Tom Emslie-Smith has a busy practice in court and on paper across all of Chambers’ core areas. He is in Court nearly every day and regularly appears in Fast Track trials, small claims, stage 3 hearings and Employment Tribunal proceedings.
Tom joined Chambers in October 2017 upon successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of Guy Watkins, Tom Bourne-Arton and Carwyn Cox.
Personal injury is a core area of Tom’s practice. He is regularly instructed in Fast Track trials, stage 3 hearings and RTA small claims. Tom also provides advice on liability and quantum and drafts statements of case, schedules and counter-schedules.
During pupillage Tom gained extensive experience drafting pleadings and advices in complex personal injury matters. He has had practical training across the spectrum of personal injury claims including employer’s liability, product liability, defective premises, clinical negligence, inquests and industrial deafness.
Tom is happy to consider accepting instructions on a CFA basis.
Tom has a keen interest in employment law. He has recently concluded a favourable settlement for a client in a complex, multi-headed discrimination case, which involved TUPE and psychiatric harm. Acting on a pro-bono basis, Tom had conduct of the litigation as well as the advocacy.
Tom has a range of experience before the Employment Tribunal and is willing to take instructions for both claimants and defendants in interim and final hearings.
Tom has built up an extensive knowledge in credit hire matters through regular instructions. He undertakes work on both claimant and defendant sides and has dealt with cases covering a broad range of credit hire issues.
Tom has court experience in a wide variety of common law cases including: fire and property damage; diminution in value; hire purchase; contractual debt claims and strike out applications.
Tom is happy to be instructed in interim and final hearings across Chambers’ broad spectrum of common law work.
If you would like to instruct Tom Emslie-Smith or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by senior clerk Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at email@example.com
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Personal Injury Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Bar Pro Bono Unit Volunteer Panel
Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law, Outstanding (2016)
Graduate Diploma in Law, Kaplan Law School, Commendation (2014)
MA (Hons) International Relations, University of St Andrews, 1st Class (2013)
Medical Protection Society Prize for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, University of Law (2016)
Buchanan Prize for BPTC Performance, University of Law (2016)
Advocacy Scholarship, University of Law (2016)
Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2014)
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn (2013)
Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, University of St Andrews (2012 & 2013)
Tom enjoys playing the guitar and has performed in a band in live music venues across London. He also enjoys playing and watching football, rugby, running and just about any other sport going.