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Work 020 7628 2000
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Fax 020 7628 2100
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Web:
www.foxwilliams.com

Tom Custance

Tel:
Work 020 7614 2508
Email:
Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Partner specialising in a range of commercial disputes including insurance/reinsurance claims, banking/finance disputes, employment and partnership law, and professional negligence, product liability and public liability claims.

Career

Trained Herbert Smith, qualified 1989 (and as a solicitor advocate 1997); solicitor Herbert Smith 1989, partner 1996; partner Fox Williams LLP 2001.

Member

Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates; London Solicitors Litigation Association; Freeman of City of London Solicitors’ Company.

Education

Westminster School; Bristol University (1985 BA Hons Classics); College of Law.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Fox Williams LLP is 'excellent in all respects, namely its knowledge of the law, acumen and creativity'. The practice's areas of disputes expertise include civil fraud, financial services regulatory matters, employment law, investment banking, partnership issues, and policy holder-related insurance matters. It defended Hertz Europe against a Commercial Court repudiatory breach of contract claim brought by Ryanair. Gavin Foggo heads the litigation and dispute resolution department; and Peter Ashford is 'bright, involved and always available'. Tom Custance, David Butler and Chris Finney are also key advisers.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Fox Williams LLP's predominant industry sectors for international arbitration are commodities, energy, medical and pharmaceuticals, and transport and distribution. Gavin Foggo and Tom Custance  are 'great tacticians'; and Peter Ashford  is 'very experienced'.

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