Tom has developed a busy commercial chancery practice spanning the full breadth of Chambers’ practice areas since completing pupillage in October 2019. In particular, Tom’s practice focusses on:
- Property, including both real property and landlord and tenant
- Company and Insolvency
- Private client work, including trusts and probate
In addition to drafting and advisory services, Tom appears regularly in the High Court, County Courts and tribunals, both as sole and junior counsel. Tom accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas.
Tom was admitted to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in March 2022. Between February and August 2022, Tom was seconded to a leading international law firm, working in the BVI dispute resolution team, where he has advised on, assisted with and appeared in cases in the BVI Court of Appeal and High Court. Tom has continued to act in a number of international company disputes in that jurisdiction.
Tom has also completed a number of secondments with UK law firms and the Financial Conduct Authority. Tom accepts direct access work.
Tom graduated with a first-class degree in ancient history from the University of Bristol, before completing his Graduate Diploma in Law with distinction. Tom was called to the bar in 2017 by Middle Temple and was awarded a Queen Mother Scholarship to assist with his professional training. Prior to commencing pupillage, Tom worked as a judicial assistant to Lady Justice Arden (as she then was) in the Court of Appeal.
Commercial and International
Tom frequently acts in claims between commercial entities, including contractual disputes and debt recovery actions. Tom has worked on a broad range of high-value commercial litigation in both the UK and the BVI.
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. Tom has subsequently been instructed in the BVI to act in cases concerning civil fraud and breach of directors’ duties.
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.
- BA (Hons) (First Class), University of Bristol
- GDL, City University (Distinction)
- BPTC, City University
- Queen Mother’s Scholarship, Middle Temple
BSB & VAT Information
Registered Name: Thomas Michael John Frazer
VAT Number: 333003263