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Tom has a broad commercial chancery practice, spanning business, trusts and property disputes in the UK and abroad. His practice is evenly split between led and non-led work. Tom regularly appears in a range of domestic courts and tribunals 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
- Civil fraud and asset recovery
- Corporate and personal insolvency
- Professional negligence
Tom’s practice has an increasingly international focus and he has recent experience on substantial disputes (litigation and arbitration) in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Guernsey, the Dubai International Financial Centre, Hong Kong and Bermuda. That experience builds upon secondments in the first three of those jurisdictions between 2013 and 2015 with Campbells (Cayman and BVI) and Mourant Ozannes (Guernsey). He maintains a practicing certificate in the BVI. He enjoys, and has considerable experience, working as a part of team of lawyers in different jurisdictions.
Tom also has a particular experience of and interest in ‘difficult’ possession claims and obtaining related injunctive relief, especially those involving high-profile or unusual properties, protestors, squatters and difficult litigants in person. He recently acted for the Secretary of State for Transport in obtaining relief against “direct action” protestors opposed to HS2.
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’.