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Thomas Ogden’s practice encompasses a wide range of litigation and arbitration both domestically and abroad, with a particular focus on commercial disputes, civil fraud, professional liability, construction and engineering, information technology and banking and financial services disputes.
Tom is ranked as a Leading Junior in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.
Recent comments include: “Tom is excellent and is my go-to junior of choice. He is bright, easy to work with, an exceptional lawyer, and a thoroughly nice person.” “Always quick to respond and easy to communicate with. He has a very good grasp of the issues in the case and is very forthcoming with suggested next steps and tactics in tricky situations.” (Chambers & Partners, 2023) “Thomas is a class act. Intellectual but cool, calm and collected. A natural advocate with a charming courtroom manner. A true team player.” (Legal 500, 2022) “Efficient, practical, good with clients, doesn’t sweat the small stuff.” (Legal 500, 2022) “A reassuringly calm demeanour and the ability to rise to a challenge. His attention to detail is superb.” (Chambers and Partners, 2022) “He’s everything I want when I introduce counsel to client.” (Chambers and Partners, 2022) “Very insightful and considered in his expression of his views on legally and evidentially complex issues.” (Chambers and Partners, 2021) “He consistently manages to pick out the key points from a complex dispute quickly and efficiently‘’ (Legal 500, 2021).
Tom’s recent caseload includes:
Further details of Tom’s practice and experience can be found below.
Before joining Chambers, Tom worked in the Credit Exotics and Hybrids Operations Division at JP Morgan Chase, dealing with credit derivatives and interest rate swaps.
Tom has significant arbitration experience (domestic and international). He has acted in a wide range of commercial disputes under various institutions (including LCIA, ICC, SIAC, BCDR, DIFC-LCIA) in claims involving private individuals, companies and governments. His experience includes acting in large-scale and long-running arbitrations relating to construction and IT projects and civil fraud claims (including those arising out of Russia and the CIS).
Tom also has experience of challenging arbitral awards pursuant to the Arbitration Act 1996 (both as sole and junior counsel) and acted in one of the few examples of a successful challenge under s.68 of the Arbitration Act (The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Raytheon Systems Limited ( EWHC 4375;  EWHC 211).
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Tom is a contributor to Lexis PSL on Arbitration.
Tom has a broad commercial practice (court and arbitral). He is regularly instructed to advise and represent a wide range of clients involved in commercial disputes both as sole and junior counsel. His clients include private companies, wholesale and retail banks, retailers, private individuals and government bodies. A number of his cases have an international dimension and he has experience of disputes in jurisdictions including Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Dubai Hong Kong, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
He has experience of acting in claims involving general contractual disputes, breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, economic torts, civil fraud, breach of warranty claims, mis-selling, conflict of laws and jurisdiction, asset tracing, sale of goods and the supply of goods and services, banking/financial services disputes, shareholder disputes, employee bonus claims, breach of the Data Protection Act, breach of confidence, misuse of private information and the Gambling Act.
He also has experience of obtaining injunctions and interim relief including freezing and proprietary injunctions, third party disclosure, security for costs and Norwich Pharmacal and Bankers Trust orders.
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“Thomas provides good, structured, strategic legal advice.” – Legal 500, 2023
“Thomas is a class act. Intellectual but cool, calm and collected. A natural advocate with a charming courtroom manner. A true team player.” – Legal 500, 2022
“Calm, intelligent, analytical and with an approachable manner.” – Legal 500, 2021
Tom is regularly instructed by employers, contractors and sub-contractors in a wide range of disputes both domestic (including adjudications) and international. He has experience of various international institutions including LCIA, ICC, SIAC, DIFC and BCDR.
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Tom has acted in a range of disciplinary and regulatory matters covering solicitors (SDT), accountants (FRC) and financial services professionals (RDC).
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Tom has a particular experience in financial services regulatory work. Before coming to the Bar Tom worked in the Credit Exotics and Hybrids Operations Division at JP Morgan Chase, dealing with credit derivatives and interest rate swap. He has also completed a secondment in the Enforcement Division of the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Tom is a member of the FSLA.
Tom has experience of acting in matters involving material non-disclosure, inducement, incorporation of terms, waiver and notification under the terms of a professional indemnity policy. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants.
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“Tom is excellent and is my go-to junior of choice. He is bright, easy to work with, an exceptional lawyer, and a thoroughly nice person.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023
“He is a clear and organised barrister and can turn his hand to all aspects of litigation. He’s everything I want when I introduce counsel to client.” “A reassuringly calm demeanour and the ability to rise to a challenge. His attention to detail is superb.” – Chambers & Partners, 2022
“He consistently manages to pick out the key points from a complex dispute quickly and efficiently.” – Legal 500, 2021
“An astute judge of where the strengths and weaknesses of a case lie.” – Legal 500, 2020
“He is deft at distilling obscure legal and technical issues into clear strategic advice, and really is an excellent team player.” – Legal 500, 2019
Tom has wide experience in the field of professional liability. His experience includes claims involving, amongst others, accountants, auditors, tax advisors, valuers, lawyers, financial services professionals, construction professionals and insurance brokers. He also has experience of defending wasted costs orders.
Tom has experience of claims involving professions in other jurisdictions including Bahrain, Bermuda, BVI and Hong Kong.
Further information can be found by following the links in respect of individuals professions.
Tom is an editor of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (7th and 8th Editions) and is a member of the PNBA.
Tom has wide experience of acting both for and against accountants and auditors in civil disputes. He also has experience of regulatory proceedings.
Tom has experience both of pure construction disputes and disputes against construction professional.
Tom has a particular interest in claims involving financial services professionals and has first-hand experience of the financial sector having worked in the Credit Exotics and Hybrids Operations Division at JP Morgan Chase, dealing with credit derivatives and interest rate swaps, before coming to the Bar.
Tom has also undertaken a secondment in the Enforcement Division at the FSA (as then was). During the secondment Tom worked on FSA investigations into the promotion and sale of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes (UCIS) by IFAs.
Tom edited the chapter on Patent Attorneys and Trade Mark Attorneys in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (7th Edition).
Tom has acted in a large number of valuation disputes.
Tom is ranked as a Leading Junior for IT and Telecoms in the directories.
“Always quick to respond and easy to communicate with. He has a very good grasp of the issues in the case and is very forthcoming with suggested next steps and tactics in tricky situations.” – Chambers & Partners, 2023
Legal 500 describe him as “efficient, practical, good with clients, doesn’t sweat the small stuff” (2022),“an expert in the field of IT disputes; efficient, calm, realistic” (2021), “an efficient and responsive barrister.” very hardworking, knowledgeable and provides sound advice” (2019), “well respected for high-value IT arbitrations”, “an astute and insightful junior” with a “wonderful drafting style and superb attention to detail.”
Tom is the editor of the chapter on Information Technology Professional in Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (8th Edition).
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Tom is a member of the Society for Computers and Law and TECBAR.
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Tom is a member of COMBAR, PNBA, FSLA, SCL and TECBAR.
Tom graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge with a first class degree in History. He subsequently completed his legal studies at City University (CPE, Distinction) and BPP Law School (BVC, Outstanding). He was awarded the Hardwicke, Lord Brougham, Lord Denning and Megarry Scholarships as well as the Buchanan Prize by Lincoln’s Inn in the process.
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