Thomas Whitfield > Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
M1 5ES

Work Department

Thomas is a Legal Director in our commercial dispute resolution team, where he leads on complex and reputationally sensitive disputes, around half of which are international.

He has niche expertise in technology and media disputes. This includes licensing and development disputes in the IT sphere and also reputation management, including defamation litigation in all media.

Beyond that, Thomas’ experience covers disputes arising from commercial contracts, fraud, shareholder issues and defending public interest winding-up petitions. He is proficient in all dispute resolution techniques, including arbitration, litigation and mediation, as well as the use of supportive proceedings in other jurisdictions.


Principal Associate

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

(Rising stars)

Thomas WhitfieldEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

The ‘consistently excellent‘ litigators at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP are closely aligned with the core industry specialisms of the firm, and are therefore especially proficient at handling disputes in the diversified industrial and transport sectors. Matthew Taylor and Michael Clavell-Bate jointly lead the team; both are recognised experts in reputation management work, and are instrumental in maintaining the group’s preeminent reputation in this sphere. Phil Duignan‘s broad practice includes shareholder disputes, warranty claims and cases relating to employee departures, while legal director Thomas Whitfield continues to lead on the defence of high-profile Commercial Court proceedings brought against the Serious Fraud Office.