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Tom Shiel

Tom Shiel

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Tom Shiel

Tom Shiel advises on a wide range of complex contentious matters including commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and arbitration in England and Wales.

  • Various v News Group Newspapers (defending News Group in the phone hacking litigation, English Chancery Division)
  • Advising sports teams in relation to a number of commercial, regulatory and contentious matters
  • Advising a rugby player in relation to an anti-doping violation
  • Advising an international technology company in a breach of warranty claim
  • Investigation into bullying and harassment by an activist in a major UK political party
  • Representing a State-owned energy client in ICC international arbitration proceedings (commenced and won by the client) against one of its main contractors in relation to the design, fabrication and installation of an offshore wind farm (€200 million).
  • Representing Mr Talal El Makdessi in the landmark English Supreme Court case of Cavendish v Makdessi, in which the English law on contractual penalty clauses was revised, and in parallel proceedings in Hong Kong.

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Career and qualifications

  • Collingwood College, Durham University, (BA in History) 2012
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2014
  • Seconded to the banking group in Clifford Chance's Hong Kong office 2015
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2016