Public Law & Regulatory
Prior to practising at the Bar, Tom worked in a solicitor’s firm where he ran prison law files focusing on all aspects of sentence progression. He represented his clients at parole hearings and adjudications and continues to accept instructions in this area. Tom will provide advice and representation in judicial review proceedings against the Ministry of Justice and Parole Board.
Tom has acted as the independent legal clerk in admissions appeals in relation to infant class sizes and grammar schools following the 11+ exams. He has undertaken training with Oxfordshire County Council on the School Admissions Code 2012 and the Admissions Appeals Code 2012.
As part of the Treasury Solicitor baby barrister scheme; Tom spent a year representing the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum) on a biweekly basis.
This work provided a solid grounding in the complex interrelation between domestic, European and International legislation as well as judicial decisions concerning all aspects of asylum and immigration. In particular, he appeared in appeals concerning:
- Asylum and humanitarian protection
- Human rights
- Entry clearance
- Points Based System
- Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006