Property and Private Client
Tom accepts instructions in all areas of property and private client work. He frequently advises and appears in matters concerning real property, including:
- Boundary and easement disputes
- Trespass and nuisance claims
- Claims concerning trusts of land
- Land registration claims in the First-tier Tribunal
- Applications involving charging and freezing orders over assets
Tom was led by Stuart Hornett in Singh v Jhutti  EWHC 2272 (Ch), which concerned ownership of a multi-million pound property portfolio and engaged issues of forgery, the formalities of property transfers and trust law.
Tom has extensive experience of possession disputes in both residential and commercial landlord and tenant cases. His experience also includes rent arrears and repair claims as well as service charge disputes.
Tom has advised on matters involving questions of the existence and construction of express, resulting and constructive trusts. Tom also accepts instructions on Probate and Estates claims.
Commercial and International
Tom frequently acts in claims between commercial entities, including contractual disputes and debt recovery actions. Through his secondment work with firms in the UK and the BVI, Tom has worked on a broad range of high-value commercial litigation.
In 2021, Tom was led by Romie Tager QC in an international commercial arbitration concerning a multi-million pound contractual dispute.
Tom also has experience of advising and drafting in financial regulatory work. Between November 2019 and February 2020, Tom completed a secondment with the Financial Conduct Authority.
Company and Insolvency
Tom accepts instructions across all areas of company and insolvency law. Tom’s practice includes claims involving both corporate and individual insolvency matters, which has seen him act regularly in winding-up disputes in the High Court, claims for and applications to set aside statutory demands, and bankruptcy petitions.
Whilst on secondment with a leading firm in the BVI in 2022, Tom has worked on international company law disputes involving claims under the BVI Business Companies Act, unlawful means conspiracy and directors’ indemnification.