Tom specialises in commercial and construction disputes.
Chambers & Partners says that Tom “commands a lethal mix of being on top of the detail and great at strategy. He’s very good in court and his cross-examination was particularly good.” “He’s a tenacious advocate and is exceptionally easy to work with.”
Legal 500 characterises Tom as “Extremely bright, has a charming manner with clients and is a strong advocate.” “Technically strong and applies his advice in a practical manner.” “He gets involved in the detail yet retains the ability to work on strategic issues taking a commercial view.”
“He has a good grasp of issues involved and provides accurate advice.” – Legal 500, 2022: Banking & Finance
“He has excellent attention to detail, and his advocacy is well measured and thoughtful.” – Legal 500, 2022: Financial Services
“A tenacious advocate, his written work is consistently sound and he is incredibly user friendly.” – Legal 500, 2021: Banking & Finance
“Very thorough and he really goes that extra mile to do a brilliant job.” – Legal 500, 2021: Financial Services
Tom’s financial services experience includes acting for regulators, regulated firms and customers of those firms in both civil and regulatory spheres. He has appeared for the regulated against the FCA before the RDC. He has been both seconded to and instructed by the FSA/FCA.
He has acted in claims involving FOREX traders, investment managers, mortgage brokers and pension advisers.
He also acts regularly in banking matters, including claims relating to loans, guarantees and mortgages.
Featured Banking & Finance Services cases
Tom’s commercial practice encompasses disputes of all kinds involving domestic and international businesses and property, particularly claims for breach of contract and civil fraud claims.
Featured Commercial cases
Tom has significant experience of construction disputes, in adjudication, arbitration and litigation. He has acted in employer-contractor disputes and in cases involving a variety of construction professionals, particularly engineers and architects. He frequently handles alleged dishonesty cases in addition to alleged breach of contract and/or negligence cases.
Featured Construction & Engineering cases
Tom has broad experience of International Arbitration as junior counsel, sole counsel and tribunal secretary (to the Court of Arbitration for Sport). He has acted as sole counsel at several final hearings, including against leading counsel. He is also experienced in challenging and seeking enforcement of arbitration awards. He is on the arbitral panel of Sport Resolutions.
“He produced a great argument and was very nimble on his feet.” “Very nice, very clever and very able.” – Chambers & Partners 2022: Professional Negligence
“An enviably talented junior barrister. He is exceptionally good on his feet. He has good analytical skills and is able to draw together threads to formulate sound and reasoned arguments and advice.” – Legal 500, 2021: Professional Negligence
“Tom gives clear and commercial advice and takes a robust approach. Working with Tom on a complex insurance policy coverage issue, he demonstrated an excellent rapport with clients and a keen eye for detail.” “Excellent on claims against professionals in the financial sector.” – Chambers & Partners 2021: Professional Negligence
Tom is instructed by both claimants and defendants across a wide range of professions. He has particular experience in claims relating to accountants/financial advisers, construction professionals and lawyers.
Featured Professional Liability cases
63 members of 4 New Square Chambers have been ranked in the…
With solicitor-client cost disputes on the rise, Paul Parker and Tom Asquith…
4 New Square
London, WC2A 3RJ
BARRISTERS REGULATED BY
THE BAR STANDARDS BOARD
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
|CookieLawInfoConsent||1 year||Records the default button state of the corresponding category & the status of CCPA. It works only in coordination with the primary cookie.|
|wp_law_pdfbuilder_bespoke||1 Year||Used for the portfolio builder|
|wp_law_pdfbuilder_list||1 Year||Used for the portfolio builder|
|_ga||2 years||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.|
|_ga_DJZVZPQ3PF||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_196640177_1||1 minute||Set by Google to distinguish users.|
|_gid||1 day||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.|