Tom Cox

Tom Cox advises corporate and private clients who find themselves in commercial dispute.

Tom prides himself on providing clear legal advice that is focused on his client's commercial needs. He aims to provide cost-effective solutions wherever possible.

He has developed wide-ranging experience across a variety of sectors, including automotive, aviation aerospace and defence and manufacturing.

Experience

Tom assisted clients in successfully defending a high-profile claim of in excess of £100 million relating to allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation, conspiracy, unlawful interference with economic interests, intimidation and blackmail. The dispute culminated in a nine week High Court trial.

Tom is advising an Indian client in respect of a US$51 million contractual claim in the High Court relating to the hosting of high profile motor-racing events. With separate proceedings ongoing in the Indian Courts, the claim involves cross-jurisdictional issues and requires close strategic interaction with overseas counsel.

Tom advised a packaging company in respect of an agency dispute relating to the purported non-payment of over £10.5 million in consultancy and agency fees pursuant to contractual agreements and/or the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993. Tom helped to negotiate a settlement, without litigation being commenced, at mediation.

Tom advised a mineral development company in respect of a cross-jurisdictional claim relating to alleged fraudulent misrepresentations surrounding a royalty agreement.

Tom recently helped three individual defendants defeat at trial a £60 million claim by a former business partner, which sought to set aside a settlement agreement on the basis of an alleged fraudulent concealment of transactions.

Tom is advising a US based aviation client in respect of a number of issues regarding non-performance and contract termination.

Tom advised a multinational producer and processor of rare metals in respect of disputes with suppliers and purchasers caused by changing market conditions. The disputes were international in nature and involve complicated arguments over contract terms and Force Majeure provisions.

Tom advised a private equity firm in respect of warranty and indemnity claims arising following the purchase of the business and assets of a spare parts supply, distribution and wholesale business. A settlement in respect of the claims, which totalled in excess of £2.5 million, was negotiated without recourse to litigation.

Tom was instructed by a supplier of commercial piping to obtain an injunction to recover property held on a third party's site. An injunction and order for delivery up was obtained within days, and the goods made available to his client.

Tom helped a residential developer client to bring a claim against a Middle-Eastern seller of luxury apartments to recover a £1.5 million deposit held by an off-shore bank as a stakeholder pursuant to a share sale agreement. The dispute was resolved amicably, through a negotiated settlement agreement, at mediation.

Tom is advising three defendants who are faced with litigation seeking to set aside a previous judgment on the grounds that it was obtained by fraud, and to recover damages of in excess of £3 million on the grounds of an unlawful means conspiracy. This long running case, which is currently awaiting trial, has involved a number of interlocutory hearing, including an appeal that went all the way to the Supreme Court.

Career & Recognition

Senior associate Tom Cox is a future superstar, who gets into the detail but also sees the wood for the trees.
- Legal 500 UK
  • Career
    July 2019
    Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • Career
    July 2016
    Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
  • Career
     2016
    Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, associate
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Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Career
      July 2019
      Gowling WLG (UK), principal associate
  • 2016

    • Career
      July 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), senior associate
    • Career
       2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      April 2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, associate
  • 2013

    • Career
      September 2013
      Wragge & Co, solicitor
  • 2011

    • Career
      September 2011
      Wragge & Co LLP, trainee solicitor
    • Education
      June 2011
      College of Law (Birmingham), Legal Practice Course
  • 2010

    • Education
      June 2010
      College of Law (Birmingham), Graduate Diploma in Law
  • 2009

    • Education
      June 2009
      University of Durham, Modern Languages (French and Italian)

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