Tom advises on all stages of procurement and the execution of a wide variety of building, engineering and infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad, including projects of national importance.
Tom offers expertise in drafting and negotiating development agreements, construction contracts, professional appointments and related agreements, building on his experience over many years of advising on high profile construction and infrastructure projects and his knowledge of the domestic and international real estate and infrastructure sectors.
His clients are building owners, developers, funders, contractors and consultants. Tom recognises the importance of providing “value added” services at no charge, including regular meetings in which to obtain feedback on work carried out and to provide updates on legal developments.
Tom has a longstanding relationship with the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, the representative body for companies who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade and maintain the country’s infrastructure. Tom drafted the CECA Generic Form of Sub-Contract which was published in September 2020 for use in conjunction with a wide range of standard form and bespoke main contracts. He sits on the CIC Liability Panel, which considers legal issues of interest to construction professionals and others in the industry.
Tom is also a well-known speaker on a wide range of topics, including construction contract forms, alliancing/collaborative contracting, case-law on issues such as contractors’ and consultants’ design liability, the Construction Act (as amended in 2011), and other topics of interest to the construction and engineering industry. He regularly contributes articles on construction law issues to specialist journals.
Tom is married with two children and he lives in Surrey. He is a long suffering supporter of Charlton Athletic and enjoys cycling, running and playing racquet sports.
"Tom’s legal and industry knowledge are often critical in facilitating a business appropriate risk assessment and decision. This in turn is what we see as value for money. The support and response time we often agree depending on urgency of the matter are always met with a margin.”