Tom has practised almost entirely in Criminal Law throughout his career. In his early years at the bar, Tom undertook some housing and licensing cases and represented indeterminate sentence and life prisoners before parole boards. During his time at 2 Kings Bench Walk, from 2003 – 2009, Tom established a Crown Court practice and also acted as led-junior in several large drug and fraud cases.
Tom joined the CPS in 2009 in the role of ‘Crown Advocate’. For all his time at the CPS he managed a heavy caseload of Crown Court work. During the Covid pandemic, Tom provided charging advice to the RASSO unit and was recognized with a CPS Reward by the Wessex RASSO Management Team for the assistance he gave.
Tom is a grade 3 prosecutor, but has also undertaken a large number of grade 4 cases over the years acting as sole junior.