Tom has a depth of knowledge and skills that encompasses a broad spectrum of areas, including contractual disputes, financial services litigation, regulatory investigations and general commercial litigation.

Tom’s practice involves working on commercially significant and complex matters that require in-depth analysis. He is dedicated to delivering optimal outcomes for his clients, employing a meticulous ‘no stone unturned’ approach. With a working style that is both engaged and personable, Tom fosters strong connections with his clients, who greatly value his commitment and commerciality.

Prior to joining Rigby Cooke Lawyers in March 2021, Tom worked extensively in private practice in Australia after being admitted as an Australian lawyer in 1999 and spent seven years working for a financial services regulator in the United Kingdom as a regulatory enforcement investigator.

Significant experience

Tom’s experience includes:

  • Contractual disputes, involving a wide variety of business and commercial contracts.
  • Consumer law disputes, including misleading and deceptive conduct cases.
  • Financial services litigation and regulatory investigations, including banking disputes and complex, ‘high stakes’ investigations.
  • Property and leasing disputes.
  • Commercial arbitration work, including municipal council dispute work.
  • Intellectual property disputes, including trade mark infringement cases.
  • Royal commission/inquiry work.

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