Admitted as a Barrister in NSW in 1975
Appointed Senior Counsel in 2002
A senior member of Frederick Jordan Chambers, Tom is highly-regarded in his areas of practice which include defamation, criminal law and inquests and inquiries.
With nearly 30 years’ experience at the Bar, Tom has appeared in a diverse range of significant and complex civil and criminal matters, many of which have considered important questions of law and are now leading authorities. He has appeared in notable cases in the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, and regularly appears at both trial level and on appeal in the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and District Court.
Notably, Tom has authored four books on Australian cases involving wrongful convictions. Prior to being called to the Bar, he gained considerable experience in the radio and television industry. Such experience has served to heighten the depth of his knowledge when representing clients in defamation, media and intellectual property matters.