Tom Lawrence

Tom Lawrence

A specialist in high value contractual disputes and professional negligence claims
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team
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I help clients resolve disputes, preferably through one of the more cost-effective resolution tools such as mediation.

If commercial compromise cannot be reached through these alternative methods of dispute resolution, then I work closely with clients to ensure their case has the best possible chance of success at trial.

I undertake a broad range of litigation and dispute resolution work, with particular expertise in high value contractual disputes between organisations.

I also advise organisations and individuals on professional negligence claims, helping them to recover costs associated with negligent advice from advisers.


  • Qualified in 2006
  • CEO of Gillingham Football Club


  • Mediated a favourable resolution to a multimillion-pound contract between a tourist attraction and a country park, relating to an alleged contract to construct 64 log cabins.
  • Successfully recovered all indemnity costs for a client whose assets had been frozen in England.

My ideal dinner guests would be Peter Kay, Martin Luther King, Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama & Mary Magdalene
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The highlight of my career so far is running a professional negligence claim for a client on the brink of insolvency and securing a large payout that…
The greatest life lesson I ever learned was… to stop and think.
Success is… exceeding clients’ expectations
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SA Law Legal 500 Results 2017: Thank you to our clients and intermediaries

SA Law described as ‘knowledgeable, professional and helpful’ with ‘a genuine dedication to its clients, and delivers an excellent level of service’.

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