Thomas Linden QC appointed as High Court judge


Congratulations to Thomas Linden QC who has been appointed as a High Court judge with effect from 13 January 2020.

Tom was called to the Bar in 1989 and took silk in 2006. He served on the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel of Treasury Counsel, was the Chair of the Visitatorial Board of Oxford University and is a Bencher at Gray’s Inn. He was appointed as a Recorder in 2005 and as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2019.

Tom is best known for his employment, discrimination and sports related work. He has acted for a wide range of clients – claimants and defendants – and he appeared in a number of the landmark cases in his fields in the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union, with more than a hundred reported cases.

Tom was also a founder member of Matrix Chambers in 2000. He served on the Management and Training Committees and was committed to taking a modern and inclusive approach to the provision of legal services.

Further details of the appointment can be found here.

Rachel Holmes, Chief Executive at Matrix commented:

“As a founding member of Matrix, Tom has played an important role in its development and success over the years. He has also helped to establish Matrix as a go to set for employment and discrimination related work. We wish Tom all the best with the next step in his career.”