Tom Emslie-Smith

Tom Emslie-Smith

  • Called in 2016

Tom Emslie-Smith joined Chambers in October 2017 upon successful completion of pupillage under the supervision of Guy Watkins, Tom Bourne-Arton and Carwyn Cox.

During pupillage, Tom’s training had a particular focus on personal injury, clinical negligence and employment. Tom has gained experience (practising and non-practising) in a variety of fields of law including: inquests, product liability, property damage, credit hire and insurance law.

Tom has developed a busy and varied practice and is in court virtually every day. He is keen to take instructions in all areas of Chambers’ expertise.

 

Personal Injury

Personal injury is a core area of Tom’s practice. He is regularly instructed in motor accident claims and quantum proceedings in the County Court.

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 and industrial deafness.

 

Tom is happy to consider accepting instructions on a CFA basis.

Employment

Tom has a keen interest in employment law. During pupillage, Tom conducted litigation for a complex, multi-headed discrimination case on a pro-bono basis. Tom has experience before the Employment Tribunal and is willing to take instructions for both claimants and defendants.

 

Credit Hire

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.

General Common Law

Tom has practical 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 chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

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Appointments & Memberships


Personal Injury Bar Association

Employment Lawyers Association

Bar Pro Bono Unit Volunteer Panel

Lincoln’s Inn

Education & Qualifications


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)

Personal Interests


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.