Thomas Stanway

Thomas Stanway, Park Square Barristers
Year of call:

2012 (Door tenant)


2010 - University of Birmingham, LLB (Hons)

2012 - Cardiff University, BPTC (‘Outstanding’)


2012-2014 - Advocate at LPC Law

2014 - Pupil at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers Tenant at Park Square Barristers


2014 - Trainer of expert witnesses for West Yorkshire Police

2018 - Grade 2 Prosecutor

2019 - List C of the Panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates


Criminal Bar Association


Wales & Chester Circuit Achievement Award for highest overall grade on the BPTC (Cardiff University) Ann Goddard Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)

Thomas Stanway has extensive experience of Personal Injury claims in the County Court acting for both Claimants and Defendants. His experience includes:

  • Trials on the Small Claims, Fast and Multi Track
  • Disposal Hearings
  • Case Management Conferences
  • Costs Case Management Conferences
  • Interlocutory Applications
  • Pre Trial Reviews

Thomas accepts instructions to draft pleadings, advices on quantum and/or liability. He will work to tight timescales where a quick turnaround is required.

Notable Case

  • Nigel Higgs v UK Insurance (Fast Track Trial) – Lincoln County Court: Successfully defended a claim for personal injuries whilst also securing a finding of “fundamental dishonesty”. In addition to scrutinising the circumstances of the accident, the trial also involved the consideration of telephone calls the Claimant had received shortly after the collision. The successful application for a finding of “fundamental dishonesty” resulted in the Defendant obtaining an enforceable costs order in excess of £8000.
  • Hall v Sandilands (Fast Track Trial) – Teeside County Court. Successfully defended a contrived personal injury claim whilst also securing a finding of fundamental dishonesty. The successful application for a finding of fundamental dishonesty ensured that the client obtained a significant enforceable costs order.
  • Ali and Others v Saimnieks (Multi Track Claim) – Wolverhampton County Court. Successfully defended a “slam on” claim involving 4 claimants. Successfully amended the pleadings to plead fraud including an allegation of exaggerated injury. Ultimately the claim was dismissed pursuant to Section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 for exaggerated injury. The client was awarded its costs in full on an indemnity basis.

Public Access

Thomas may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Thomas’ clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207