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Tom Heath

Tom Heath

Year of call 2015

Practice Areas

Tom was called to the Bar in 2015 and has a busy and extensive criminal practice, both defending and prosecuting. Tom is a hard-working and approachable barrister who has the ability to provide clear, reliable and accessible advice. He places great value in the principle of fairness, attention-to-detail and providing first-rate levels of client-care.

A Lord Denning Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, Tom completed his pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service in 2018 before practising from a leading set of Chambers in South Yorkshire. He joined KCH Garden Square in September 2021.

Tom is a Grade 2 CPS Panel Advocate. He regularly prosecutes and defends serious matters in the Crown Court involving offences of violence; dishonesty and fraud; robbery; the production and supply of illegal drugs; firearms; and offences of a sexual nature.

In addition, Tom has experience of matters concerning the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and has been led in trials involving allegations of serious, historic sexual abuse. He has appeared, and had success, in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

R v L
2021, Lincoln Crown Court
Led Prosecution Junior in historic sex abuse case. Head of Care at school for children with learning and behavioural issues in 1980/90s. Resulted in conviction.

R v T
2021, Lincoln Crown Court
Led Prosecution Junior in historic sex abuse case. Deputy Headmaster at school for children with learning and behavioural issues in 1980/90s. Resulted in conviction.

R v L
2021, Nottingham Crown Court
Suspended sentence for client involved in prolonged fraud by abuse of trust against her employer, which was a charity.

R v S
2020, Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
Appeal against sentence. Successfully obtained Suspended Sentence Order for teenage client previously sentenced to immediate custody.

R v D
2019, Derby Court Court
Stand-alone suspended sentence for client involved in serious 7-handed affray.