Thomas has and does advise and act for individuals and businesses on a broad range of commercial disputes. Most notable he has advised his clients on high value contract disputes, claims for breaches of duty, disputes between shareholders or between a shareholder and the company, fraud investigations and financial services disputes. These disputes often involve an international element.
Thomas has also acted in committal proceedings and the largest detailed assessment proceeding to date.
Digital asset disputes
Thomas has an interest in, and acted on many of the ground breaking digital assets disputes in the High Court. His cases include:
- Salim Satir v. Gatehub Limited and Bitstamp Limited (acting on behalf of Salim Satir) in bringing a claim against the digital asset exchanges for misrepresenting the description of the digital asset(s) in question.
- Wang v. Darby (acting for Darby) in defending a claim of breach of contract (and terms of a trust). This claim is the first to acknowledge digital assets can be held in trust.
- Maxim Chechetkin v. Payward Limited (the Kraken exchange) acting on behalf of Mr Chechetkin in articulating a claim against Kraken for breach of the Financial Services and Markets Act for selling CFD’s without being authorised.
- Solicitor, England and Wales