Tom‘s practice encompasses High Court and statutory employment cases, company, partnership and LLP disputes, civil fraud and asset recovery. He has particular expertise in dealing with complex financial services, accounting and IT issues.

Tom was awarded Employment Junior of the Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2014.

In December 2013, Tom was ranked as one of Chambers UK’s Top Junior Bar 100, in their inaugural listing of the top barristers practising at the Bar of England & Wales. He offers "practical advice delivered quickly," and "has a fantastic ability to create clear and concise legal arguments when dealing with very complex areas of the law."

Tom is recognised as a leading junior in the latest editions of both the leading legal directories, Chambers UK 2018 and Legal 500 2017, for his expertise in employment. 

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Employment

Tom specialises in High Court employment litigation with an emphasis on cases involving injunctive relief in relation to confidentiality and competition. He is also able to combine commercial, company law and employment experience to provide assistance in relation to, for example, the litigation issues created by the dismissal of shareholder directors, the removal of partners and members of LLPs and the problems raised by the termination of consultancy arrangements in the financial services industry and the recovery of assets misappropriated by those inside a business.

He has appeared as an advocate at every level of the domestic courts in a broad range of cases concerning discrimination, whistleblowing, union rights, TUPE and all other forms of statutory employment claim, acting for Applicants and Respondents with a particular focus on the financial and professional services sectors.

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Employee Competition

Tom practises extensively in employee competition and examples of his current and recent work in this area can be found below.

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Whistleblowing

Tom has acted in many of the highest value whistleblowing claims that have been brought in recent years, most of which have been in the financial services sector.

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TUPE

Examples of Tom’s recent TUPE work can be found below.

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Discrimination

Tom practises extensively in matters concerning discrimination and equal pay and examples of his current and recent work in this area can be found below.

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Commercial

Tom is involved with commercial and contractual disputes in a wide range of fields including directors’ duties, civil fraud, factoring and invoice discounting, FX trading, derivatives and other financial instruments and insurance. He has experience of unfair prejudice petitions and insolvency proceedings. He has developed a particular expertise in partnership and LLP disputes in the professional services sector.

Tom has particular experience undertaking commercial work in the context of the FCA-Regulated sector, combining his experience and knowledge of the role of the FCA with general commercial, fraud and fiduciary duty experience.

His experience in dealing with hedge funds (marketing, investment, redemption and valuation issues for long/short, long-only, fof, credit and quant funds), private equity houses (partnership/LLP issues, carried interest disputes) and investment and private banks (all forms of employment, share and remuneration disputes) is particularly significant.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Tom has acted on behalf of many of the leading factors and invoice-discounters and also many other banks, financial institutions and companies in relation to fraud and indemnity claims. These claims have involved numerous successful applications for Search Orders, Freezing Orders and other related interlocutory relief in the Chancery Division, Companies Court, Queen's Bench Division and the Commercial Court.

Substantial experience through court and advisory work in relation to all forms of injunctions commonly granted by domestic courts including Search Orders, Freezing Orders, Doorstep Disclosure Orders, ne exeat regno/Bayer v Winter relief and interim specific performance of contracts.

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Partnership

Tom has acted for both individuals and firms in relation to claims arising out of membership or alleged membership of LLP and traditional partnerships, particularly in relation to legal, FCA regulated and other professional service sector LLPs.

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Achievements

Education

MA (Cantab)

Memberships

  • ELA (member of management committee from 2001 to 2007)
  • COMBAR
  • Erstwhile member of the management committee of Bar Pro Bono Unit and employment case reviewer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit

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