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Portrait of Tom Stables
Areas of expertise: Commercial dispute resolution


Tom is a senior associate in the commercial dispute resolution team in London. He assists with a broad range of matters including commercial and financial disputes, often with an international angle. He has a particular interest in group action litigation and professional negligence.

Before joining Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2020, Tom trained and qualified into a commercial disputes team at an international law firm where he gained invaluable experience in a broad range of matters.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting in a professional negligence group action claim over transactions to purchase units across three developments.
  • Representing a major European airline in a complex multi-party High Court litigation defending claims for damages of over £3 billion resulting from alleged participation in a cartel in violation of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and common law conspiracy.
  • Representing a transport services contractor in a High Court action against a major transport company for breach of contract with estimated damages of £20 million.
  • Acting for the defendant in a claim for breach of contract in relation to foreign exchange investment services.

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