Tobias Smith

Called 2016

Tobias Smith


Tobias became a Member of Chambers in May 2020 following the successful completion of his Pupillage with 25 Bedford Row.

Tobias will accept all instructions in all aspects of criminal defence work.

Tobias has worked as a paralegal at two of the UK’s leading criminal law and human rights firms, Hickman and Rose and Leigh Day. During which time, he gained experience in criminal law, inquests (particularly those relating to the deaths of mental health inpatients and deaths at the hands of the police), civil actions against the police, and judicial reviews of CPS charging decisions.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Tobias had a number of roles within the Labour Party including a stint as a parliamentary assistant. He also worked in PR and as a personal tutor specialising in helping children with special educational needs.


  • MA (Cantab) – Social and Political Sciences – Jesus College, University of Cambridge
  • MSc – Middle East Politics – School of Oriental and African Studies
  • GDL (Distinction) – BPP University
  • BTPC (Outstanding) – BPP University