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Tom Lawal

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Barrister

(Year of Call 2008)

Joined Chambers: 2009

Qualifications:

LL.B (Hons) (Top 5).

LL.M (International Human Rights) (Merit).

Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent). 

Prizes and Awards:

Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2011 - Pupil Barrister of the Year

Bank House Chambers Criminal Moot. First place and the award for Outstanding Individual Performance.

Undergraduate Law Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Law.

Mayor of Greenwich Award for Outstanding Achievement in Education.

National Holocaust Memorial Day Society: International Student Representative and the House of Commons Presentation Runner-up.

Background:

Tom receives instructions across a wide spectrum of public and private proceedings. Tom represents Local Authorities, Parents and Children in proceedings from the Magistrates Court to the High Court. Tom has experience in cases involving serious allegations of domestic abuse, non-accidental injury and hotly contested private law proceedings.

Tom regularly acts in multiple day fact-find and welfare hearings. He is particularly praised for his commanding presence at court and his calming and reassuring manner towards lay clients. 

Recommendations:

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Chambers & Partners 2017: "He's a real fighter, who is very vivacious and very protective of his clients and witnesses when he's in court." "He has a great rapport with clients and offers sound, pragmatic advice."

Memberships:

Midland Circuit.

Family Law Bar Association.

Appointments:

Visiting Lecture (Civil Litigation), College of Law

Midlands' Human Rights Lawyers' Group: Secretary-2010-present.

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