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.
Since being called to the Bar in 2010, Tom 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.
He is currently litigating two of the largest group litigations in UK legal history (claims against BHP and Volkswagen) and over the course of his career has successfully recovered tens of millions of pounds in settlements and verdicts.
Passionate about business and human rights, Tom believes 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 three years. He finds the state of Minas Gerais, with its landscape scattered with the scars of the extractive industries, reminiscent of his upbringing at the foot of the SIrhowy Valley in Pontymister, Wales.