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Senior Associate

Tom advises on all forms of commercial litigation. He specialises in a broad range of complex commercial proceedings involving contractual disputes, allegations of fraud, applications for injunctive relief, professional negligence, defamation, intellectual property claims and other forms of dispute. Tom also has a keen interest in international arbitration and has completed professional qualifications in this area.

Prior to joining Grosvenor Law, Tom worked at other firms specialising in high-value litigation and trained and qualified at a major international firm. He has also spent time on secondment at large public companies. Whilst Tom has advised on a variety of commercial claims, one keen area of focus is crypto-related disputes.

Some of Tom’s recent notable cases include:

  • Advising a private individual on major High Court proceedings against a US non-profit organisation relating to copyright in the Bitcoin “White Paper” and who is “Satoshi Nakamoto”, the inventor Bitcoin.
  • Acting for a private individual and various of his companies in a high value claim for passing off in respect of digital assets against two major crypto trading exchanges (both US based).
  • Acting for two former employees of a major PLC (a currency exchange provider) in a claim for breach of restrictive covenants and conspiracy, and an application for a springboard injunction.
  • Advising a private investor in a High Court claim for the recovery of a major loan facility and on enforcement of the judgment against property and other assets.
  • Acting for a high-profile businessman in a major committal application (the hearing lasting a period of five weeks), arising out of £multi-million High Court claims for fraudulent misrepresentation, bribery and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Advising a technology and IT support company on a claim against their former solicitors for negligent advice provided on the acquisition of another company, and related employment law advice.
  • Acting for a large provider of professional services in claims brought against an individual under section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986 in respect of liabilities owed.
  • Acting for a private individual in an application for an Anton Pillar order (a search order) in major High Court proceedings arising out of breaches of forward freight agreements in the shipping industry.

Tom is a member of the Commercial Litigators’ Forum.