Adverse inferences and misinterpreting allegations: An analysis of the General Medical Council v Udoye  EWHC 1511
Tommy investigates and prepares fitness to practise cases relating to professional misconduct, conviction, ill-health, and lack of competence on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Education Workforce Council (EWC) and General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). During these investigations, Tommy interviews witnesses and drafts statements on their behalf, instructs experts and liaises with various other parties, such as the police, for further documentary evidence.
Tommy was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2018 after completing the Bar Professional Training Course with a very competent grade at BPP Law School, having been awarded a Major Exhibition Scholarship Award and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Alongside the BPTC, he completed a Masters in Legal Practice with distinction. Tommy obtained his undergraduate degree in Law from the University of East Anglia.
Tommy is committed to pro bono work, and has volunteered as Gateway Assessor with the Citizens Advice Bureau, a Probation Mentor and a Case Worker on the Innocence Project, reviewing three murder cases whereby there was an alleged miscarriage of justice. He has previously delivered talks in schools and youth centres across London and Essex encouraging young people to pursue a legal career. He has also delivered legally-themed presentations to prisoners at HMP Brixton. Additionally, he is currently a volunteer caseworker with Zacchaeus 2000 (Z2K), representing members of the public before the First Tier Tribunal in welfare appeals, and a volunteer caseworker with Amicus, providing remote support for capital defenders in the US for first-degree murder cases.
Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Tommy worked as a Police Station Representative and Paralegal at JSP Solicitors for two years, where he specialised in crime. He represented clients at the police station for a range of offences, including rape, attempted murder and serious fraud allegations. Notable cases included representing a defendant charged with immigration offences in the Essex lorry deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants widely reported in national news, and the A127 hit-and-run Christmas Day death.
Tommy reached the final of the Times/Kingsley Napley National Student Advocacy Competition in 2016, finishing as runner-up overall and winning the audience prize as the strongest contender in the competition.
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