Tom is the current 36 Crime pupil.
Before coming to the Bar, Tom worked as a consultant for Horizon Institute in Somaliland where he helped research and advise on reforms to prisons, juvenile justice laws, and criminal procedure.
Tom previously interned at the Trial Chamber for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, where he gained practical experience in international criminal law and procedure. He also worked with several NGOs in Kenya: he assisted with a landmark Supreme Court challenge to breaches of electoral law in the 2013 Kenyan election and subsequently drafted a report on the African Union’s proposal to set up a regional African criminal court to try international crimes.
Tom has a particular interest in cybercrime and data protection. He developed his interest and knowledge of the area while working as a researcher with the Engine Room, an organisation that advises social justice organisations on the responsible use of data and technology.
- BPP University, London – Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)
- University of Cambridge, LLM (First)
- University of Nottingham, LLB (Hons) (First)
Awards and Scholarships
- Arden Scholarship (Gray’s Inn – awarded to "pupils of exceptional merit")
- Ann Goddard Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)
- Bedingfield Scholarship (Gray's Inn)
- Clive Parry Prize for International Law (University of Cambridge)
- Redress Solutions Prize in Law (Queens' College, Cambridge)
- Sigmund Sternberg LLM Studentship (Queens' College, Cambridge)
- J.C. Smith & Punch Coomaraswamy Prize in the Law of Evidence (University of Nottingham)
- Commendations: third in year; top in Public International Law and International Humanitarian Law (University of Nottingham)
Tom's current memberships include:
- Gray’s Inn
- Young Legal Aid Lawyers
- Criminal Bar Association
- Bar Human Rights Committee