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Farrer & Co | Tom McPhail, Associate

Practice areas

  • Contentious Trusts and Estates

Tom advises individuals, businesses and institutions on commercial and trust disputes, both in England and offshore jurisdictions, including Bermuda, the BVI and Jersey.  

Tom is an associate in the Disputes team.

He has a particular interest in advising on commercial and contentious trust matters with an international dimension and has assisted on a number of high-profile disputes, including cases involving breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, civil fraud and complex jurisdictional issues.

Tom has experience of all stages of the litigation process from initial pre-action advice up to trial, and also appeals to the Court of Appeal. Tom also has experience of alternative forms of dispute resolution including international arbitration.

Clients appreciate Tom’s collaborative and pragmatic approach. He looks to assist them in resolving their disputes effectively, but also in a way that is sensitive to their particular needs and concerns.

Expertise

  • Tom was recommended in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 as a "rising star" in contentious trusts and probate.

    • Sir Owen Glenn ONZM KNZM & Anor v Watson & Ors [2016] EWHC 3346 (Ch)
    • Novatrust Limited v Kea Investments Limited and others [2014] EWHC 4061 (Ch)
    • Stiftung Salle Modulable (2) Rutli Stiftung v Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited [2013] SC (Bda) 47 Civ
    • Sheffield v Sheffield [2013] EWHC 3927 (Ch)

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