We are delighted to announce that Tom Kirk, currently of Ely Place Chambers, has accepted an invitation to join Old Square Chambers. Tom is a specialist employment practitioner, with a particular interest in discrimination and whistleblowing claims, and has 12 years’ experience of employment litigation.
Tom brings with him a wealth of experience, adding further strength to the profile of our recognised Employment group. He has a particular expertise in disability discrimination and is frequently instructed by both Claimants and Respondents in such claims. As Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s B Panel), Tom is regularly instructed by a range of government departments and deals with politically sensitive or high-profile discrimination and whistleblowing cases and those with wider implications across the public sector..
Tom also accepts instructions in inquests work. He frequently represents a range of interested persons including government departments, NHS Trusts, families and the police. He has particular experience acting in inquests in which Article 2 ECHR is engaged and those involving deaths in custody.
Ranked in the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior in Employment Law, he is recognised as a “an academically terrific opponent, whose advocacy is both measured and incisive (Legal 500, London Bar, 2020)”.
Tom will be practising from Old Square Chambers from June 2020.
The ‘capable, efficient, and helpful’ clerks’ room provides ‘a service-orientated approach and goes above and beyond in trying to ensure you have the right barrister for the job ; you have the utmost confidence in the clerking.”
‘an extremely approachable set of chambers which puts a premium on service delivery.’
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