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Tom Fairclough

Call 2015

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Tom has worked on a number of high-value and complex matters across a range of Chambers’ disciplines and has appeared as sole counsel in the High Court. Previous work includes: assisting on insurance coverage disputes in relation to commercial property and financial fraud; advising on the prospects of a French-domiciled insurer successfully contesting jurisdiction; acting in a multi-track summary judgment application relating to breach of a commercial contract; and acting in a construction dispute arising out of defective building works and loss of rent.

Prior to joining chambers, Tom graduated first in his year at the University of Reading, achieved a distinction in a master’s degree from University College London, and was awarded a PhD by Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was supervised by Professor Mark Elliott and examined by Lord Reed and Professor Alison Young. Tom was a Teaching Fellow at UCL for three years and still teaches at Cambridge.

Tom is currently away from Chambers until summer 2020. He is working as a Judicial Assistant at the Supreme Court, where he is exposed to a number of high-profile cases across a range of disciplines.