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Thomas Worthen

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Pallant Chambers (Chambers of Lucinda Davis)


Tom studied law at Oxford University, where he won a number of prizes and scholarships, before spending five years as Lecturer in Law at Lincoln College, Oxford.

Tom then moved to the Bar in 2007, and has just celebrated his 10thanniversary as a member of Pallant Chambers. During this time, he has successfully built a substantial Civil Chancery practice, appearing in various notable trials across the South Coast, in the High Court in London and Birmingham, and in the Court of Appeal. He has been consistently ranked as a Leading Junior by the Legal 500 from 2013 onwards, and is currently one of only four barristers in the South East to be recommended for both Commercial/Chancery and Property work.

Tom particularly specialises in Probate disputes (including validity and interpretation of wills, statutory wills, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975), Property disputes (including constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel, rights of way, boundaries, adverse possession and restrictive covenant claims), Contractual disputes (ranging from large corporate commercial transactions to private individual contracts) and Professional Negligence claims (particularly negligence of lawyers, surveyors and accountants). His Probate and Property practices cause him to appear in the Court of Protection and Land Registry tribunals as well as the High Court and County Court.

To each of his cases, Tom prides himself on bringing detailed legal knowledge, sound tactical awareness, and practical common sense. For solicitors, he is always available by telephone, keen to help whenever needed and to work in partnership to achieve the best possible result. For lay clients, he aims to carry out the necessary (often intricate) legal research and then condense the information into a form easy for a non-lawyer to understand, setting out the options from which an informed decision can be made as to the right way forward.


BA (Oxon), BCL (Oxon).

Regional Bar : South Eastern Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Within: Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Tom Worthen - Pallant ChambersVery bright and personable.

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Within: Property – Leading juniors

Tom Worthen - Pallant ChambersPast work includes proprietary estoppel cases.

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