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Tom Gent

Call: 1998

“Specialises in health and safety cases”

The Legal 500 (2017)

“A persuasive advocate with a keen eye for detail”

The Legal 500 (2014)


Tom Gent is a leading junior in regulatory and motor defence law.  He is ranked in The Legal 500 as a leading junior in regulatory, health and safety and licensing.

He is extremely experienced in the criminal courts, prosecuting and defending in a wide range of allegations, including murder.  He has appeared on numerous occasions in the Court of Appeal, including in a number of cited cases and guideline cases (for example, R v Steven Smith and others [2012] 1 Cr App R (S) 82; R v MI and others [2012] EWCA Crim 1792).

He is an expert in all aspects of motor crime and regularly defends fatal cases in the Crown Court.

His regulatory practice is focused principally on serious health and safety offences but he also has experience of prosecutions involving trading standards and environmental law.

He acts regularly for interested parties in inquests conducted by the Coroner’s Court, usually in cases involving either a death at work or on the roads.


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