Tom specialises in complex high-value policy coverage disputes involving financial institutions, directors' & officers' (Side A, B, C and Side A (DIC)), professional negligence and commercial crime. He is also instructed to resolve disputes between layers of insurance and as a monitoring counsel on litigation in other jurisdictions. He has mediated internationally and is experienced in policy drafting. He also defends claims against financial professionals, including auditors, insurance brokers, IFAs, and underwriters.
He is experienced in the in the excess of loss, life sciences and product liability sectors, including Bermuda From Arbitration. Tom works regularly with DWF's corporate department assisting corporate clients with insurance matters, including advising directors and insolvency practitioners.
He is recognised as a Notable Practitioner for Insurance: Contentious Claims & Reinsurance in Chambers UK (2022), in the Legal 500, is a member of the CII, BILA, LMA and provides training and seminars to in house legal teams. He is also a visiting lecture at St Mary's University College, London.
Prior to joining DWF, Tom placed and underwrote financial institutions and professional indemnity risks in the Lloyd's Market for Aon and Beazley. Following qualification he was sent on a year's secondment to Zurich Insurance's Financial Lines Claims Team, which gives him a commercial approach to resolving complex disputes.
Chambers and Partners:
"extremely knowledgeable who never fails to provide an outstanding work product."
"great technical knowledge and is consistently able to give us a clear road map to resolve complex matters."
"a rising star highly rated for his technical knowledge and for his energy and enthusiasm."
"an extremely able insurance lawyer with a can-do attitude. He is always responsive and has the technical ability to explain very complex matters in a clear, concise and engaging manner. He is experienced at mediation and is good at difficult negotiations."
- 2002 MSc University of Exeter
- 2010 Qualified in England and Wales