Phone:0207 520 6000
Tom Payne specialises in financial crime, particularly cases involving complex issues of taxation, accountancy and money laundering. He is routinely instructed in cases of unusual complexity or sensitivity, and his career has included a number of legal firsts:
He is regularly instructed in major cases by the CPS, FRC, SFO and CM
Fraud & Corporate Crime
Tom has a formidable fraud and money laundering practice.
Recent highlights have included:
Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory
Tom has a substantial professional discipline practice:
Publications, Lectures and Training
M. Lucraft and T. Payne, Crown Court Index 2018 (Sweet & Maxwell, edition in preparation 2017);
He has been recognised as a leading junior by the legal directories for a number of years:
Chambers UK 2018: "He is exceptionally bright, an absolute workhorse, and is fazed by nothing."
Chambers UK 2018: "Very bright and hard-working, he has a mastery of detail that is just phenomenal."
Chambers UK 2017: Listed as a leading junior in Financial Crime and Crime. "A seasoned prosecution counsel…He knows the law, is confident and self-assured."
Legal 500 2017: Listed as a leading junior in Fraud, Crime, and Business and Regulatory Crime. "A highly professional and accomplished advocate…He has excellent judgement and a keen tactical sense…He can marshal complex facts from a mass of material…"
Chambers UK 2016: Listed as a leading junior in Financial Crime and Crime. "A highly respected crime junior…hard-working, cool and not easily flapped…" -
MA Jurisprudence (Trinity College, Oxford)
Elected member of Bar Council since 2015
Bar Council Remuneration Committee
Member of CBA Executive
Former CBA Treasurer
CPS Specialist Panels for Fraud, Organised Crime and Proceeds of Crime Grade 4 (2012)
SFO advocates panel A list (2012)
Jules Thorne Scholar, Middle Temple