Tom is a specialist construction and engineering disputes & risk lawyer. He regularly acts on high profile projects across different jurisdictions and is known for his experience in the infrastructure and transport sectors particularly road, tunnelling, rail and aviation.
Tom advises on project risk management and on all forms of dispute resolution including international arbitration and court proceedings as well as mediation and adjudication.
Tom has a wealth of experience on cross-border disputes and has conducted numerous arbitrations to final award including under the LCIA, ICC, SCC and SIAC rules. He has worked on projects all around the world including recently in Central Asia, the Middle East and South America. He also co-manages the International Arbitration Group Non-Partners network at Osborne Clarke, which has around 50 members in 8 jurisdictions.
Tom advises on the major standard form construction contracts including FIDIC and JCT and has worked on a wide range of infrastructure and transport projects. In the energy sector he has worked on numerous projects including solar, gas-to-liquid, methanol, biogas and biomass.
Tom works tirelessly at the heart of his matters, managing those above and below equally effectively, and most importantly he cares about his cases and gives it his utmost, which is key to being a top lawyer." Partner, International Arbitration
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I have a keen interest in smart cities as a way to enhance our way of life through better living and travel. I am fascinated by the multifaceted nature of smart cities as an evolving system that embraces both digitalisation and decarbonisation initiatives. I am a core member of Osborne Clarke’s Smart Cities team and as such I help drive forward the firm's initiative to help our clients succeed in tomorrow's world by understanding the risks and opportunities in smart city infrastructure and technology. I also regularly speak at industry events and have written numerous articles on construction technology.
Advising a manufacturer of aircraft parts in a dispute subject to LCIA arbitral rules.
Advising the developer on disputes in relation to an EPC contract for a wood processing facility in Austria.
Advising an EPC contractor in relation to disputes concerning the procurement of works at a gas-to-liquids plant in Central Asia.
Advising an EPC contractor on an anti-suit injunction against a party who commenced court proceedings in the Middle East.
Advising a supplier of railway signalling and control systems on a £2.5m dispute with a manufacturer regarding defective products.
Advising an owner of rolling stock on a tripartite dispute relating to delay for delivery and project issues including procurement, testing and commissioning.
Road and Tunnel
Advising a contractor on a dispute arising out a FIDIC contract for the construction of a road and tunnel at an international airport.
Advising on disputes in relation to a £2bn highways maintenance project in the UK.
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