Admitted in 1982, Tom has been a partner since June 2007 and joined Weightmans in April 2011.
Tom's expertise lies in commercial property, business sales & acquisitions, and the licensed trade. His commercial property experience includes sales, purchases and commercial leases, on which he acts for both landlord and tenant clients. A number of his landlord clients are investors in light industrial and business park estates covering the Midlands and South-East England.
He acts on behalf of both individual and corporate clients in the sale of pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants, as well as licensing applications relevant to the trade. He is legal adviser to several trade representative organisations, including the National Parliamentary Committee of Licensed Victuallers Associations; The Guild of Master Victuallers; and a number of local Licensed Victuallers Associations. He has frequently represented such organisations in discussions with Government Ministers and Departments; Members of Parliament; and the European Commission on legislation relevant to the licensed trade.
Tom has also acted as a consultant lecturer to commercial training organisations and to London Metropolitan University on the Legal Practice Course for trainee solicitors.