Thomas Green

Thomas Green
Call: 2009 (Middle Temple)
Education: LL.B (Hons), Benefactors Scholar (Middle Temple)
Associations:

Practice Areas: Family LawPublic LawCommercial & Chancery

Background

Thomas has always had a passion for the rights of the individual and social Justice. His dissertation at University was concerned with the relationship between Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion. After realising his abilities as an advocate, the Bar came calling and without abandon, Thomas began working towards a career as a Barrister.

After being called to the Bar in 2009, for over five years Thomas worked for a number of well-established Solicitors Firms in Birmingham as a Paralegal. He began developing his practice in both Family Law and Civil law.

In Family, Thomas focused on Children’s rights, both in Private Law, Care Proceedings and Public Law. He also gained experience in family property, both for married and unmarried couples as well as individuals who had suffered domestic abuse.

In Civil, Thomas’ particular focus was on Employment Law as well as Tortious and contractual disputes. He represented individuals in a variety of court hearings, including contested hearings (up to five days in the Employment Tribunal) concerning matters such as Unfair Dismissal and discrimination.

Pupillage

Thomas completed Pupillage in 2016 having gained vast experience in Family Law and with a busy practice in Public Law. Thomas spent the first three months shadowing members of chambers at all levels of experience in the Family Court, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He gained valuable experience in complex Children and Finance matters dealing with issues including non-accidental injuries, sexual abuse, complex pension provisions and trust cases, as well as in Judicial Review Cases in the areas of Immigration and Housing.

Current Practice

Having enjoyed a very busy practice during Pupillage, this has continued into Tenancy with Thomas in court usually five days a week.

Thomas has a wide range of experience in the following areas;

Family Law:

Public Law

Civil and Immigration Law:

Notable Cases

R (on the application of Miller & Another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union with references [2017] UKSC 5

In what has been described as the most important constitutional case for over 300 years, assisting Tony Muman of 43 Temple Row and being led by Manjit Gill QC and Ramby de Mello, Thomas appeared in the Divisional Court and the Supreme Court representing the interests of Children and EU Nationals (AB Parties) on the question of whether the Government could give notice under Article 50 TUE to leave the European Union using the Royal Prerogative.

Re S (a child) [2016] EWCA Civ 495 – Court of Appeal

Assisting Suzanne Hodgkiss of 43 Temple Row, this reported case concerned the roll of CAFCASS in private law Children Act proceedings. The Court of Appeal made it clear that it was not the roll of a CAFCASS officer, when completing a report, to explore every aspect of a parent or child’s life, or to investigate matters not in issue.

Singh v Ahluwalia (2016) – Birmingham County Court (Chancery – unreported) 

Assisting Mr Trevor Berriman in a five day trial in which complex issues of trust law and family property were contested before His Honour Judge Worster.

Davisons v Nationwide [2012] EWCA Civ 1626 – Court of Appeal  

Prior to commencing pupillage, Thomas sat behind counsel in the Court of Appeal in this much reported case in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a solicitor cannot not liable for a building society’s losses after money was paid to an imposter posing as a solicitor.

Re D (a child) [2010] EWCA Civ 1000 – Court of Appeal  

Prior to commencing pupillage, Thomas sat behind counsel in the Court of Appeal. The case concerned whether the conclusions of a psychological assessment ought to prevail despite the absence of history of any significant ill treatment or harm and indeed over positive empirical evidence that mother and father had been observed to be coping sufficiently.

Personal

Outside of practice Thomas has been a musician for over twenty years, having played the guitar in bands and as a solo performer.

Thomas also has a passion for travel, having returned from a sixth month around-the-world trip in 2015. He is always on the look out for his next adventure to far-flung places and is keen to develop his photography skills.

 

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