Thomas Worsfold

Call To The Bar: 2020

Tom became a tenant of Lincoln House in December 2020, having completed his
pupillage under Alex Leach.

Tom enjoys a busy criminal practice. He prosecutes and defends across the whole
spectrum of Magistrates’ Court cases, including sexual offences, domestic violence and
road traffic offences. In doing so, he has gained experience of handling vulnerable
witnesses, children and experts. In the Crown Court, Tom prosecutes and defends
sentences, bail applications and interlocutory hearings. He is a Level 1 Prosecutor.
Unusually for a pupil, Tom was also instructed as defence counsel for a Crown Court trial.

During his first six, Tom gained experience of homicide, sexual offences and organised
crime. He shadowed Queen’s Counsel for both prosecution and defence at trial. Tom
undertook advisory and research work for members of Chambers covering all manner
of issues across criminal practice and procedure.

Tom combines his criminal practice with a growing civil practice. Since joining Chambers
he has built on his previous experience as a county court advocate in which he gained
a wide variety of civil proceedings and an excellent understanding of civil procedure.

His recent civil work includes fast-track and small claims track trials, Stage 3 hearings
and advising a foreign company pursuing a commercial debt, including on the issue
of jurisdiction.