Thomas Horton


Thomas joined Chambers in 2017 following successful completion of pupillage.

He has been practising in all of Chambers’ core areas, with a focus on personal injury, property litigation (including landlord and tenant), contractual and commercial disputes, and insolvency.

Thomas has already obtained considerable experience of representing clients in the County Court, ranging from interlocutory hearings to fast track trials, in addition to several appearances in the High Court (Chancery Division). He has also undertaken a range of pleading and advisory work in the above-stated practice areas.

During pupillage, Thomas completed notable pieces of work for Tom Poole and Aidan Casey QC in their preparation for the appeal to the Privy Council in Marr v Collie [2017] UKPC 17, and for Daniel Lewis and his advice in an ongoing claim brought by an insolvent company’s joint liquidators against former directors.

Before commencing pupillage in October 2016, Thomas worked as a County Court advocate, appearing in application, possession and disposal hearings across the Midland Circuit. Before and after completing the BPTC in 2015, he also obtained experience as a paralegal in the commercial property departments of HowardKennedy LLP and Eversheds LLP, working on some of the largest building and infrastructure projects in the UK.

Thomas is also a regular contributor to Chambers’ newsletters, building upon his previous writing experience, which includes a publication in the New Law Journal (Rupert Butler and Thomas Horton, ‘Constructive Feedback’, (2014) 164 (7605) NLI 18-19).

Education and Awards

University of Birmingham, 2010-2013: LLB (Hons) 

City University London, 2014-2015: BPTC (Very Competent)

The Birmingham Scholarship (University of Birmingham)

Major Scholarship (Inner Temple)

Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (Inner Temple)