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Tom has a busy junior practice spanning the range of Chambers’ main areas of work. His practice is evenly split between led and non-led work. Tom regularly appears in county courts across the country, the High Court and increasingly in Courts and Tribunals in other jurisdictions. He also undertakes a broad range of advisory and drafting work.
The bulk of Tom’s practice comprises:
- Commercial and contractual disputes
- Trusts, wills and probate
- Residential and commercial property
- Professional negligence
- Corporate and personal insolvency
- Company law
Tom’s practice has an increasingly international dimension:
- In 2015, Tom undertook a three-month secondment with Campbells and worked in both their Cayman Islands and BVI offices. He was working primarily on a substantial professional negligence claim bought by the liquidators of a Madoff feeder-fund and a cross-border insolvency dispute concerning the restructuring of a Brazilian group of companies.
- In 2013, Tom undertook a three-month secondment with Mourant Ozannes’ in Guernsey where he gained experience of high-value international trust litigation, primarily concerning the Tchenguiz family trusts.
Tom also has a particular experience of and interest in ‘difficult’ possession claims, especially those involving high-profile or unusual properties, protestors, squatters and difficult litigants in person.
Tom was a scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford and graduated in 2008 with a first class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, before converting to Law the following year at the City Law School. He completed the Bar Vocational Course in 2010, also at City, and was graded ‘outstanding’. He was awarded a ‘major scholarship’ by Inner Temple for both his GDL and BVC years.
He has been called to the bar in the Cayman Islands (limited admission) and the British Virgin Islands (both 2015), and is a registered practitioner before the DIFC Courts.