Call 2009; BA (Oxon); GDL, BVC (BPP)
Tom has a broad commercial practice covering most areas of business disputes including contractual disputes, banking, financial services, insolvency, civil fraud, insurance and conflict of laws. He has appeared before the High Court, FSMA Tribunal, County Courts and arbitrations.
Before coming to the Bar, Tom worked on a range of public policy and legal policy issues at the Bank of England (2002-5), the Financial Services Authority (2005-6) and the Law Commission (2008-9). That experience is proving invaluable in practice at the Bar, as he is able to draw on it in a range of banking and financial services matters.
For example, recent instructions include:-
He also regularly advises in connection with allegations of mis-selling of interest rate swaps and investment products generally.
In addition Tom has been involved in substantial commercial disputes - for example he was instructed in a 3-week ICC arbitration concerning a wireless network in the Middle East (led by David Quest).
Tom has substantial advocacy experience both in the High Court and in the County Courts, having been instructed to appear in number of final hearings and short trials as well as interim hearings. This commenced during pupillage, when he was instructed as sole advocate in a successful defence of a preference / transaction at an undervalue claim, tried over two days in the Companies Court. He works in particular on banking and insolvency disputes, including debt and guarantee claims.
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