Thomas Horton


Thomas joined Chambers in 2017 following successful completion of pupillage.

Before commencing pupillage in October 2016, Thomas worked as a County Court advocate, appearing in application, possession and disposal hearings across the Midland Circuit. Thomas also has previous experience as a paralegal in the commercial property departments of Howard Kennedy and Eversheds Sutherland, working on some of the largest building and infrastructure projects in the UK.

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.

Since joining Chambers, Thomas 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 (both corporate and personal). Thomas also has an interest, and will accept instructions, in employment law, having recently completed a two-day intensive course provided by the Employment Lawyers Association.

Thomas has considerable experience of acting for clients in the County Court, ranging from interlocutory hearings to fast track trials, and the High Court (Chancery Division). Further, Thomas has undertaken a range of pleading and advisory work in the above-stated practice areas.

Notable examples of Thomas’s work include:

• Successfully defending a claim brought by a purchaser of a freehold title against the seller of the same for the cost of replacing a boiler that had stopped working after the sale had completed. The hearing was summarised by the Defendant client in this article written after the hearing.

• Acting for and reaching a settlement for residential tenants exercising their right to collective enfranchisement to purchase property from a freehold owner which contained two flats of which the tenants were the respective long-leaseholders.

• Appearing as junior counsel to Simon Davenport QC acting for a respondent facing an application to revoke approval provided at a creditors’ meeting for an IVA. The application was successfully dismissed, and costs were awarded on the indemnity basis.

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)


London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
Personal Injuries Bar Association