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!
I would assess the overall level of service as second to none. They were always approachable, knowledgeable, gave excellent advice at the right time. The particular lawyer I have been dealing with is Mr Tom Barnes. He has excellent communication skills and always kept me up to date every step of the way on my case. He assured me on every aspect of my claim and never faltered in putting my mind at rest.
Mrs C H
The particular lawyer I have been dealing with is Mr T K Barnes. He has excellent communication skills and always kept me up to date every step of the way on my case. He assured me on every aspect of my claim and never faltered in putting my mind at rest over the last few years especially when my confidence started to fade on occasions. Although my particular case has been settled, I have chosen this firm to carry on working with me and (in particular Mr T K Barnes) to be Joint Deputy with myself on behalf of my son, for the foreseeable future. I would recommend this firm and this particular lawyer to anyone who is unsure or nervous about employing the use of a lawyer/firm of solicitors.
Would like to personally thank Tom for his advice and assistance throughout.
Tom is amazing! Professional but also kind and compassionate, I’m so thankful for his help and support.
After not knowing where to turn & battling many channels, including hospital PALS service, local MP, home legal insurance, ombudsman etc it was a relief & reassurance to feel my care was finally in capable hands & I would take a step back. I always felt confident that Tom would achieve a positive result & was also impressed by the input of the nurse, doctor & barristers involved in my case.
Tom & the staff at the solicitors have been first class. Tom & Andrea both went above & beyond their jobs to help & support myself through my case & I can’t thank them enough for all their time & support. Thank you for all you have done for me & my family.