Areas of law:
Magistrates’ Court, Police Station, Youth Court, Crime and Investigation
Tom is a solicitor based in our Reading office, and is the Area Manager for Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire, with overall responsibility for the supervision and management of our Magistrates Court teams in Reading, Oxford and Basingstoke.
Having started his career in criminal defence work in 2005, Tom built up a huge amount of experience until he ultimately qualified as a solicitor and quickly attained his duty solicitor status, having joined Reeds in 2011.
He is now an experienced and highly competent advocate, who has dealt with a huge array of cases; not only through his work as duty solicitor, but also through recommendation and his own strong and loyal client base in Reading and throughout Berkshire. His reliability and proficiency has lead him to deal with some of the most grave and complex cases appearing before the Court; representing clients charged with murder, serious sexual offences, slavery, child neglect, GBH and possession of drugs with intent to supply.
Tom is dedicated to the provision of legal services to all of our clients no matter how minor the allegation they face, and often assists those who are vulnerable through mental health or addiction. His reputation is such that he is frequently instructed by many of our private clients; always striving to attain positive results for the full range of criminal offences, including domestic assault. Tom is renowned for his exceptional advocacy skills, achieving outstanding success at trials in the Magistrates Court, where his passion for defending his clients is most notable.
Represented a Defendant arrested on suspicion of murder following a death in Reading. After 4 interviews and 3 days in the Police station, as well as an attendance at court for a warrant of further detention, he was released without charge.
Represented numerous Defendants in relation to drug raids in Bracknell, known as Operation Sansa
Represented a Defendant arrested as a result of an appeal on Crimewatch regarding an allegation of sexual assault. Having initially been remanded in custody, he was released and ultimately acquitted at his trial in Reading Crown Court