Tomos Rees
Junior counsel

Tomos Rees

Call to Bar:2021

Legal 500 Bar rankings 2023

“Fantastic barristers at all levels."

Tomos joined 5 Stone Buildings as a tenant in October 2022, after completing pupillage in chambers under the supervision of Ruth Hughes, Alexander Drapkin, Luke Harris and Hugh Cumber. During pupillage, Tomos assisted with a wide range of cases, including those involving claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, probate claims, cases involving misattribution of artworks and cases in the Court of Protection. Tomos also gained experience advising on non-contentious matters, such as the construction of wills and trust deeds, and taxation of trusts. Over the course of pupillage, Tomos therefore gained experience of all practice areas in which chambers specialises and is happy to accept instructions in all of those areas.

Tomos gained a first-class law degree from the University of Oxford, before studying for the Bachelor of Civil Law degree (including courses on restitution and the conflict of laws) and the Bar Training Course. Over the course of his studies, Tomos received a number of scholarships and prizes. Before coming to the Bar, Tomos also worked as an editor of the official law reports of several overseas jurisdictions, including Jersey, Guernsey and the Cayman Islands, and continues to work on those reports as an associate editor. Tomos has also volunteered with the Free Representation Unit, representing individuals before the Social Security Tribunal and the Employment Tribunal.

About Tomos Rees

Education and qualifications

2012–2015 BA in Jurisprudence, First Class

2019–2020 Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford

2020–2021 Bar Training Course, BPP

Scholarships and prizes

Hertford College scholarship

4 New Square Chambers Scholarship

BPP Excellence Scholarship

BPP Advocacy Scholarship

Lord Justice Holker Scholarship (Gray’s Inn)

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