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Tom is a specialist employment lawyer, advising senior individuals and organisations on contentious and non-contentious matters, with particular experience of acting for clients within the professional services, financial services and sport sectors.

Tom is experienced in advising on a wide range of employment matters and has particular expertise acting for senior executives in relation to negotiating service contracts; advising on misconduct processes, grievances and regulatory issues; negotiating settlement agreements and exit terms; and representing them in the Employment Tribunal and High Court where necessary. He also advises on complex discrimination and whistleblowing complaints and on disputes concerning the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Tom also advises UK-based and multinational employers on a host of day-to-day matters, including drafting and updating employment contracts and policies; advising on redundancy processes, performance management, TUPE, whistleblowing and discrimination issues; and providing practical solutions to mitigate against the risk of claims arising from such issues.

Tom enjoys working closely with clients and brings a calm, empathetic and responsive approach to all aspects of his work. This allows him to gain a sound understanding of their key concerns in order to deliver pragmatic and tailored advice that supports their best long-term interests.

Tom also has a practice in the sport sector and has represented athletes and sports organisations on matters involving contractual negotiations, protecting confidential information, selection appeals and disciplinary proceedings. He has completed the BASL / De Montfort Law School Diploma in Sports Law and Practice with distinction.

Tom trained at a multinational law firm in London and qualified as an Associate into the Employment team in March 2019. Tom joined Farrer & Co in January 2024 as an Associate in the Employment team.

Memberships and affiliations

Tom is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and LawInSport.

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