Thomas Hood

Intellectual Property Officer

Thomas is currently training to become a barrister, beginning the Bar course at City Law School in September 2022 supported by a Bedingfield Scholarship from The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. He was previously the Tatjana Finkelstein Scholar at Gray’s, funding him to complete his LLM in Law and Legal Practice at BPP. Before turning to the law, he completed a BA in music from Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar in the world-famous Chapel Choir of Trinity College. He then went on to complete postgraduate study at Queen Mary University of London where he was also the recipient of a Herchel Smith Scholarship. He was conferred a MSc in the Management of Intellectual Property and a PGCert in Intellectual Property Law both with distinction. He has had work published in a variety of publications, most recently by the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice published by Oxford University Press. Thomas is also an avid oralist, having received the Hooper Declamation Prize whilst as an undergraduate. More recently, he was awarded The Herbert Smith Freehills 2nd Place Best Individual Mooter at the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot Competition.