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Tom Shepherd

Tom is ranked as a leading junior by Chambers & Partners. He is described as “extremely clever” with “a great deal of commercial acumen” and “a sharp legal mind”. He is “a very good junior”, “not afraid to stand up to judges” and “very personable” (Chambers UK).

Tom has a strong commercial practice with a particular emphasis on fraud, banking and finance, insolvency and professional liability. He has recently acted in significant, high-value litigation as part of larger legal teams, both at first instance and in the Court of Appeal. He also appears in his own right in the High Court and County Courts. He has extensive experience of trial advocacy, including the cross-examination of a variety of witnesses, and as a sole advocate his opponents frequently include more senior practitioners.
Contributed to


Dealing with suppliers, customers and ROT claims
Dealing with suppliers, customers and ROT claims
Practice notes

This Practice Note, produced in partnership with Tom Shepherd of 4 New Square, contains practical advice on dealing with suppliers and customers during a restructuring or insolvency process, including best practice in the circumstances to protect the company and directors, and how to work with retention of title clauses (also known as Romalpa clauses).

The administrator and charged property
The administrator and charged property
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers how the administrator must treat charged or secured property and when such property may be used for the benefit of the administration. Security includes property under a fixed and floating charge, a hire purchase agreement, a retention of title (ROT) agreement, a conditional sale agreement, or a chattel leasing agreement, as well as assets subject to a mortgage, charge, lien or ‘other security’. This Practice Note is produced in partnership with Tom Shepherd of 4 New Square.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2008


  • LLB (Bristol), BCL (Oxon)


  • University of Bristol, University of Oxford

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