Profile

Tom is a barrister who has practised in London since 1984 at QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers. He is also a senior associate with Verita Independent Investigations Consultancy undertaking independent and discreet investigations into behavioural issues and complaints.

Recent Work:
Crime
Prosecuting Mr Andy Hill, the pilot of the aircraft which crashed at the Shoreham airshow killing eleven.
Defending a director accused of a 43 million pound fraud.

Public Law
In 2018/2019 Tom undertook a review of the Minister of State for health into the functioning of the Fit and Proper Person test within the NHS.
2018/2019 undertaking a private investigation in relation to behavioural issues at a regulator.
Tom was Counsel to the Inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire Health Trust.
He has recently been acting for the Home Office in the Independent Inquiry into Child Abuse.
Tom has also appeared at Coroner’s inquests and represented the family of the Red Arrows pilot Flt. Lt. Sean Cunningham who died after his ejection seat catastrophically failed.

Professional Discipline
In the field of disciplinary law Tom Kark QC has focused for over a decade on medical regulation, acting for a variety of regulators and recently for registrants.
In 2016/2017 he acted for the GMC in the FTP and High Court appeal of Dr Squier (Neuropathologist ‘baby shaking expert’); the case of Mr Ian Paterson (Birmingham breast surgeon); in the Supreme Court for the General Pharmaceutical Council and in the Court of Appeal on behalf of the NMC.

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