Tom Schofield - Misconduct & Compliance
Fiercely Independent; Highly Motivated and Professional; and with a Single Minded approach to his Clients’ Interests ... Tom is considered a Formidable Advocate, by his clients and peers alike.
Tom is a Specialist Regulatory and Criminal practitioner (please see the Crime CV for further detail).
Tom has represented police officers for several years, in criminal trials; appeals; and disciplinary proceedings. Tom recognises that what sets this type of work apart is the consequences of even the most minor alleged misconduct or offence and understands the need for meticulous preparation and full commitment to every case. Tom always finds in this field of work, the assistance of dedicated solicitors and well-informed Federation representatives, a massive advantage.
Tom has been involved in cases involving police officers accused of:
(i) alleged Drink Drive offences
(ii) alleged Excessive use of Force
(iii) alleged Misuse of Emergency Vehicles
(iv) alleged Unauthorised use of PNC
(v) alleged Misconduct in Public Office
(vi) alleged Corruption
Tom has lectured internationally on UK regulation and compliance legislation:
(i) Anti-money Laundering Conference, New Delhi 2009
(ii) 9th Annual Anti-money Laundering/Compliance and Financial Crime Conference, 2013 - Cayman Islands.
Tom has experience in Inquests, and in proceedings in the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Tom’s skill lies in his Precision, Attention to Detail, Single minded Defence of his Clients, and a remarkable ability to persuade tribunals, whether they be Magistrates, Juries or Chief Constables.
R v D - Warwick Crown Court - multiple rape allegations
R v W - Hereford Crown Court - domestic assault allegations
R v X - Prosecution persuaded to offer no evidence in domestic violence proceedings
R v D - Sheffield Crown Court - use of force issues
Re Y - Inquest - Lincoln - traffic fatality
Re I - General Pharmaceutical Council - fitness to practice proceedings based on alleged unauthorised dispensing of prescription drugs.