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Tom Hall

Call: England and Wales: 2021

Tom is developing a commercial, company and insolvency law practice.

Following pupillage in chambers, he undertook a four-month secondment at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. At Freshfields, Tom was the lead associate on a novel members’ scheme of arrangement of a Bermuda company, Re West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited [2021] EWHC 3365 (Ch). He also worked on several multi-million pound restructuring and insolvency matters, including as sole associate on a complex series of administration applications.

During his pupillage, Tom assisted with a substantial amount of advisory work and with several noteworthy commercial disputes. Amongst other matters, he helped to prepare written submissions for the successful defence of a summary judgment application (and subsequent appeal) in Vale SA v Steinmetz [2020] EWHC 3501 (Comm), [2021] EWCA Civ 1087, a $1.8 billion civil fraud claim.

Prior to that, Tom was a visiting lecturer at City Law School, received Lincoln’s Inn’s top scholarship for bar school and graduated first in his year both at undergraduate level (Oxford, BA Classics) and in the GDL (City Law School).

Education & Awards

Education

BPTC – City, University of London (Distinction)

GDL – City University of London (Distinction, first in year)

MPhil (Classics) – King’s College, University of Cambridge (Distinction)

BA (Classics) – Magdalen College, University of Oxford (First Class, first in year)

 

Prizes and Scholarships

Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn) – Inn’s top BPTC scholarship

GDL prizes for best overall performance and highest marks in contract and criminal law (City, University of London)

Lord Haldane Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

BA Classics: first in year; Gibbs Prize for best performance in Greek literature papers; proxime accessit Honour Moderations (University of Oxford)