Tom Kark QC

Senior Associate
Tom Kark QC Verita Consultancy Ltd

Tom Kark QC has 35 years’ experience (9 as Queen’s Counsel) at the independent Bar undertaking criminal and regulatory trials as well as reviews and appeals in the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. His regulatory experience and reputation caused him to be appointed counsel to the Mid Staffordshire NHS public inquiry under the chairmanship of Sir Robert Francis.  He continues to undertake public inquiry work (recently acting for the Home Office in IICSA) as well as regulatory investigations and reports. Most recently he was commissioned by the Health Minister to examine and report upon the effectiveness of the ‘fit and proper person’ test in the NHS.  His report, co-authored with Jane Russell, is currently under government review.  He brings to his investigations huge experience of the regulatory world together with a close forensic and objective analysis of the material.


All senior associates are members of our Independent Review Service team.


Our Services and Solutions

Verita Consultancy Limited is a leading independent serious investigations consultancy for regulated organisations. Based in London and Leeds we specialise in carrying out objective investigations of complex and often sensitive issues in a thorough and progressive manner.

We provide organisations with specialist support and advise them on challenging operational and strategic issues in order to help them evolve and improve. At Verita, we are known for our thoroughness and commitment to producing evidence-based reports and advice that not only withstand rigorous challenge but provide insight and a clear path to resolution or improvement.

Our approach is measured, appropriate and acutely focused on finding solutions. Our approach saves our clients time and money by getting it right the first time.


Areas that we cover include:

Serious incidents

Compliance concerns

Complaint handling

Governance issues

Reviews and inquiries



Quality assessment

Consultancy services

Diagnostic tools

Independent review service

Root cause analysis training