He acts in commercial and civil disputes for large corporations, Government departments and statutory authorities, including in matters that require a keen appreciation of political and cultural sensitivities and reputational risk.
Tom’s particular skill lies in the strategic management of protracted legal disputes - to preempt, resolve or litigate them. With over 25 years’ experience, Tom is well placed to identify the legal issues and commercial drivers behind a dispute and to formulate a strategy for the resolution of that dispute which aligns with the objectives of his client. Tom has successfully negotiated favourable settlements in many instances well prior to trial, resulting in significantly reduced costs for his clients. He is an advocate for legal project management and the application of technology to streamline the delivery of litigation services.
Tom has extensive experience litigating before Australian courts on behalf of clients from a wide variety of industry groups, including the construction, energy, government, FMCG, franchising, infrastructure, manufacturing, media, primary industry, professional services, resources, retail, technology and transport sectors.