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Work 020 3375 7000
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www.farrer.co.uk

Tom McPhail

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7605
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/Tom-McPhail/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Disputes

Position

Tom advises on a broad range of contentious matters for individuals, institutions and corporate clients. He has experience at all stages of the litigation process from pre-action advice to trial. Tom recently co-authored Shepherd v Fox Williams LLP and others,  which appeared in the E-Commerce Law Reports, volume 14, issue 03 in August 2014

Career

Trained at Farrer & Co (2012-2014) and qualified as a solicitor in September 2014.

Education

University of St Andrews (MA); BPP Law School (GDL and LPC)


London: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Farrer & Co  has a ‘group of knowledgeable and highly skilled advocates who have great experience of counselling clients in difficult and often quite personal matters’. Standout individuals include Jeremy Gordon, who ‘has a fantastic eye for detail’; Toby Graham, who is ‘particularly adept at understanding the risks and nuances of each case and offering his clients responsible and effective guidance'; Joanna Poole is ‘quickly emerging as one of the ‘go to’ partners for contentious trusts. She is very calm under pressure and is commercially savvy’. Newly promoted partner Charlotte Fraser is ‘incredibly capable. She adopts a commercial attitude along with a technically excellent approach- she will go far’. Senior associate Adam Carvalho is also ‘excellent’ and associate Tom McPhail is ‘smart and meticulous’. The team has ‘gold chip private clients and a strong international presence’. The group benefits from the firm’s stable of high-net-worth clients, trust companies and fiduciaries which all provide a steady flow of interesting and high-profile instructions. In a substantial claim it is currently acting for Julian Sheffield and the Sheffield family defendants, as executors of the estate of the late John Vincent Sheffield and the trustees of the family estate.

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