Toby is an experienced practitioner in international human rights law and environmental law. He represents international claimants in the courts of England and Wales and has represented clients in tribunals across the world.
Toby’s international human rights and environmental law practice is diverse and busy. He is currently:
- Representing a local Zambian community group in litigation against a London-based mining company and its Zambian subsidiary for environmental pollution and personal injury.
- Representing a local South African women’s NGO in a complaint to the World Bank’s Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman in relation to a mining company's failure to comply with, and the International Finance Corporation’s failure to enforce, environmental and human rights performance standards.
- Representing a group of Chagos Islanders exiled to the Seychelles in a judicial review claim against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- Advising the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions in relation to a revision of the UN Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions.
Previously, Toby represented the South African Human Rights Commission in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in South Africa, a judicial inquiry into the killing of 34 miners by the South African Police Service. He has drafted environmental appeals in the courts of Belize and Hong Kong and has represented clients in the courts of Sierra Leone.
Toby is also a CEDR accredited mediator and is currently representing clients in ongoing mediations between community groups and mining companies in South Africa.
Toby is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators.