Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Position: Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution, Dispute Resolution, Forbes Collect

Office: Central Lancashire

Phone: 0333 207 1141

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Tom is Head of the Dispute Resolution Team and an experienced litigator, having joined the firm in July 2015. Tom's role also encompasses oversight of Forbes Collect, the firm's commercial debt recovery service.

Tom specialises in business disputes and has particular expertise in disputes involving commercial contracts, shareholders, partnerships, share sales and warranties, banking issues, restrictive covenants and professional negligence.

Tom also has a particular interest in contentious Insolvency matters, having acted for Insolvency Practitioners, companies, creditors and directors in disputes ranging from breach of directors' duties to the overturning of antecedent transactions during the active life of a business.

He has acted for all sizes of enterprises, from owner managed businesses to PLC's and prides himself on offering robust, straightforward advice appropriate to the circumstances of the case whilst always looking to add value to a client's business. He will fight hard to achieve the best possible outcome for clients in any given scenario, whilst offering practical and commercial solutions to problems.

Tom represents clients in proceedings in both the County Court and the High Court, including dealing with interim matters such as injunctions. He is also a proponent of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.

Tom is recommended in The Legal 500 2016 for Dispute Resolution and is also a member of The Law Society Civil Litigation Section.

Tom is also an active member of our firm wide construction sector, supporting businesses within this industry.

The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2016  The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017  The Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2019 

01 Nov 2018

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