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3-4 SOUTH SQUARE, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5HP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7696 9900
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Fax 020 7696 9911
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338 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.southsquare.com

Tom Smith QC

Tel:
Work 020 7696 9900
Email:
Web:
www.southsquare.com
South Square (South Square)

Position

Tom specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, banking and finance, corporate insolvency and restructuring and company law including investment funds. He also practices extensively in the fields of civil fraud and asset recovery, professional negligence and trusts.

Tom is an experienced advocate in both court litigation and arbitrations. He has extensive experience of major commercial trials. He has also been involved in many of the major restructuring and insolvency cases in recent years, including significant Supreme Court, House of Lords and Privy Council decisions in the fields of banking, insolvency and restructuring and investment funds.  Tom frequently appears as an advocate both in England and in other jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Dubai and Gibraltar.

Career

Called 1999 (Middle Temple); QC 2014.

Member

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; Insolvency Lawyers’ Association; London Court of International Arbitration.

Education

Clare College, Cambridge (1997 MA Law, 1998 LLM).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareA banking litigator of choice for us, he is a great leader and team player.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareUser friendly, very clever and invaluable.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareHas a heavyweight intellect and ability to command the court room.

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Insolvency

Within: Insolvency – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareCreative in his thinking and advice.

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Offshore

Within: Offshore – Leading silks

Tom Smith QC - South SquareHis work includes Madoff aftermath cases.

Within: Offshore

South Square is ‘at the top of its game in insolvency, but strong in other areas too’. Michael Crystal QC represented the liquidators in AHAB v Saad Investments. Tom Smith QC represented Primeo Fund – a "feeder fund" of the Madoff Ponzi scheme – in a claim against HSBC, its custodian; he was up against two juniors from the set, namely Toby Brown and William Willson.

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