In line with Government guidelines for safe working during the COVID pandemic, access to our office is strictly by a pre-arranged appointment only, and only where absolutely necessary. We are open for business with some staff working in the office and others from home, they can still be contacted in the usual way either by telephone or email.

In respect of your pre-arranged appointment, if you develop symptoms of COVID, or have in the last 14 days come into contact with someone with COVID or symptoms of, we ask that you contact the office by telephone/email to arrange a new appointment or discuss if there is an appropriate alternative to your meeting.

The safety of our staff and clients is of paramount importance to us and so thank you for your continued co-operation during these unprecedented times.

Tom Barnes

Partner, Head of Medical Negligence

Areas of practice

Employee Navigation Medical Negligence

Specialising in medical negligence cases since 1988, Tom has extensive experience and knowledge in advising claimants and their families, helping them get through what can be the most difficult of times.

He is a member of Action against Medical Accident (AVMA) and the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panels.  He specialises in Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury cases and other cases of maximum severity.

Tom heads the Medical Negligence Department at BTTJ and was instrumental in the Department’s renewal of its Legal Aid Franchise accreditation, the Auditor from the Legal Services Commission commenting that the Department’s procedures were the best she had seen.

The Legal 500 has also recognised Tom, stating he is “highly experienced, has a great case load and is popular with clients.

 

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Member of Actions against Medical Accidents Panel (AVMA)

Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

APiL - Senior Litigator