Tom Asquith specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He is an experienced trial advocate whose caseload includes issues of jurisdiction and foreign law (e.g. Caribbean, Italian, Middle Eastern and US) across his areas of expertise.
He has been described in Legal 500 as “Commercial, clever, a great advocate, and good at finding persuasive slants” ; “He is very well prepared, thinks well on his feet and leaves no room for challenge” ;“A junior who is going places; he is hardworking, incisive and good with clients” ; and “He is excellent and has expertise and wisdom beyond his years”.
Recent cases include:
- Two Right Feet Limited (In Liquidation) v National Westminster Bank Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, KPMG LLP  6 Costs L.O. 735: sole counsel for banks obtaining indemnity basis costs order after discontinuance of claim
- Godfrey Morgan Solicitors (a firm) v Mr Michael Armes  P.N.L.R. 30;  EWCA Civ 323: sole counsel in Court of Appeal; concerning CPR 19.
- Pietro Gatto (T/A AG Avvocati Gatto) v Allianz SPA (2017) LTL 20/2/2017: sole counsel in Commercial Court trial for insurers in coverage dispute (Italian law) (see also  EWHC 955 (Comm))
- Seery  P.N.L.R. 14;  EWHC 80 (QB): sole counsel at trial defending claim against a firm of solicitors