Tom is licenced by the Bar Council to accept instructions under the Direct Access Scheme. This means that members of the public can approach him directly, without the additional costs of engaging solicitors. Whilst Tom is supported by a Practice Manager, he does not have the extra burden of a formal clerking team. This means that he is consistently able to keep his costs lower than equivalent lawyers.
Under the Direct Access Scheme, Tom is able to provide advice and representation at all stages of proceedings (including pre-action).
Tom’s work here would typically involve:
- Advising landlords in conference, or by written opinion, as to the merits of a proposed action
- Drafting legal documents. Tom is able to put his own name to legal forms (such as a Particulars of Claim) and can draft any correspondence required- although he may not personally sign off such correspondence. This would need to be done by the client.
- Representation in any Court or Tribunal in England or Wales
- Mediations, site visits, negotiations
Tom does not entertain acting under a Conditional Fee Agreement.