Mr Tom Payne > Red Lion Chambers > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers
THORNWOOD HOUSE, 102 NEW LONDON ROAD
CHELMSFORD
CM2 0RG
England

Position

Tom Payne specialises in financial crime, particularly cases involving complex issues of taxation, accountancy and money laundering. He is routinely instructed in cases of unusual complexity or sensitivity, and his career has included a number of legal firsts:

  • The first paperless criminal trials in England and Wales using EPE and iPad jury bundles in a series of highly complex tax frauds;
  • The first prosecutions for the cartel offence;
  • The first prosecution arising from the Victims Right of Review scheme;
  • The first prosecution for offences under s2(16) CJA 1988.

He is regularly instructed in major cases by the CPS, FRC, SFO and CM

 

Career

MA (Oxon), Trinity, 1996. LLM (Birmingham), 1998. Called Middle Temple, 1998. Recorder, 2012. SFO A list, 2013. Grade 4 CPS prosecutor, 2012. Treasurer of the Criminal Bar Association, 2013-2014. Elected member of the Bar Council, 2015-2017.

Publications:

Contributing author, Archbold (Thomson Reuters), 2018 to date.

Contributing author, Millington and Sutherland-Williams The Proceeds of Crime, 5th edition (OUP, 2018).

Editor of the Crown Court Index (Thomson Reuters), 2015 to date.

Memberships

Elected member of Bar Council since 2015 
Bar Council Remuneration Committee
Member of CBA Executive 
Former CBA Treasurer

Education

Trinity College (1996 MA (Oxon);
(1998 LLM) (Birmingham)