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Tom Crisp
0207 842 1670
07738 027042
Tom works on a variety of high-value, high-profile commercial and civil fraud disputes spanning multiple jurisdictions.

Tom has a wide-ranging expertise from a broad practice in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on civil fraud, asset recovery, banking and finance matters, and complex contractual disputes. He is experienced in conducting substantive trials, acting in appellate work, bringing and defending applications for urgent interim relief, and enforcing judgments.

Notable experience
  • - Acting for the claimants in a long-running, complex civil fraud litigation with a value of over USD 500 million, with proceedings and court hearings in numerous jurisdictions - including England and Wales, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Curacao - and several appeals, including to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
  • - Acting in a UNCITRAL arbitration as sole counsel for an engineering firm in a contractual dispute with a utility company owned by the Government of Afghanistan, with a value of over USD 10 million.
  • - Acting for a Middle Eastern bank in numerous successful applications in a multi-jurisdictional asset recovery case, including acting in appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court on whether legislation to prevent frauds on creditors could be circumvented by use of companies, and in proceedings that established that foreign judgments can be enforced under English common law even if not enforceable in the foreign jurisdiction.
Tom read law at King’s College London, where he obtained a first-class degree, before going on to the University of Oxford where he was awarded a distinction in the Bachelor of Civil Law. Prior to joining the firm, Tom completed pupillage at Fountain Court Chambers and was awarded the Lord Denning, Hardwicke and Sunley scholarships by Lincoln’s Inn. Tom's first career was as an English teacher in a secondary school in South East London.
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