Tom is a highly experienced costs expert and is skilled at dealing with all costs-related litigation, from initial instructions at the outset of a case, drafting retainers (CFAs/DBAs/group actions), sourcing funding and budgeting, all the way to the recovery of legal costs between the parties, audits and detailed assessment.

His client base comprises insurers, in-house counsel, magic-circle and silver-circle law firms, boutique specialist litigation firms, ATE providers and third-party funders, in relation to a broad range of areas including general commercial, IP, professional negligence, shipping, banking, intellectual property, fraud, defamation aviation, disaster litigation, personal injury and clinical negligence.

Tom is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), wherever possible, having been involved in the largest costs mediation to date. He also specialises in high-value Commercial costs claims which involve contentious, high-profile cases.

Tom is a regular contributor to industry articles and thought-leadership pieces.

Excellent knowledge, experience and an exceptional advocate

His Honour Judge Darroch