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In the field of disciplinary law Tom Kark QC has focused for over a decade on medical regulation, acting for a variety of regulators and recently for registrants in high profile and complex cases. ln 201612017 he acted for the GMC in the FTP and High Court appeal of Dr Squier (Neuropathologist ‘baby shaking expert’); the case of Mr lan Paterson (Birmingham breast surgeon); in the Supreme Court for the General Pharmaceutical Council and in the Court of Appeal on behalf of a nurse for the RCN. Tom was Counsel to the lnquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Health Trust which was a seminal point in the NHS. He has recently been acting for the Home Office in the lndependent lnquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Tom has also appeared at Coroner’s inquests and represented the family of the Red Arrows pilot Flt. Lt. Sean Cunningham who died after his ejection seat catastrophically failed. Tom’s practice originated in criminal law and as standing Counsel to HMRC for eight years Tom gained considerable experience in serious crime and in large white collar fraud cases. He subsequently developed a practice defending white collar criminal cases as well as prosecuting serious crime. Tom’s practice continues to include business crime and general crime with an emphasis on health & safety; in 201612017 he was involved in several gross negligence manslaughter cases and related health and safety offences arising from deaths in the workplace. 


Silk 2010; 2002 -2010 Standing Counsel to the Revenue & Customs Prosecutions Office; 2000 Recorder; Call 1982


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Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Tom Kark QCQEB Hollis WhitemanA sound, efficient and thorough prosecuting counsel.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Tom Kark QCQEB Hollis WhitemanTom is a great team player and respects the roles that everybody plays in a prosecution. He has an excellent manner with expert witnesses and bereaved families. He makes sound tactical decisions.