Year of Call
Tom brings a thorough and detailed analysis of the law to all his cases which he couples with a subtly persuasive and very effective style.

Member of Grays Inn

Level 3 RASSO CPS Panel Advocate

Member of the Criminal Bar Association


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Tom prosecutes and defends in a variety of matters in the Crown Court, including firearms offences, sexual offences, fraud, and violence.

As a member of the RASSO panel, Tom prosecutes cases involving allegations of sexual offending against adults and children. He understands and meets the unique challenges – both inside and outside of the courtroom – which these cases present. He also defends such cases.

He is sensitive to the particular needs of vulnerable clients and witnesses. He has cross-examined children and individuals with learning difficulties. He has also defended young people accused of serious offences in the Youth Court.

Prior to the Bar, Tom worked as an editorial assistant at CrimeLine and a legal editor at the National Archives. These experiences provided Tom with different perspectives on the law which he incorporates into his present work.

Other Interests

Outside of the law, Tom enjoys literature, cinema, and sport.

Notable Cases
R v A (Defence) (2020)

Caernarfon Magistrates’ Court: represented a junior doctor charged with possessing indecent and extreme images, securing a community order. This case was reported by the BBC, among other organisations:

R v W (Prosecution) (2021)

Leicester Crown Court: prosecuted two women who pleaded guilty to an ABH in which the victim was kicked repeatedly while on the ground. This case was reported by the national press:

Related News
Tom Welshman prosecutes voyeurism case.

Tom Welshman, instructed by East Midlands CPS, prosecuted a man accused of voyeurism in relation to two complainants.

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Congratulations to Catherine Picardo and Tom Welshman

Both Catherine and Tom have been accepted on the RASSO panel at Grade 3. They both have a strong interest in this area of work. We are delighted that they are joining our specialist RASSO team in Chambers

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Thomas Welshman

Thomas Welshman instructed Richard Nelsons Solicitors appeared before Newcastle Crown Court and represented a man who lived a James Bond type fantasy.

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