Tom Giles

Partner, Head of Legal Aid Team

Tom is a Partner and is Head of our Legal Aid team.

Tom graduated with a degree in Social Science from Nottingham Trent University before completing the GDL and LPC at the University of Westminster. Tom joined Turpin Miller in 2004, where he completed his training contract, qualifying as a solicitor in 2007. In 2012 he became a Partner. He is accredited by the Law Society as a Level 2 Senior Caseworker

Over his years at Turpin Miller, Tom has established an unrivalled reputation for his work with detained clients, particularly those challenging deportation decisions. He has represented clients in a range of ground-breaking legal cases covering issues from the right to appeal a deportation decision from within the UK to access to legal aid for cases based on human rights.

His work has been recognised in the national media and he has been the Times Newspaper’s Lawyer of the Week as well as the subject of an in depth article, The lawyer who takes the cases no one wants, in the Guardian which focussed on his commitment to providing legal assistance to those facing life changing immigration issues.

Tom currently manages a unique legal project in HMP Huntercombe, which he runs in conjunction with the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.

His list of reported cases illustrates just what a formidable litigator he is and how his work has positively impacted the legal rights of detained clients on a national basis.