Public and Regulatory
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
- Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2006.
- 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
Thomas Evans is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information
3PB's Thomas Evans in the Court of Appeal today in the case of R v Thomson
Thomas Evans successfully appealed Mr Thomson's 18-month sentence for possession of a Samurai sword in a public place. The Court of Appeal found that the senten...Read more
Criminal News in Brief – March 2018 by Thomas Evans
Criminal barrister Thomas Evans brings you the latest edition of Criminal News in Brief. Supreme Court Search and Seizure: a magistrates’ court is entitled to...Read more
In the News: overviews of the cases of John Worboys and Jon Venables.
Criminal barristers Thomas Evans and Graham Gilbert provide overviews of the sentencing in the case of Black Cab rapist John Worboys and in the case of Jon Ven...Read more