Toby Pleming

Toby Pleming



BA (Hons) in Classics – University of Cambridge – 1st Class (2016)
GDL – City, University of London – Distinction (2019)
BPTC – City Law School – Very Competent (2020)

Scholarships & Prizes

Lord Denning Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn (2019)
Best Bail Application – Blackstone’s Criminal Advocacy Competition (2019)
Lord Bowen Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn (2018)
Postgraduate Scholarship – City Law School (2018)
Calverley Prize in Classics – Christ’s College, Cambridge (2016)
Academic Scholarship – Christ’s College, Cambridge (2016)
Henry Arthur Thomas Travel Award – Faculty of Classics (2016)


Appointed to the CPS Advocate Panel at Level 2
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn


Toby joined Chambers in October 2021 following successful completion of his pupillage. He prosecutes and defends predominantly in the Crown Court, and is developing a strong practice in Chambers’ main areas of work. His experience covers a wide range of criminal matters, including firearms, robbery, offences of violence, public order offences, offensive weapons, drug matters, theft, and motoring offences.

He has experience in representing young and vulnerable defendants, and is familiar with all aspects of the youth justice system. He has completed vulnerable witness training organised by the Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA).

Current Crown Court instructions include a junior brief on a five-handed firearms trial, robbery, racially aggravated assault, PWITS, theft, burglary, and others.

Toby spent three months on secondment to the NMC in 2023.

Prior to joining Foundry, Toby worked as a strategy consultant, where he gained a wide range of experience of matters from fracking technology to hedge fund events portfolios. Toby has also marshalled at the High Court of Hong Kong, with trials ranging from murder to human trafficking, as well as observing the trial of the leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Umbrella movement.

Outside of the law, Toby is a keen sportsman and chess player, and spent one summer walking 900 miles across Europe for charity. Toby speaks lower intermediate level French and Russian, and basic Italian and Georgian.