Tom accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice. 

Prior to coming to Blackstone, Tom studied for a DPhil, specialising in education law, human rights law, and privatisation. Tom retains his interest and accepts instructions in all these areas. Tom acted as rapporteur to the adoption meeting of the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to provide public education and to regulate private involvement in education, and copy-edited the English-language text of the principles.

Tom was a Lecturer in Law at St Peters’ College, Oxford (teaching EU and administrative law).

During his postgraduate studies, Tom co-chaired Oxford Pro Bono Publico, overseeing the production of comparative law reports to assist with human rights litigation around the world, and was Managing Editor of the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog.

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Tom accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation.

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Public & Regulatory

Tom accepts instructions in all areas of public law. Prior to joining Blackstone, Tom taught administrative law at Lincoln College, Oxford.

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Employment

Tom accepts instructions in all areas of employment law.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Tom accepts instructions in all areas of human rights law. Prior to coming to Blackstone, Tom studied for a DPhil, specialising in human rights law.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Tom accepts instructions in all areas of civil fraud.

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Environment

Tom accepts instructions in all areas of environmental law.

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EU & Competition

Tom accepts instructions in all areas of EU law. Prior to joining Blackstone, Tom was a Lecturer in EU law at St Peter's College, Oxford.

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Achievements

Education

  • BA Jurisprudence with Law Studies in Europe (German Law)
  • BCL
  • BPTC, City Law School (Outstanding)

Prizes

  • Oxford Law Faculty Graduate Assistance Fund Award (2016, rewarded 2017)
  • Middle Temple Certificate of Honour (2016)
  • Ralph Chiles CBE Award for Comparative Human Rights Law (2015)
  • Middle Temple Queen Mother's Scholarship (2015)
  • Trinity FLAC Human Rights Award (2015)
  • Martin Wronker Prize for Administrative Law (2014)
  • AV Dicey Prize in Law (2014)
  • Brackenbury Scholarship (2011, re-awarded 2012)

Mooting/Public Speaking

  • Coach of the Oxford ELSA Moot Team and Oxford Price Moot Team
  • Assessing undergraduates for Oxford University’s first-year advocacy and legal research programme
  • Judging undergraduate intercollegiate mooting competitions
  • LSE LGBT Moot: runner-up
  • Shearman and Sterling Moot: winner
  • Oxford Public Law Moot: runner-up
  • 7KBW Commercial Law Moot: Oralist’s Prize
  • Part of the team representing the UK at the European Youth Parliament

Publications

T. Lowenthal, The Role of Dignity in Human Rights Theory: Constituent or Teleological? Trinity College Law Review, (2015) 18 TCLR 56

T. Lowenthal,“Essop v Home Office: Proving Indirect Discrimination” (OxHRH Blog, 6 April 2017)

T. Lowenthal, "Drafting guiding principles on state obligations concerning private schools: Lessons and strategic considerations from a rights perspective", (World Education Blog, 22 January 2018)

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