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Thomas is a Barrister in the Class Action and Finance Litigation Team. He has a mixed commercial and chancery practice advising clients in a wide range of disputes, with a particular focus on civil fraud.

Thomas read law at undergraduate and obtained a Masters from King’s College London (Distinction and top of year), receiving the Dickson Pool School of Law Prize. He was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitors in 2013, and later Called to the Bar as a Barrister by Lincoln’s Inn. Thomas has also completed his judicial work shadowing scheme sitting in the Chancery Division in 2018.

  • Maugham v Uber London Ltd [2019] EWHC 391 (Ch) – instructed to obtain a declaration that Uber is required to provide Mr Maugham with a VAT invoice in relation to the supply of transport services.
  • Eclipse Investors v HSBCPLC (Commercial Court, ongoing) – acting for claimant group in a £1.3 billion claim in deceit, conspiracy and dishonest assistance against HSBC for its part in structuring partnerships to invest in Disney films.
  • Richards v Harvey [2021] EWHC 21 (Ch) (12 January 2021) – acting for the claimant in a claim for breach of agreement arising from a complex luxury hotel development in Barbados.
  • Investors v Clydesdale Financial Services (Barclays Partner Finance) – acting for a claimant group arising from the mis-selling of timeshares and pursuing claims in misrepresentation and under consumer credit legislation.
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 329 (TC) (Court of Appeal, ongoing) – acting for the charity in respect of HMRC’s denial of a claim by it to recover VAT input tax associated with the cost of staging productions .
  • Total Project Integrated v United Learning Trust – advising a trust on its defence to a breach of confidence claim in the Commercial Court quantified at c£27 million.
Thomas Johnson stands out as tenacious and knowledgeable; highly competent and a good fighter to have on your side. ...

The Legal 500 2020

Thomas Johnson stands out as tenacious and knowledgeable; highly competent and a good fighter to have on your side.

The Legal 500 2020

Expertise

Credentials

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2021 for Commercial Litigation

  • Winner of the Dickson Poon School of law Best in Year Prize at King’s College

  • Awarded Freeman of the City of London

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Thomas Johnson

Senior Associate – Barrister

Thomas is a Barrister in the Class Action and Finance Litigation Team. He has a mixed commercial and chancery practice advising clients in a wide range of disputes, with a particular focus on civil fraud.

Thomas read law at undergraduate and obtained a Masters from King’s College London (Distinction and top of year), receiving the Dickson Pool School of Law Prize. He was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitors in 2013, and later Called to the Bar as a Barrister by Lincoln’s Inn. Thomas has also completed his judicial work shadowing scheme sitting in the Chancery Division in 2018.

Expertise

  • Overview:  Class Action Litigation Overview:  Commercial Litigation Advocacy (County Court & High Court) Civil Fraud General Chancery and Commercial Disputes Judicial Review

Experience

  • Maugham v Uber London Ltd [2019] EWHC 391 (Ch) – instructed to obtain a declaration that Uber is required to provide Mr Maugham with a VAT invoice in relation to the supply of transport services.
  • Eclipse Investors v HSBCPLC (Commercial Court, ongoing) – acting for claimant group in a £1.3 billion claim in deceit, conspiracy and dishonest assistance against HSBC for its part in structuring partnerships to invest in Disney films.
  • Richards v Harvey [2021] EWHC 21 (Ch) (12 January 2021) – acting for the claimant in a claim for breach of agreement arising from a complex luxury hotel development in Barbados.
  • Investors v Clydesdale Financial Services (Barclays Partner Finance) – acting for a claimant group arising from the mis-selling of timeshares and pursuing claims in misrepresentation and under consumer credit legislation.
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 329 (TC) (Court of Appeal, ongoing) – acting for the charity in respect of HMRC’s denial of a claim by it to recover VAT input tax associated with the cost of staging productions .
  • Total Project Integrated v United Learning Trust – advising a trust on its defence to a breach of confidence claim in the Commercial Court quantified at c£27 million.

Credentials

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2021 for Commercial Litigation

  • Winner of the Dickson Poon School of law Best in Year Prize at King’s College

  • Awarded Freeman of the City of London

Contact

Telephone:
+44(0)20 7691 4061

Email:
Thomas.Johnson@edwincoe.com

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