No.18 Chambers Welcomes Thomas Wheddon (2022) as he commences pupillage

No.18 are delighted to welcome Thomas Wheddon. Thomas commences pupillage on the 2nd October 2023, after being called to the Bar in  2022.

Thomas joined Chambers as a Pupil in 2023. Before joining Chambers, Thomas worked full-time as a Solicitors Agent, representing both lay and professional clients in Civil cases on a daily basis at County Courts throughout the Western and South Eastern Circuits. Thomas’ experience extends to the Court of Appeal where he worked as a Note-Taker on Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 70, having previously worked as a Barrister’s Support Worker in Employment, Discrimination and Whistleblowing cases.

Thomas was called to the Bar in October 2022 through Gray’s Inn, having achieved a ‘Very Competent’ on the BPC, obtaining the grade of ‘Outstanding’ in Civil Litigation. Following completing his BPC, Thomas achieved a ‘Distinction’ in his LLM in Legal Practice, earning a ‘Distinction’ in International Human Rights and Domestic Rights.

During his legal education Thomas worked Pro Bono for a range of UK Charities and Legal Clinics in his local community such as Citizens Advice, the Guildford Employments Rights Adviceline Direct, and the Family Law Clinic ‘ULLAC’, informing his client-based approach to litigation. At FUSE, Thomas collaborated with Syrian refugees resettled in Woking to raise funds and awareness UN Initiative, the Syria Emergency Project. Thomas presented to local schools and sports teams with StreetLaw to improve grassroots legal knowledge.