Tom is a partner in TLT's Projects, Infrastructure and Construction team. 

With more than 25 years' construction law experience, he advises on dispute resolution and avoidance on complex construction, engineering, and energy 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 his clients to address performance problems and avoid litigation. This requires an in-depth knowledge of complex contractual obligations and their application to real world issues. More importantly it demands a clear understanding of the industry and the commercial context of the projects concerned.

Tom is independently recognised as an expert in the field of Construction by Chambers UK, a guide to the legal profession.

Jurisdiction: England & Wales


  • Acted on a claim for foundation design and complex geotechnical defects at a distribution centre. The case involved linked proceedings between numerous parties in the Technology and Construction Court and was resolved following mediation.
  • Acted on claims for delays and defects at a cutting-edge research facility. This included successfully defending a series of adjudications, leading to an overall settlement of delay claims, and advising separately on quality issues affecting the process systems.
  • Advising on claims for defects and delays in energy projects including, onshore wind, solar, energy storage, EV charging infrastructure and anaerobic digestion.
  • Advised on fire safety defects claims in the healthcare and housing sectors since 2015. This has included claims relating to PFI hospitals, defective cladding and fire stopping in residential blocks (against contractors, developers and defects insurers) and more recently claims under the Building Safety Act.