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Chambers of David Berkley QC

3PB BOURNEMOUTH, 30 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, BOURNEMOUTH, BH1 3PD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01202 292102
Fax:
Fax 01202 298498
DX:
7612 BOURNEMOUTH
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk

Tom Horder

Tel:
Work 01202 292102
Email:
Web:
www.3pb.co.uk/profile/tom-horder
3PB (Chambers of David Berkley QC)

Work Department

Crime; Public Law.

Position

Tom defend and prosecutes serious criminal cases in both his own right and as a led junior.

Recent cases of note include: the successful defence of a conveyancing executive accused of being the lead defendant in a £3.5m mortgage fraud, the defence of a young father accused of inflicting life threatening injuries against his six month old son and the prosecution of the UK’s largest food producer for food hygiene offences.

Tom has particular experience in complex fraud cases as well as being regularly instructed in cases involving serious violence, firearms offences and allegations of historic sexual abuse.

His regulatory law practice encompasses all matters of professional discipline (most notably health care professionals and police officers) as well as trading standards, licensing, animal welfare and aviation offences.

Tom is also regularly instructed in both civil actions against the police and inquests involving deaths in police custody. He lectures on the subject of police powers.

In July 2009 Tom was appointed to the attorney-general’s unified list of prosecuting advocates (panel C).

Recent cases of note include:

  • R v Dalley, successful defence of care home owner alleged to have defrauded vulnerable residents over many years. Case stopped following successful submission of no case to answer;
  • R (HMRC) v Mark Gibson, successful prosecution of watch dealer who had fraudulently claimed to have exported £1.9m of rolex watches;
  • R v Powis, successful defence of a conveyancing executive alleged to have been at the centre of a £3.5m mortgage fraud;
  • R v Berzins, successful defence of a defendant facing a mandatory five year sentence for firearms offences. Case turned on the interpretation and meaning of a ‘muzzle loaded weapon’;
  • HSE v Apex Scaffolding, defending scaffolding gang leader in prosecution arising out of the tragic death of a worker on site;
  • Cherwell DC v Anwar, acting for successful local authority in important taxi licensing decision.

Career

Called 2004, Middle Temple.

Education

University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (BA (Hons) History).


Regional Bar : Western Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Tom Horder - 3PBAn unruffled barrister with a light touch.

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