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Tobias Collins

Year of call 2021, Inner Temple  

Areas of Expertise


Tobias has developed a busy criminal practice consisting of a variety of offences across the criminal calendar including violent, dishonesty and motor offences as well as sexual misconduct in a regulatory setting. He has been recognised for his comprehensive legal knowledge and analytical approach to case preparation.

Prior to the Bar, Tobias worked as a residential childcare worker for 6 years.

Notable cases

R v A [2023]
Negotiated a plea to one count of theft in a trial concerning £20,000 worth of money laundering. The defendant was able to avoid immediate imprisonment and received a stand-alone suspended sentence with no requirements.

R v W [2023]
Undertook a Newton hearing on PWITS Class A, managing to secure a “lesser role” for his client and achieving a suspended sentence.

R v O [2023]
A domestic ABH trial in the magistrates, the bench made a finding of excessive self-defence. This ensured the case was able to stay within the sentencing powers of the lower court.

R v O [2023]
Prosecuted an appeal from the youth court where the defendant stabbed a kebab shop worker and sought to blame his identical twin. Then assisted the Court in sentencing concerning their powers to deal with a defendant who had achieved adulthood between the original conviction and conviction on appeal.

Scholarships and Prizes

Exhibition Scholarship, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Career Commitment Scholarship, BPP University
5th Place - Qatar International Cybersecurity Moot


Criminal Bar Association
Northern Circuit
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Advocate (Barrister Member)


LLB Law (First Class) University of Manchester
LLM Bar Practice Course, BPP Manchester

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