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Blackstone Chambers

Tom Hickman QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Tom Hickman QC
Tom Hickman QC is an 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: "He's incredibly intelligent, has very creative ideas and finds a way of tackling issues." "He is strategic and thinks carefully about how things will play out."
Recent work: Instructed by British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair in a challenge to the 14-day quarantine rules.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 2

Tom Hickman QC
Tom Hickman QC is a highly regarded silk who 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: "Tom Hickman is a really superb operator. He is very clever and strategic in his thinking." "His legal knowledge is excellent and his advocacy is phenomenal."
Recent work: Acted for Shamima Begum in the Supreme Court appeal concerning her deprivation of citizenship.
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Immigration - London (Bar)

Band 3

Tom Hickman QC
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 comes up with innovative ideas. He is very effective and thorough." "He is strategically very strong."
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Media & Entertainment - London (Bar)

Band 3

Tom Hickman QC
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 is good at seeing the wood for the trees and identifying what the issues are." "He has an outstanding brain." "He is highly rated by solicitors."
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