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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

OCEANA HOUSE, 39-49 COMMERICAL ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1GA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0345 415 8200
DX:
38517 SOUTHAMPTON
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Tom Beezer

Tel:
Work 023 8020 8154
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Commercial disputes.

Position

Tom is a partner and heads the Dispute Resolution Group. He has substantial experience in dealing with complex high-value matters related to energy (particularly upstream oil and gas), and IT/IP technology fields. In addition Tom deals with general corporate litigation work such as shareholder disputes and breach of warranty claims. He has wide experience of multi-jurisdictional disputes. Tom is also on the Board.

Career

Qualified in 1996 with Olswang; joined Bond Pearce in 2003; partner, Bond Pearce 2005; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Member

IBA.


London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

The 'precise and relevant' oil and gas team at Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is 'excellent on all accounts', according to one client. Practice head Paul Stockley and Aberdeen's Richard Cockburn are both noted as 'switched on and service-minded' and recently welcomed Thomas Williams from Boodle Hatfield LLP as litigation and international arbitration partner. Chrysaor instructed the firm to handle its acquisition of a number of North Sea assets from Shell, and Serica appointed the firm to assist with its takeover of BP's interests in the Bruce, Keith and Rhum gas fields in the North Sea. Tom Beezer is based in Southampton and represented Endeavour Energy in its dispute with joint venture partners regarding the costs of rig decommissioning operations in the North Sea. On the domestic front, Alex Hirom continues to advise Barking Power on the contractual aspects of the conversion of a large gas-fired power plant in East London.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is 'an outstanding commercial litigation firm that punches well above its weight' and 'can go toe-to-toe with any of the major law firms in London'. It is entrusted with high-value and complex disputes, especially in the energy, retail and media spheres and also has international arbitration expertise. In highlight work it defended British Gas in a dispute concerning a £38m claim for repudiation of contract. Team head Tom Beezer is noted for his 'great strategic input'; Ian Newcombe 'has a forensic eye for detail and a passion for service delivery' and has 'excellent judgement about when to go the distance and when to settle'; Andrew Parsons stands out for 'his ability to manage complex, high-value cases'; and Gavin Matthews and senior associate Dave Panaech are also highly regarded. 

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