Tom Storey

Year of call 1993


One of the most highly-regarded juniors on the North Eastern Circuit, Tom has been regularly recommended as a leading individual for criminal law in legal directories for several years (Legal 500 2011 – 2019; Chambers & Partners 2013 – 2019).  He both prosecutes and defends, and is often instructed as leading junior in cases of substance.  He is a member of the CPS general prosecution panel (level 4), serious organised crime panel and rape panel; he is one of only a few counsel nationwide with Developed Vetting (DV) security clearance. 

Tom has considerable experience of dealing with large-scale conspiracy cases relating to the supply of controlled drugs, firearms and fraudulent activity.  He is also frequently sought-after in cases involving serious sexual offences and those involving individuals suffering from serious mental health difficulties.

Chambers & Partners say:

Tom Storey 

A junior who acts for both the defence and the prosecution in a broad range of general criminal cases. He specialises in large-scale, serious criminal matters and is well respected for his deft handling of highly sensitive cases. 

"Exceptional." "Regarded as a safe pair of hands by the CPS."

Legal 500 say:

Tom Storey - Zenith Chambers ‘Extremely intelligent, with a strong work ethic.’

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"A criminal practitioner with broad and deep experience in the field. He particularly thrives in cases with financial complexities or mental health elements."

Chambers & Partners (2016)

‘He has a wide-ranging practise including experience in terrorism, sexual offences and fraud cases.’

Legal 500 (2016)