Tom Broomfield > Chambers of Adrian Darbishire KC and Selva Ramasamy KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Darbishire KC and Selva Ramasamy KC
QEB Hollis Whiteman
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Tom is instructed to prosecute and defend in complex and serious matters in the Crown Court. He has gained considerable experience in a wide variety of cases ranging from serious assaults to complex fraud. Tom has gained particular expertise in criminal aspects of copyright and trademark law. He has prosecuted in cases ranging from large-scale conspiracies to defraud to supplying counterfeit goods and breaches of consumer protection law. He has lectured on trading standards law on a number of occasions at conferences and seminars across the UK and is frequently asked to advise in this area. Tom is also regularly instructed to prosecute on behalf of Government Departments including the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  Tom’s experience in this area has given him a detailed knowledge of issues arising from corporate liability and the prosecution of strict or near strict liability offences. He is therefore ideally placed to advise individuals or companies who are facing proceedings in a quasi -criminal / regulatory context. Tom was instructed as disclosure junior in the largest and most complex insider dealing case ever brought by the Financial Services Authority (Operation Tabernula). He has unrivalled knowledge of the law on disclosure and the practical difficulties that arise when prosecuting document heavy cases. Tom has also gained and developed experience in a number of regulatory tribunals. He has frequently appeared before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and on behalf of the Security Industry Authority.


Called Lincoln’s Inn 2007.


Criminal Bar Association; South Eastern Circuit; Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Extradition Lawyers Association.


2004 BA historical studies, first-class Hons; Bristol University (2005 MA contemporary history); City University (2006 diploma in law); BPP Law School (2007 Bar Vocational Course).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Tom Broomfield – QEB Hollis Whiteman ‘Tom is a talented advocate – bright and hard-working.’

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Tom BroomfieldQEB Hollis WhitemanTom has a very well established practice in business and regulatory crime. He has developed an impressive experience in FCA cases, and has drawn on that to expand into other related fields. He has a fine eye for the detail and is very good at thinking out of the box. He understands long term strategy in cases in this field, where investigations case span several years.