A skilful communicator, Tom has an established Crown Court trial practice and his fearless approach to his cases sees him regularly instructed by both the CPS, as a Grade 3 Prosecutor, and defence solicitors to act on their behalf.
Tom regularly deploys his specialist knowledge in applications on matters of law, in disputes of fitness to plead, in hearsay applications, s.78 PACE applications and those adducing or resisting bad character evidence at trial.
Tom has a raft of experience in the Youth Courts, from defending particularly vulnerable youth offenders to prosecuting complex multi-handers. These are delivered with great care and the application of the skills and practice required in Crown Court trials.
Whether acting in matters of theft, domestic violence, assault, sexual offences or driving offences, Tom’s down to earth nature and emotional intelligence ensures a tactful manner with young offenders and vulnerable witnesses and his skilful handling of those on the bench helps to achieve the best possible result for his client.
Born and raised in Leeds, Tom has a strong connection with the local community and experience of working with regional firms and of life in the city.