Tom is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Team. 

He specialises in intellectual property and the identification, protection, enforcement and exploitation of trade marks, patents, designs and copyright.

He has more than 20 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer dealing with contracts relating to supply, manufacture, distribution and agency both on a domestic and international basis.

Before joining Ashfords Tom was Head of Intellectual Property at Bond Pearce and has considerable experience of the retail and food sectors as well as media, entertainment and hospitality.

He has regularly featured in Chambers and the Legal 500 as a “leader in the field”. He has been described as “outstanding” and “knows the law backwards”. When dealing with IP disputes, Tom has been noted for “knowing when to fight and when to settle”.