Tom has a well-developed practice covering both non-contentious and contentious aviation work, with a particular expertise in regulatory and commercial issues including airline licensing, ownership and control issues, traffic rights and aviation consumer law. He has considerable experience in airport slot trading, including having acted for British Airways in its purchase of Monarch’s entire Gatwick slot portfolio following the latter's entry into administration.
Tom additionally represents various airlines, MROs and other aviation stakeholders in a range of multi-jurisdictional contentious matters (insured and uninsured), including aircraft purchase and leasing disputes, passenger, baggage and cargo claims, subrogated actions and debt recovery proceedings.
He also advises various stakeholders regarding the development, operation and insurance of unmanned aircraft systems, and sits on the firm's Global Drones Strategy Group.
Tom won a Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Stars Award in 2020 in the Aviation category. Tom has also been identified as a "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal 500 (2019, 2018), is recognised in Expert Guides' 'Rising Stars' guide (2016-2019) and is ranked in the Aviation Regulatory category by Who's Who Legal (2019).
Tom regularly speaks on the international air law conference circuit and is co-editor of "Getting the Deal Through - Air Transport".