Tom Pinney

Trainee Solicitor
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Tom Pinney is a Trainee Solicitor in the Road Traffic Accident department at Express Solicitors, having initially joined the firm’s New Client Team. Tom’s role involves working on a wide variety of cases since he is paralegal for Senior Partner, Robin Patey, as well as dealing with his own case load.

When asked about his role, Tom commented: “I’m really enjoying the challenge of working on cases that can have a life changing effect on people. Further to this, I feel that the experience I have gained whilst assisting on high value and complex cases has strengthened my knowledge in personal injury litigation. I can now use this experience when dealing with my own clients.

“I think that building and maintaining a rapport with client’s and witnesses is essential to the role that I carry out at Express Solicitors and something that I really bring to the team. I also like the attention to detail that my job requires, another area in which I feel I excel.”

Before joining Express Solicitors, Tom passed the BPTC at Manchester Metropolitan University and was called to the Bar as a member of Gray’s Inn in March 2014. Tom has also gained a History degree from the University of York and has a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law.

As well as working in the legal field, Tom has extensive experience in the hospitality and tourism industries. Tom explains: “These industries are also incredibly consumer focussed and have allowed me to hone my client handling skills.”

Tom is a true Welshman at heart and his hometown is Betws yn Rhos in North Wales. Most of Tom’s time at the weekend is spent catching up on Welsh rugby results although he enjoys playing rugby himself too. Whilst back home in Wales, Tom also enjoys working and training his two Labradors, Wisp and Pepper. He states: “They aren’t quite Field Trial Champions yet but they are getting there!”

Aside from sport Tom is an avid theatre-goer and tries to catch a performance at the Exchange Theatre in Manchester or the Octagon Theatre in Bolton at least once a month. Tom’s favourite production is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Exchange in Manchester.

Tom’s favourite quote comes from his much loved Shakespeare play – Twelfth Night…. “If music be the food of love, play on.”