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Thomas is a Senior Associate in the Group and Commercial Litigation Team.  He was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor in 2013, and Called to the Bar as a Barrister (unregistered) by Lincoln’s Inn in 2020.

Thomas has a mixed commercial practice, with a particular focus on civil fraud.  He is instructed on prosecutions ranging from finance and tax schemes to major corporation disputes between multi-nationals and HMRC.

Thomas read law at undergraduate and continued his studies at King’s Collage London (Distinction & top of year).  He 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 in the form of a private hire vehicle on 15 March 2017. The requirement is said to arise under regulations 13 and 14 of the Value Added Tax Regulations 1995. Mr Maugham also seeks an order that Uber provide him with a VAT invoice in relation to that supply.
  • Representing and advising investors in the Eclipse Film Scheme, an investment vehicle which purported to acquire and trade in the distribution and/or other exploitation rights of certain motion pictures produced by Disney, and could do so in a way which would have certain fiscal or tax advantages for them as individuals in the United Kingdom
  • Advising a trust on its defence to a breach of confidence claim in the Commercial Court quantified at c£27 million.
  • Advising a widely publicised Brexit campaign following contravention of PECR and, in parallel High Court proceedings, breach of an online advertising agreement.
  • Obtaining Norwich Pharmacal relief against Google LLC.
  • Advising on unlawful public borrowing arising under a significant finance agreement.
  • Advising a religious charity in a cross-jurisdiction dispute concerning the extent of its liability for breach of trust under a funding agreement and misappropriation of donations intended for a Syrian orphanage.
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

Thomas is a Senior Associate in the Group and Commercial Litigation Team.  He was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor in 2013, and Called to the Bar as a Barrister (unregistered) by Lincoln’s Inn in 2020.

Thomas has a mixed commercial practice, with a particular focus on civil fraud.  He is instructed on prosecutions ranging from finance and tax schemes to major corporation disputes between multi-nationals and HMRC.

Thomas read law at undergraduate and continued his studies at King’s Collage London (Distinction & top of year).  He completed his judicial work shadowing scheme sitting in the Chancery Division in 2018.

Expertise

  • Overview:  Group 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 in the form of a private hire vehicle on 15 March 2017. The requirement is said to arise under regulations 13 and 14 of the Value Added Tax Regulations 1995. Mr Maugham also seeks an order that Uber provide him with a VAT invoice in relation to that supply.
  • Representing and advising investors in the Eclipse Film Scheme, an investment vehicle which purported to acquire and trade in the distribution and/or other exploitation rights of certain motion pictures produced by Disney, and could do so in a way which would have certain fiscal or tax advantages for them as individuals in the United Kingdom
  • Advising a trust on its defence to a breach of confidence claim in the Commercial Court quantified at c£27 million.
  • Advising a widely publicised Brexit campaign following contravention of PECR and, in parallel High Court proceedings, breach of an online advertising agreement.
  • Obtaining Norwich Pharmacal relief against Google LLC.
  • Advising on unlawful public borrowing arising under a significant finance agreement.
  • Advising a religious charity in a cross-jurisdiction dispute concerning the extent of its liability for breach of trust under a funding agreement and misappropriation of donations intended for a Syrian orphanage.

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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