BARRISTER PROFILE

Blackstone Chambers

Tom Hickman

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Tom Hickman QC
Immensely knowledgeable silk in administrative and public law. He acts in significant challenges to legislation and regulatory decisions, appearing on behalf of claimants, defendants and interveners. Recently, he has been involved in key cases concerning constitutional and international law. He also has significant experience in diplomatic immunity cases.
Strengths: "Knows how to set up a case from the very beginning so you can win it without getting mired in difficulties later on." "Very professional, a very good litigator and a very good academic lawyer. Definitely a class act."
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Tom Hickman QC
A highly regarded silk, he is well known for his notable experience in complex appellate cases. He regularly appears before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court and the ECtHR, litigating both for and against regulatory, government and public bodies. Possessed of far-reaching expertise, he has recently focused on the human rights issues surrounding diplomatic immunity, data protection and UK benefits schemes.
Strengths: "He is excellent." "Tom is incredible, an absolute legend in a stratospheric category of barrister."
Recent work: Appeared on behalf of Shamima Begum, in a challenge to the deprivation of her civil liberties, heard by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Tom Hickman QC
Has considerable expertise across a wide range of practice areas. A regular presence in SIAC and the ECtHR, he has acted against the government in significant citizenship and nationality law matters.
Strengths: "He is very thorough and has a very clinical, logical legal brain. A very confident and polished advocate."
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Media & Entertainment - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Tom Hickman QC
Has a flourishing reputation at the Media and Entertainment Bar, and receives particular accolades for his skill in navigating contract disputes in the music and TV sectors. He has additional expertise at appellate level.
Strengths: "He's very good on his feet and excellent at finding his way around problems." "The quality of his work has always been first rate." "He's very good at cutting through the rubbish and getting to the crucial issues."
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