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Practice Overview

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 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
  • Contentious trusts, wills and probate
  • Residential and commercial property
  • Civil fraud and asset recovery 
  • Corporate and personal insolvency 
  • Professional negligence cases arising from the above areas

Tom is recognised in the leading directories for his Commercial Chancery and Real Estate practices. Latest directory entries record that he is “very user-friendly, easy-going and always accessible. He is very sharp-witted in an understated way and comes up with very clever points” (Chambers & Partners 2022, Chancery: Commercial). Tom is also commended for his “excellent written and oral advocacy” (C&P 2022, Real Estate Litigation) and “practical application and commercial advice” (Legal 500, Property Litigation).  

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, Jersey, 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 and is a Registered Part II Legal Practitioner in the DIFC Courts. He enjoys, and has considerable experience, working as a part of team of lawyers in different jurisdictions.

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’.