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.

Tom is the Treasurer of United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists