Year of Call: 1991

Inn: Middle Temple

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Boasts an outstanding reputation in the clinical negligence field, with vast experience in complex, high-value claims. ‘He has a very analytical mind and goes through things extremely thoroughly. He’s phenomenally meticulous.’ ‘A highly capable advocate, who is intelligent and pragmatic.’ “

Chambers UK,  2020
Clinical Negligence

Tom acts for both claimants and defendants in a wide-range of clinical negligence claims. He is described by peers as “extremely sympathetic, a fantastic litigator, and his attention to detail is incredible.”

Recent cases involve:

  • Birth injuries to mother and child
  • Cardiac/vascular surgery
  • Anaesthetic mismanagement
  • Mal administration of drugs
  • Late diagnosis of cancers
  • Claims against GPs
  • Psychiatric claims arising out of fatalities in a clinical setting

His appointment as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s Civil List) has led to extensive work concerning healthcare issues arising out of treatment of service personnel and prisoners.

Notable cases include:

  • S v NWSHA – instructed by a family in cerebral palsy
  • R v EDDHA  – instructed by a family in cerebral palsy
  • C v AWMHPNT – instructed by a family in cerebral palsy
  • E v MOD  – instructed by the defendant in cerebral palsy (twins)
  • A v MOD – instructed by the defendant in cerebral palsy
  • S v MOD – instructed by the defendant  in orthopaedic
  • B v MOD – instructed by the defendant  in general practice
  • C v SWNFT – instructed by the family  in general practice
  • C v STNFT –  instructed by the family in still birth
  • B v AWP  – instructed by the family in mental health

Appointments:

  • Assistant Deputy Coroner for Warwickshire

Professional memberships:

  • Coroner’s Society
  • AVMA
  • Bristol Medico-Legal Society

Qualifications & awards:

  • B.A. (Dunelm)