Tom Webb

Tom Webb

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Business & Commercial Law

Tom’s commercial practice encompasses both advisory work and advocacy on the fast and multi-track. Tom is frequently instructed in cases arising from the Sale of Goods Act and the Supply of Goods and Services Act (consequently also often the Unfair Contract Terms Act) and recent cases include:

  • Advising and drafting a defence in a matter relating to the hire of telecommunication equipment;
  • Advising and drafting pleadings in a matter concerning uninsured fire risk and damage to bailed goods;
  • Advising a high end clothing manufacturer in the aftermath of supply of faulty elastic;
  • Advising a retailer on repudiatory breach and misrepresentation concerning supply of an ATM machine;
  • Drafting pleadings and advising a manufacturer in a matter concerning supply of more than 100 tonnes of defective raw materials;
  • Drafting particulars and advising upon seeking an injunction so as to recover industrial machinery subject to a potential lien defence;
  • A dispute as to the contracting parties in a claim worth more than £60,000;
  • Various disputes as to the quality of building works;

Recent examples of more general commercial work include:

  • A dispute as to the implied terms of a contract for the hire of office equipment;
  • A successful argument against repayment of an interim payment made during litigation on the basis of failure of terms;
  • Representing a recruitment agency in recovering fees owed despite an unsuccessful candidate placement;
  • A multi-track case concerning alleged novation of a debt;
  • Resisting an application for non-party costs against a company director;

In terms of debt recovery more generally, Tom has frequently represented energy suppliers, local authorities and landlords at trial. He is experienced in litigation surrounding statutory provisions such as the Gas Act and the Electricity Act.

Additionally Tom is experienced in insolvency litigation, ranging from statutory demands and bankruptcy petitions to matters of company insolvency and creditor’s entitlements. He has appeared in the High Court in such matters.


July 6 2016:

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Academic Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) (Exeter)
  • BVC (BPP London)
  • Middle Temple Lowry Scholar

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Thames Valley Police Disciplinary Hearing Independent Panel Member

Professional Bodies

  • Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association