Mr Tom Gosling > Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of John Price KC and Cairns Nelson KC
23 Essex Street
Waterhouse, 2nd Floor, 41 Spring Gardens
M2 2BG

Work Department

Commercial; Insolvency; Property; Wills, Trustas and Probate; Employment


“A great advocate, concise and thorough in all his work.”
Legal 500, 2020 Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law

“Experienced in shareholder disputes.”
Legal 500, 2019 Commercial, Banking, Insolvency and Chancery Law

Tom’s practice encompasses all areas of commercial and chancery litigation before the Business and Property Courts of the High Court including;

– Company litigation
– Shareholder and partnership disputes
– Commercial contract disputes
– Banking and finance
– Real property
– Wills, Trust and Probate.    

He has an in-depth understanding and particular exoperience of shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice petitions under s.994 Companies Act 2006. 

Tom has a wealth of experience in advising and acting in contentious probate and trusts matters. This includes challenges to the validity of wills, Inheritance Act claims, the removal of trustees/personal representatives and asset recovery. He frequently acts in estates and trusts valued at £1m+ and has been instructed in high-value estate matters exceeding £5m. He has a particular interest in estates and trusts involving companies and partnerships. 

Tom is an expert in ratings law and practice. He is instructed exclusively on behalf of numerous billing authorities across England and Wales in respect of rating matters before the Magistrates Courts, High Court, First- tier Tribunal and VTE, including National Non-Domestic Rates, Council Tax, Local Government Finance and related property and insolvency matters.  

In addition, Tom has vast experience of employment law. He is regularly instructed to advise and represent parties before the Employment Tribunal and High Court, in respect of matters concerning contracts and pay, restrictive covenants, dismissal, redundancy, discrmination and TUPE.


LLB University of Sheffield (2003)
BVC Manchester Metropolitan University (2004)
Call (2004) Lincoln’s Inn

– Lord Denning Scholar  
– Hardwicke Scholar
– Hubert Greenland Scholar
MPhil, University of Manchester 


Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (Treasurer)
Northern Circuit Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit
British and Irish Commercial Bar Association


MPhil, University of Manchester
“Achieving Efficiency in Minority Shareholder Protection: The Exit Mechanism Solution
Thesis examined the current state and future direction of company law and minority shareholder protection.
LLB (Hons), University of Sheffield 


Cycling, Running, Cricket

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Chancery, probate, and tax

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Gosling – 23 Essex StreetTom is a first-class barrister. He is very user-friendly and strikes an immediate rapport with clients, winning their trust in what are usually fractous proceedings given the nature of the work. He provides robust advice and defends client’s corners vigorously, but he is also able to get clients to step back from the personal nature of the claims and see the bigger picture.’

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Tom Gosling – 23 Essex Street