Tom Barnes

Partner, Head of Medical Negligence

Specialising in medical negligence cases since qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1989, 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 also deals with Deputyships.

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 is also a Senior Litigator member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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.

Tom also oversees our Family & Matrimonial Department.

Tom is Coventry born and bred and has 3 children. He is a big sports fan especially football and cricket and is a season ticket holder at Coventry City. To relax he likes a bit of carp fishing but still dreaming of that 30 pounder!

Specialist Areas of Practice

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain Injury Cases

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Actions against Medical Accident (AVMA)
  • Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel
  • Senior Litigator – APiL
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Specialist areas of practice