Tom Day

Tom Day

"A brilliant advocate who is able to cope with the most complex cases with an easy and reassuring manner."

Chambers UK 2024
Year of call: 2008
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Tom is recognised as a leading junior who specialises in regulatory crime with particular experience and expertise defending in prosecutions brought under the Health and Safety at Work Act, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, and other regulatory statutes. Tom’s practice includes charges arising fatal and non-fatal accidents and is instructed in every type of case, from gross negligence manslaughter to advising in relation to enforcement/improvement notices.

Although Tom specialises in Regulatory Crime, he maintains a practice in serious crime and continues to appear in matters of the utmost complexity and gravity including offences of murder, manslaughter, violence, firearms, drugs, dishonesty and fraud.

In addition, Tom is recognised as a leading junior representing professionals before their respective tribunals. He has experience defending professionals at most tribunals but regularly appears at the MPTS and GDC. Tom also presents cases for regulators including the GOC, GPHC, The FA and other sporting bodies.

Tom also conducts many high profile and complicated inquests (including acting for The FA during the Hillsborough Inquests) where he represents individuals and corporate entities in inquests related to possible breaches of Health & Safety legislation as well as medical professionals.

In addition to these areas Tom is an experienced practitioner in the field of licensing. He has particular experience in obtaining licences for, or defending charges arising in relation to, alcohol, live concerts and housing.

Tom was appointed a Recorder on the South Eastern Circuit in Jan 2022.

Tom accepts Direct Access instructions.

What Others Say:

“Highly respected by the tribunals, cuts to the key issues and remains focused on them.” “An extremely personable, very talented advocate who is able to persuasively argue his client’s case. Very effectively uses a charming manner to win over difficult clients and tribunals. He repeatedly secures great results.” – Chambers UK 2024 (Professional Discipline)

“He is fantastic on his feet a very good jury lawyer.” and “Tom is a really good advocate.” – Chambers UK 2024 (Health & Safety)

“Tom is fabulous. Throughout the lifespan of a case he provides an incredible level of service, and he gains the respect of panels with his thoughtful and persuasive advocacy.” – Legal 500 UK 2024 (Professional Discipline)

“His advocacy abilities are second to none. Beyond that he brings a compassionate but critical eye. His relaxed bedside manner is crucial in representing often anxious individuals, but that relaxed approach does not extend to his punctilious preparation.” – Chambers UK 2023 (Professional Discipline)

“Tom is approachable and very experienced in regulatory matters. He achieves great results.” “Tom has really good client care skills.” and “He is very effective.” – Chambers UK 2023 (Health & Safety)

“Tom’s advocacy is eloquent and persuasive, and secures great results for his clients.” – Legal 500 UK 2023 (Health & Safety)

“Tom is a talented advocate who is equally at ease questioning vulnerable witnesses, as he is at cross-examining an expert. He is an excellent advocate.” – Legal 500 UK 2023 (Prof Disc)

“He’s great with the clients, very good in terms of his submissions and persuasive before committees.” “Provided sound practical advice and turned requests around quickly. A real team player who impressed the client with his approach.” – Chambers UK 2022 (Prof Disc)

“He’s very good with clients and is a slick advocate.” “Very approachable, very articulate and goes the extra mile.” and “He is an extremely smart, intelligent and able advocate.” – Chambers UK 2022

“Tom is readily approachable, excellent with clients and assured on his feet. His manner instantly puts clients at ease and regularly delivers fantastic results.” – Legal 500 UK 2022 (Health & Safety)

“Tom is a standout in this field. From initial conference to final submissions he is always top of his game” – Legal 500 UK 2022 (Prof Disc)

“A good legal mind and he is always abreast of legal developments.” “He is an all-rounder and excellent for MPTS hearings.” “Fiercely bright. He is well liked by clients and tribunals, and he gets great results which makes it look easy.” – Chambers UK 2021

“He has an easy charisma that puts clients at ease and charms panels and experts alike. He can also be ruthless in getting the result that he wants and will work incredibly hard to make sure that he gets it.” – Legal 500 2021

“He assimilates complex information into client friendly language, provides clear and comprehensive advice and presents arguments with authority.” – Legal 500 2021

“Provides sound, practical advice and turns requests around quickly. A real team player who impresses clients with his approach.” – Chambers UK 2020

“Always secures excellent results for his client.” Chambers UK 2020

“Very personable and an excellent communicator.” – Legal 500 2020

“Thorough and very personable. He has clear judgement.” – Chambers UK 2018

“A highly responsive, efficient and effective advocate.” – Chambers UK 2018

‘Thorough and very personable, with clear judgement.’ – Legal 500 2017

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