Crown (A Panel). He is co-author of a range of textbooks including: Education and the Courts (LexisNexis: forthcoming); Judicial Review, Supperstone, Walker and Goudie (Butterworths: 2019); The Protections for Religious Rights (OUP: 2013); and The Law of Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions (OUP: 2011). He was educated at The Queen’s College, Oxford University where he gained a Double First Class degree in Modern Languages. He studied law at City University, London.

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