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Tommy is developing a broad practice in criminal defence, including related areas of public law and human rights.

He has an interest in immigration-related offences and cases involving modern slavery and human trafficking.

Notable Cases & News

Garden Court Chambers revises policy on Stratford Magistrates' Court

23 May 2024

Garden Court Chambers statement on security searches at Stratford Magistrates' Court

8 May 2024

Four former pupils join Garden Court Chambers as new tenants

Tommy Seagull, Maaha Elahi, Harry Harris and Josephine Fathers have joined Chambers as full members and have already started developing multi-disciplinary practices across the full span of Chambers’ areas of law.

30 October 2023

Tommy Seagull awarded Inaugural CBA Chair’s Essay Prize in Equality and Diversity

Tommy Seagull, a pupil at Garden Court Chambers, is the winner of the Criminal Bar Association (CBA)'s Inaugural Chair's Essay in the area of Equality and Diversity.

14 August 2023

Garden Court Chambers and Garden Court North remember Ian Macdonald QC

Garden Court Chambers and Garden Court North were honoured to host a memorial event for Ian Macdonald QC 1939-2019 at Middle Temple Hall on Tuesday 7 February 2023.

17 February 2023

Garden Court secures top tier rankings in the Legal 500 2023

Garden Court Chambers is proud to be recognised as a Top Tier set again in the Legal 500.

30 September 2022

Members of the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team support escalating proposed CBA action to include days of action

17 June 2022

Stephanie Harrison QC, Chair and Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers, comments on the Nationality and Borders Bill receiving Royal Assent

29 April 2022

Garden Court Crime Team statement on no returns action

30 March 2022

Garden Court secures number one rankings in Chambers UK Bar Guide 2022

21 October 2021

Garden Court Chambers Crime Team shortlisted for Crime Set of the Year by Chambers Bar Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Garden Court Chambers Crime Team has been shortlisted by the Chambers Bar Awards 2021 for Crime Set of the Year.

27 August 2021

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As a Kalisher Scholar, he spent time in Florida assisting on death penalty cases at an Amicus-affiliated public defender office. He previously worked at a public inquiry and co-founded 'I Too Am Human', a campaign to tackle negative perceptions of refugees, by telling the stories of those he met at refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk. He has also represented parents appealing against their child’s permanent school exclusion and interned at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva.

He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from St. Peter's College, University of Oxford and completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at City University. As a keen former debater, he has previously taught debating at a summer school he set up in Newham, at KPMG for newly-promoted Senior Managers and at the Oxford Union. He was also a judge at the Grand Final of the International Public Speaking Competition. He was formerly the ESU International and English Mace debating champion and has won other advocacy competitions including The Times Law Competition and Lincoln’s Inn Crowther Shield. He recently won the Criminal Bar Association’s Chair’s Essay Award for his essay on the impact of the Lammy Report on the sentencing process.


  • Tancred Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Advocacy Scholarship, BPP
  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


  • BA Hons, University of Oxford
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City University
  • Bar Professional Training Course, BPP

Professional Membership

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
  • Amicus ALJ


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