Tom graduated from the University of Oxford, Magdalen College with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and holds a master’s degree in Politics and Education Policy from the University of Cambridge, Clare College. Tom subsequently qualified as a Barrister graduating from the City University, London and the University of Law.
Tom is a Barrister who has dedicated his career to representing the interests of individuals from all around the world in litigation against some of the world’s most powerful companies.
Tom is currently litigating two of the largest group litigations in UK legal history (claims against BHP and Volkswagen) and in the course of his career has successfully recovered tens of millions of pounds in settlements and verdicts.
Tom is passionate about Business and Human Rights believing that whilst capitalism is the world’s most powerful tool to lift people out of poverty, transnational corporations must be held to account for violations of the environmental, social and competitive orders.
Tom has a love for the country of Brazil, and its people, having initiated the Fundão Dam Litigation and travelling to Brazil numerous times over the past two years. Tom finds the state of Minas Gerais, and its landscape scattered with the scars of the extractive industries, reminiscent of his upbringing at the foot of the SIrhowy Valley in Pontymister, Wales.