Tom is a solicitor in the Agricultural Litigation team based in Bristol.
He previously worked with the Commercial Litigation team in the London office and is a member of the firm's Agriculture and Energy teams.
Tom specialises in dispute resolution mainly involving businesses and individuals in the agricultural sector; including contractual and commercial disputes, property disputes, banking disputes, partnership disputes, and landlord and tenant disputes. His experience also includes dealing with both corporate and personal insolvency issues.
Tom's work includes renewable energy disputes. He is also developing a practice based on advising both operators and landowners on issues relating to hydraulic fracturing in the UK.
Tom is the editor of the 'European Law' chapter of the Supplement to the definitive agricultural law textbook, Scammell, Densham and Williams, Law of Agricultural Holdings (10th Edition).
He is also a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Prior to working at Michelmores, Tom worked in the City, after reading Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester. He completed an International LLM LPC at the University of Law.
- Advising on a number of disputes relating to supply contracts for the sale of produce for a leading agribusiness.
- Assisting in several high value claims in relation to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products against banks.
- Assisting in a number of arbitrations pursuant to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, the Arbitration Act 1996 and the LCIA Rules.
- Appearing as advocate for a private client in a dispute with a bank.
- Assisting in relation to a number of partnership disputes, including intra-family disputes.
- Advising a major shareholder in an agricultural company on their rights as a holder of preference shares.
- Advising on complex issues concerning estoppel.
- Assisting in the representation of Ticketus (major creditors of Glasgow Rangers FC) in connection with a variety of matters arising out of the financial collapse of the football club. In particular, in connection with the enforcement of a substantial judgment debt awarded against Craig Whyte (the former Glasgow Rangers FC owner) and in the subsequent bankruptcy proceedings.