Thomas Evans

Year of Call: 2010
Email Address: tom.evans@3pb.co.uk
Secure Email: tom.evans@3paper.cjsm.net
Telephone: 01202 292102

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Crime

Tom is the editor of the Lexis Nexis PSL Corporate Crime chapters concerning perverting the course of justice and expert evidence.

A Crown Court advocate, Tom represents Defendants in cases of serious violence, dishonesty and drug offences. He will appear in the Magistrates’ Court on a direct access or private basis. Acting alone he has conducted cases of sexual assault (including historical accusations), causing grievous bodily harm with intent, threats to kill, robbery, assisting unlawful immigration, possession and cultivation of significant quantities of drugs with intent to supply, conspiracy to defraud and perverting the course of justice.

Tom also prosecutes for the Crown Prosecution Service and other agencies in both general and regulatory crime.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Tom worked as full-time paralegal in two firms of London solicitors where he ran his own caseload. He was the case manager in R v Thakrar [2012]; which resulted in the Defendant being acquitted of two counts of attempted murder, and one count of GBH, following his wounding of three prison officers at HMP Frankland.

Tom also worked in the Judge’s Chambers of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (‘UNITCR’) based in Arusha, Tanzania.

Recent cases

Dishonesty/Fraud

  • R -v- Sutherland [2017] (Southampton Crown Court): Benefit fraud in excess of £30,000
  • R v Clark [2017] (Bournemouth Crown Court): Theft: 6-day trial concerning an allegation of theft of £30,000 from the safe of Defendant’s employers
  • R -v- Amor [2017] (Bournemouth Crown Court) (Prosecuting): Attempted Robbery: Defendant unanimously convicted of this attempted robbery by knifepoint
  • R v Ali-Balogun [2016] (Bournemouth Crown Court) Robbery: Defendant accused of tying the complainant to his bed and with two unknown males threatening him with knives before stealing his belongings. Defendant acquitted by majority
  • R v P [2016] (Canterbury Magistrates’ Court – Direct Access): Benefit fraud: Defendant acquitted of an alleged £12,000 fraud following successful half-time submission
  • R v P [2014] (Southwark Crown Court): Theft: Successful appeal against a £25,000 compensation order (case reported in the Metro).

Drugs

  • Operation Energy [2017] (Bournemouth Crown Court) (Prosecuting): An undercover operation in the Weymouth area targeting Class A drug supply networks. Tom represented the Crown in the only case which proceeded to trial where applications for the case to be stayed as an abuse of process were unsuccessfully pursued by the Defence. The Defendant was convicted by majority.

Driving

  • R v Cooper [2017] (Bournemouth Crown Court): Dangerous driving
  • R v W [2016] (Portsmouth Crown Court): Drink driving: Successful appeal against conviction.

Immigration

  • R v G [2016] (Portsmouth Crown Court) Assisting unlawful immigration: representing a lorry driver accused of assisting illegal immigrants to enter the UK.

*Tom was a member of the Treasury Solicitors’ Baby-Barrister Panel in his first years of practice which enabled him to develop a solid understanding of all areas of  Immigration Law.

Sexual Offences

  • R v Cleminson [2017] (Maidstone Crown Court) Sexual activity with a child: Defendant unanimously acquitted by the jury of three counts of engaging in sexual activity with his 12 year old cousin
  • R v L [2014] (Bournemouth Crown Court): Indecent Assault: Client acquitted unanimously of historical allegation
  • R v T [2014] (Southampton Youth Court): Sexual Assault: charges dropped by the prosecution following a review of the evidence on the morning of trial
  • R v J [2014] (Oxford Crown Court): Sexual activity with a child: Client faced accusations in relation to two separate girls. He entered guilty pleas on a basis to five out of six counts and was dealt with as a dangerous offender owing to his previous conviction for the same offence.

Violence / Public Order

  • R v Edwards [2017] (Winchester Crown Court) (Prosecuting) s.18 GBH: successful prosecution of a Defendant convicted of stabbing the victim multiple times after street brawl
  • R v H [2016] (Newport (IOW) Crown Court): Affray: Defendant accused of attacking his tenant and two guests with a samurai sword. Unanimous acquittal secured.
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Academic qualifications

  • BVC, College of Law - Very Competent
  • GDL, College of Law - Commendation
  • BA (Hons) History, University of Sussex - 2.1
  • Winner of the 2010 College of Law BVC Mooting Competition
  • Winner of the 2010 Inter-Varsity Mooting Competition

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • Grade 2 Prosecutor
  • Member of the Treasury Solicitors’ Baby Barrister Panel

Direct Access

Thomas Evans is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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