AREAS OF PRACTICE
Thomas joined Lloyds PR Solicitors in January 2018 where he began working in the Police Station Department. In this role he assisted defendants in a wide range of police cases and robustly protected and forwarded their legal rights. As well as challenging police practice and procedure where necessary, the role also involved liaising and communicating with clients in what can be a taxing and unfamiliar experience.
In July 2018, Thomas began working in the Magistrates’ Court Department. In this role he has dealt with cases involving a wide variety of offences ranging from common assault, road traffic offences and theft, as well as more serious offences such as drug related offences, cases of serious GBH, robbery and fraud. Thomas also assists and removes pressure from defendants wishing to obtain legal aid funding for their case.
In September 2018, Thomas became a fully qualified Police Station Representative. He frequently attends the police station to represent and advise defendants in custody before, during and after their police interview. He has dealt with a wide range of cases, from domestic assaults and public order offences to serious sexual offences and drugs cases. The role has also involved assisting vulnerable defendants with mental health issues and also youth defendants who are under the age of 18.
- R v Cech (Worcester Crown Court)
Thomas assisted with the initial case preparation where the defendant was charged with s.18 GBH involving the throwing of acid on a minor.
- R v Moran (Central Criminal Court)
Thomas assisted in the initial case preparation and advice at the Magistrates Court as well as case preparation in the Crown Court. The case involved the offence of causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving. The defendant was acquitted in the Crown Court.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
2014 - First class Law (LLB) degree – University of Leicester
2019- Studying the Legal Practice Course - University of Law
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- Criminal Law Solicitors Association
Spanish (upper intermediate)