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Tom has a broad commercial and commercial chancery practice, with particular specialisms in civil fraud, asset recovery, insolvency, international arbitration and employment. He has particular experience of heavy High Court trial work, having acted in several lengthy commercial chancery trials, and has considerable experience working with large teams of solicitors, foreign lawyers and experts. Much of Tom’s work has an international element, with clients from jurisdictions including the Caribbean, Gibraltar, Cyprus and Russia / CIS. As such, he has significant experience of conflicts of laws and offshore issues arising out of multijurisdictional claims.

Tom appears in both courts and before arbitral tribunals at all levels, including under a variety of rules. He has extensive experience of appellate advocacy, particularly in the Privy Council, in which he has many constitutional, human rights and public law reported cases.

Tom was appointed Queen’s Counsel in March 2021. Before taking silk in 2021, Tom was a member of the Attorney-General’s “A” Panel for civil counsel and in that capacity acted in some of the Government’s most high-profile and complex public law and employment cases.


Called 2001; Attorney General’s A Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown 2014; B Panel 2010; C Panel 2007.


  • Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA)
  • R3
  • London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)


St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA first class); Gooderson Law Scholarship; ECS Wade Prize for Administrative Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

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