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Tom Davies

Tom Davies

Call: 2018

T: 020 7520 6000    E: chambers@18rlc.co.uk

Tom accepts instructions in criminal and civil law.

He prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and the magistrates’ court in the full spectrum of offences, including cases involving dishonesty, drugs, driving offences, offences of violence and sexual offences. Tom also appears in cases prosecuted by the Environment Agency and local authorities.

Tom has experience of dealing with clients who have mental health difficulties and those who are unfamiliar with the criminal justice system.

During his pupillage, Tom assisted his supervisors with prosecutions brought by the SFO and NCA in a range of proceedings including bribery and corruption, fraud and drugs conspiracies.

Tom has recently assisted with the editing of Archbold 2020 with Riel-Karmy Jones QC and the Encyclopaedia of Road Traffic Law with Hannah Willcocks. He has conducted research on confiscation and civil recovery for Shane Collery QC which informed a presentation at the Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium.

Cases

Criminal

  • R v N (2019) — Youth client acquitted after trial for possession of a bladed article in a school.
  • R v D (2019) — Defending a prison officer accused of assaulting an inmate. Successful application to exclude purported expert evidence from being relied upon by the Crown. Acquitted after trial.
  • R v J (2019) — Defending a breach of a notification requirement. Client had severe mental health difficulties. Successful half-time submission following concessions in cross-examination.
  • R v R (2019) — client given suspended sentence for possession of an offensive weapon (‘Rambo knife’).
  • R v L (2019) — Mitigating on behalf of client who pleaded guilty to 3 charges of failure to comply with notification requirements. Judge indicated that a starting point of 1 year was appropriate. Client was given a fine on each of the first two charges and no separate penalty in respect of the third.
  • R v E (2019) — Mitigated on behalf of client who pleaded guilty to failure to comply with notification requirements. Client had severe mental health issues following a traumatic brain injury. Crown argued for a category on the sentencing guidelines which carried a risk of custody. Client received a fine.
  • R v M (2019) — Mitigated on behalf of client charged with breaching suspended sentence by committing new offence (possess class B). Basis of plea accepted. Successfully argued it would be unjust to activate the suspended sentence.
  • R v L (2019) — Prosecuted a 3count indictment at sentencing hearing involving 2x attempt dwelling burglary and 1x substantive commercial burglary. Complex issues around vulnerability of victim and defendant with drug addiction issues.
  • EA v A (2019) — advised on plea and procedure in relation to repeated instances of fly-tipping.


Education

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BPTC, BPP Law School

LLB (Hons), University of Southampton, First Class Honours

Scholarships, awards and prizes

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Inner Temple BPTC Exhibition Award

BPP Advocacy Scholarship

Lord Justice Fulford Scholarship

3PB Prize for Best Performance in Criminal Law Exam

Professional appointments

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CPS Panel Advocate (Grade 1)

Attorney General’s Civil ‘Junior Junior’ Panel

Memberships

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Inner Temple

CBA

South Eastern Circuit

Publications

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Assisted editing chapter 19 of Archbold 2020 for Riel-Karmy Jones QC

Assisted editing of the Encyclopaedia of Road Traffic Law for Hannah Willcocks