Thomas Wheddon


Date of Call: 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.

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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.


Family: Care & Children

Before joining Chambers, Thomas undertook Pro Bono work with ULLAC, the University of Law Family Law Clinic where he listened to solicitors advise clients on Home Rights and Constructive Trusts. Thomas is keen to further his experience in this field throughout and beyond Pupillage.

Employment & Discrimination

Thomas has worked alongside Barristers as a Support Worker and Note Taker on Employment, Discrimination and Whistleblowing cases at Employment Tribunals on the Western and South Eastern Circuits. Thomas assisted at the Royal Courts of Justice on Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd [2022] EWCA Civ 70 as a Note Taker.

Chancery and Commercial

Traditional Chancery

Alongside his other advocacy experience, Thomas was regularly instructed to make Applications for Set Aside, Summary Judgment, Default Judgment.

Commercial Chancery

Before joining chambers Thomas has experience conducting Small Claims for Credit Hire Agreements, Breach of Contract, and Flight Delay claims. He also has attended multiple Directions Hearings for PPI Claims with a view to negotiate settlement. Thomas has been repeatedly instructed on applications for Interim and Final Charging Orders at County Courts in the Western and South Eastern Circuit.

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Prior to starting Pupillage, Thomas worked in County Courts as a Solicitor’s Agent on the Western and South Eastern Circuits. Thomas progressed quickly to conduct Small Claims for Road Traffic Accidents. Thomas has represented infants in Stage 3 Approval Hearings and conferenced with both children and Litigation Friends. Additionally, Thomas has undertaken watching briefs at Inquests on the Western Circuits.


Before joining Chambers, Thomas attended First Tier Immigration Tribunals at Taylor House IAC, shadowing a barrister. Thomas observed work for Appellants, both in conferences and in Tribunals, gaining vital experience of the points based system and Article 8.


Thomas’ work in County Courts frequently involved undertaking possession cases, regularly full possession lists, for both Mortgages and Tenancies. Thomas assisted in conducting litigation for both Section 8 and Section 21 repossessions.


  • The University of Law (2021-22), Bar Practice Course, (Very Competent)
  • The University of Law (2021-22) LLM in Bar Practice (Distinction)
  • Gray’s Inn (2021), Introduction to International Arbitration Course
  • The University of Law (2020-21), Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
  • University of Southampton (2017-2020), BA Hons Philosophy (First Class)
  • LAMDA Grade 5 in Speech and Drama (Merit)


  • Gray’s Inn


  • University of Southampton Mooting Champion (2019)
  • University of Law Society of the Year – Highly Commended (FUSE, 2020)

Personal Info

Outside of Chambers, Thomas enjoys acting, tackling escape rooms with his friends and plays 5-a-side football with his local team.