Called to the Bar in 2018
Called to the New Zealand Bar in 2016
Tom commenced a shortened pupillage with Chambers in August 2019.
Prior to joining chambers, Tom was a barrister in New Zealand. He gathered extensive experience quickly, frequently appearing in the District Courts, Family Courts and the High Court of New Zealand. He has also helped with written submissions in the New Zealand Court of Appeal. He specialised in financial remedies, co-habitating couples, wills and trusts (especially in matrimonial settings) and also acted in criminal, property and civil matters.
Tom has a busy junior practise in chambers, specialising mainly in family as well as crime. Tom applies his foreign experience and quickly comprehends complex or niche areas of law. Tom shadowed many barristers in chambers during pupillage and has experience in financial remedies, public children, private children and crime in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – University of Otago
Bachelor of Arts – University of Otago
Professional Legal Studies Course – Institute of Professional Legal Studies (New Zealand)
Bar Transfer Test – BPP University Holborn
Master of Laws – King’s College London