THOMAS BURTON-WILLS

Associate

Tom joined Grosvenor Law in March 2019, having previously worked and trained at other ranked litigation firms.

Tom has particular recent experience in global asset-tracing and recovery through freezing orders and cross-jurisdictional enforcement of judgments.  Previous experience includes shareholder disputes, contested probate, insolvency and civil fraud matters.

Notable cases include:

  • CMOC Sales & Marketing Ltd v Persons Unknown & Ors [2018] EWHC 2230 (Comm) – acting on behalf of an international commodities trading business for recovery of sums stolen by email-compromise fraud; the overall strategy was to use multiple worldwide freezing and disclosure orders, including against ‘Persons Unknown’, to ascertain the ultimate destination of the stolen funds;
  • Sherlock Holmes International Society Limited v John Aidiniantz [2016] EWHC 1076 (Ch) – company ownership dispute in respect of a company limited by guarantee, which centered on an allegation that the company secretary had produced fraudulent board minutes;
  • Durham v BAI and others [2008] EWHC 2692 – large-scale, multi-party insurance dispute regarding the responsiveness of wording in various employee insurance policies in connection with the development of mesothelioma.