Press enter to search, esc to close
With more than 25 years' construction law experience, he advises on dispute resolution and avoidance on complex construction, engineering, renewable energy, term maintenance, and FM contracts.
He has extensive litigation experience in the Technology and Construction Court and in the Commercial Court, together with international and domestic arbitration, adjudication, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
A key focus of his practice is resolving disputes on live projects. Tom works alongside clients and their professional teams to address performance problems, and avoid litigation. This requires an in-depth knowledge of complex contractual obligations and their application to real world factual and technical issues. More importantly it demands a clear understanding of the industry and the commercial context of the projects concerned.
Tom has extensive experience of FIDIC, JCT, NEC and ACA/TPC forms, PFI contracts and bespoke agreements in the construction, engineering, energy, nuclear and defence sectors.
He regularly lectures on building defects at the University of Reading and has delivered training on delay claims and other issues for the RICS. He has written and been quoted in articles for Building Magazine, New Civil Engineer Online, and other industry publications.
Tom is independently recognised as an expert in the field of Construction by Chambers UK, a guide to the legal profession.
“He is just wonderful - very calm, measured, practical and thoughtful. He can explain very tricky contractual complexities in very simple terms”Chambers UK 2021