Thomas WorsfoldCall To The Bar: 2020
Tom became a tenant of Lincoln House in December 2020, having completed his pupillage under Alex Leach QC.
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, child witnesses and experts. In the Crown Court, Tom prosecutes and defends sentences, bail applications and interlocutory hearings. He is a Level 1 Prosecutor.
In relation to road traffic offences, Tom has a particularly good record with exceptional hardship arguments, both in the Magistrates and on appeal to the Crown Court, and is frequently instructed for trials involving expert evidence, for example back calculations and collision reconstruction. Tom has been instructed privately on a number of matters and prides himself on his professional and proactive approach, seeking to ensure that clients have the best advice at the earliest opportunity.
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 small claims and fast-track track trials (road traffic collisions and tripping claims), Stage 3 hearings and various interlocutory hearing. Advisory matters range from advising a foreign company pursuing a commercial debt, including on the issue of jurisdiction, to advices on quantum in personal injury cases.
Tom is part of the “Junior Junior” scheme with the Attorney General’s Panel Counsel, and is currently instructed by the Department of Health on the Infected Blood Inquiry. Recent work includes disclosure, conducting conferences and drafting witness statements.
Away from the law, Tom enjoys playing for his local football team, walking holidays and cooking.