Mr Tom Gentleman > Chambers of George Bompas KC > London, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of George Bompas KC
4 Stone Buildings

Work Department

Specialist in commercial litigation, company law, financial services and insolvency. Recommended as a leading junior in the major directories.


Tom is a leading commercial chancery junior. His practice covers the full range of commercial law, but he has particular expertise in civil fraud, company law, shareholder disputes, insolvency, banking and financial services. He appears in large scale litigation in the Commercial Court, the Chancery Division and in arbitration. He acts as a sole advocate, or as a senior junior in a larger counsel team.

Tom regularly works overseas, with recent cases in the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and Guernsey. He has been called to the Cayman Islands bar.

Recent cases include the Hewlett Packard / Autonomy litigation, a $5bn claim about an alleged accounting fraud; and the Tchenguiz v Grant Thornton litigation, arising out of the collapse of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing.

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Called 2005; Lincoln’s Inn.


Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR.


Christ Church, University of Oxford (MA Modern History, Scholar); City University, London (GDL); Lord Brougham Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Company

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Gentleman4 Stone Buildings ‘Tom is an exceptionally strong lawyer, and a fantastic team player whose written advocacy is well structured, clear and persuasive.’

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Tom Gentleman4 Stone BuildingsTom is an exceptionally strong lawyer, and fantastic team player.  His written advocacy is of a uniformly high standard: well structured, clear and persuasive.’

Banking and finance remains a key area for members of 4 Stone Buildings, who handle disputes which arise in connection with the raising of loan or share capital, and in situations of insolvency or weak markets. Members have been involved in domestic and international high profile and high value cases such as Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse, which saw Richard Hill KC, Sharif Shivji KC and Tom Gentleman involved in a high-value multi-party casein relation to a collapsed banking facility connected to the “tuna bond” scandal.

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Tom Gentleman4 Stone Buildings