Thomas Evans

Year of Call: 2010
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Public and Regulatory

Prison Law: 
Prior to practising at the Bar, Tom worked in a solicitor’s firm where he ran prison law files focusing on all aspects of sentence progression. He represented his clients at parole hearings and adjudications and continues to accept instructions in this area. Tom will provide advice and representation in judicial review proceedings against the Ministry of Justice and Parole Board.

Tom has acted as the independent legal clerk in admissions appeals in relation to infant class sizes and grammar schools following the 11+ exams. He has undertaken training with Oxfordshire County Council on the School Admissions Code 2012 and the Admissions Appeals Code 2012.

As part of the Treasury Solicitor baby barrister scheme; Tom spent a year representing the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the First-Tier Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum) on a biweekly basis.

This work provided a solid grounding in the complex interrelation between domestic, European and International legislation as well as judicial decisions concerning all aspects of asylum and immigration. In particular, he appeared in appeals concerning:

  • Asylum and humanitarian protection
  • Human rights
  • Entry clearance
  • Points Based System
  • Deportation
  • Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006.

Proceeds of Crime:

Poole BC v Wilson - Acted for the local authority seeking to recoup funds from a businessman who had cut back a protected 42ft oak tree on his property to enable the sunlight on his newly built balcony. The home owner was ordered to pay the £21,000 the balcony added to the value of his £1m property. For more information about the case, click here.

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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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