AREA OF PRACTICE
Tom McDonnell is an Associate in the Firm's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group in the London office. Tom's practice is focused on resolving commercial and regulatory disputes through litigation, arbitration and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has broad final hearing experience, having represented individuals and institutional clients in the English courts, the Dubai International Financial Centre court, and the Qatar International Court, as well as in both domestic and international arbitration. Tom has experience of arbitrations subject to the ICC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA and DIAC arbitration rules.
Tom's current work includes acting for the claimants in Commercial Court quantum proceedings relating to the scope of an account for profits, which is listed for a six-week trial in Autumn 2021. Tom is also acting for three former directors facing allegations regarding the sale of a subsidiary to a connected party and two director respondents to an unfair prejudice petition. Both cases allege various breaches of the directors’ duties under the Companies Act 2006.
Tom has unique experience of private-sector redress schemes arising from alleged mass torts, having acted for Manchester City Football Club on the design and implementation of its Survivors’ Scheme responding to allegations of historic sexual abuse. Following that instruction, Tom was part of a team that delivered evidence to the ongoing Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in support of a national dispute resolution scheme to resolve historic sexual abuse claims.
Tom has a keen interest in the professional development of junior lawyers and access to the legal profession, and has supported a Legal Apprentice scheme which provided an alternative pathway into the legal profession.
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