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Thomas is a Barrister in the Class Action and Finance Litigation Team.

His practice spans all aspects of commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  Thomas has particular experience in high value fraud cases, finance disputes, and company law.  He is ranked in the Legal 500 for ‘commercial litigation’, ‘civil fraud’, and in 2022 recognised as “Rising Star”.

Thomas read law at undergraduate and obtained a Master’s from King’s College London (Distinction and top of year), receiving the Dickson Poon School of Law Prize. He was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor 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.

Thomas is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

 

  • Upham & Others v HSBC UK Bank PLC (Eclipse Litigation) (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.
  • Carmo v Raciel (Business List (ChD), ongoing) – acting for a claimant seeking specific performance arising from the defendant’s breach of a share purchase agreement and use of associated intellectual property rights.
  • Richards v Harvey [2021] EWHC 21 (Ch) – acting for the claimant in a claim for breach of agreement arising from a complex luxury hotel development in Barbados..
  • Maugham v Uber London Ltd [2019] EWHC 391 (Ch) – instructed to obtain a declaration that Uber ought to provide Jolyon Maugham QC with a VAT invoice in relation to the supply of transport services.
  • Rogachev v Goryainov [2019] EWHC 1529 (QB) – acting in a dispute as to the nature and extent of the parties’ business relationship and the ownership of certain assets, particularly a number of market sites in Moscow.
  • Investors v Clydesdale Financial Services (Barclays Partner Finance) (Business List (ChD), ongoing) – acting for a claimant group arising from the mis-selling of timeshares and pursuing claims for misrepresentation and under consumer credit legislation.
  • Total Project Integrated v United Learning Trust(Commercial Court) – advising a trust on its defence to a breach of confidence claim quantified at c£27 million.
  • R (Miller) v The Prime Minister (Admin Court (QB)) – acting for claimants arising from the Prime Minister’s prorogation of Parliament which was said to violate the applicants’ A10 rights.
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v HMRC [2021] EWCA Civ 910) – acting for the charity in respect of its ability to recover VAT input tax associated with the costs of staging productions.
Senior Associate Thomas Johnson is frighteningly efficient and refreshingly direct – he is a real asset in the team fo...

Legal 500 UK 2023

Senior Associate Thomas Johnson is frighteningly efficient and refreshingly direct – he is a real asset in the team for heavy-duty litigation.

Legal 500 UK 2023

Expertise

Credentials

  • Recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in Legal 500 UK 2023 for Commercial Litigation

  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud

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

  • Member of the Commercial Bar Association

  • Panel Member of Advocate (Bar Pro Bono)

  • Completed Advocate’s 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge

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Thomas Johnson is frighteningly efficient and refreshingly direct – he is a real asset in the team for heavy-duty l...

Legal 500 UK 2023

Thomas Johnson is frighteningly efficient and refreshingly direct – he is a real asset in the team for heavy-duty litigation.

Legal 500 UK 2023

Thomas Johnson is a very shrewd and sophisticated litigator, who gets straight to the point and is very focused on th...

Legal 500 UK 2022

Thomas Johnson is a very shrewd and sophisticated litigator, who gets straight to the point and is very focused on the litigation’s objectives.

Legal 500 UK 2022

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

Legal 500 UK 2020

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

Legal 500 UK 2020

Thomas was absolutely brilliant. He is a thorough barrister and a confident advocate who got the Judge on side in a v...

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Thomas was absolutely brilliant. He is a thorough barrister and a confident advocate who got the Judge on side in a very tricky High Court hearing.

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Thomas Johnson

Barrister – Senior Associate

Thomas is a Barrister in the Class Action and Finance Litigation Team.

His practice spans all aspects of commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.  Thomas has particular experience in high value fraud cases, finance disputes, and company law.  He is ranked in the Legal 500 for ‘commercial litigation’, ‘civil fraud’, and in 2022 recognised as “Rising Star”.

Thomas read law at undergraduate and obtained a Master’s from King’s College London (Distinction and top of year), receiving the Dickson Poon School of Law Prize. He was admitted to the Roll as a Solicitor 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.

Thomas is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

Expertise

  • Class Action Litigation: Overview
  • Chancery Commercial
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Company
  • Fraud: Civil

Experience

 

  • Upham & Others v HSBC UK Bank PLC (Eclipse Litigation) (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.
  • Carmo v Raciel (Business List (ChD), ongoing) – acting for a claimant seeking specific performance arising from the defendant’s breach of a share purchase agreement and use of associated intellectual property rights.
  • Richards v Harvey [2021] EWHC 21 (Ch) – acting for the claimant in a claim for breach of agreement arising from a complex luxury hotel development in Barbados..
  • Maugham v Uber London Ltd [2019] EWHC 391 (Ch) – instructed to obtain a declaration that Uber ought to provide Jolyon Maugham QC with a VAT invoice in relation to the supply of transport services.
  • Rogachev v Goryainov [2019] EWHC 1529 (QB) – acting in a dispute as to the nature and extent of the parties’ business relationship and the ownership of certain assets, particularly a number of market sites in Moscow.
  • Investors v Clydesdale Financial Services (Barclays Partner Finance) (Business List (ChD), ongoing) – acting for a claimant group arising from the mis-selling of timeshares and pursuing claims for misrepresentation and under consumer credit legislation.
  • Total Project Integrated v United Learning Trust(Commercial Court) – advising a trust on its defence to a breach of confidence claim quantified at c£27 million.
  • R (Miller) v The Prime Minister (Admin Court (QB)) – acting for claimants arising from the Prime Minister’s prorogation of Parliament which was said to violate the applicants’ A10 rights.
  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v HMRC [2021] EWCA Civ 910) – acting for the charity in respect of its ability to recover VAT input tax associated with the costs of staging productions.

Credentials

  • Recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in Legal 500 UK 2023 for Commercial Litigation

  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2022 for Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud

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

  • Member of the Commercial Bar Association

  • Panel Member of Advocate (Bar Pro Bono)

  • Completed Advocate’s 25 for 25: The Pro Bono Challenge

Contact

Telephone:
+44(0)20 7691 4061

Email:
Thomas.Johnson@edwincoe.com

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