Tom Llewellyn - DAC Beachcroft

Tom Llewellyn's Expertise


Tom Llewellyn

Tom specialises in providing litigation support and advice to in-house legal teams.

He has a particular focus on the financial services industry in both insurance and wealth sectors, and has previously been seconded to AXA Wealth, AXA UK Group and Zurich Financial Services. Tom regularly advises on commercial disputes including in relation to outsourced services (especially IT services) and misselling claims.

Tom also regularly acts in respect of urgent injunction applications, such as seeking search and seizure orders and the delivery-up of confidential information.

Relevant experience includes:

  • Advising on a high profile breach of confidence claim for a leading insurance broker, seeking injunctive relief and damages. This case was reported and set a precedent for the interim deletion of misappropriated confidential information. (Arthur J. Gallagher Service UK ltd v Skriptchenkov and others [2016] EWHC 603).
  • Advising on a high value dispute between two gas exploration companies concerning the breach of a joint venture gas exploration agreement for offshore Ghana.
  • Advising on a dispute between an international health provider and a broker in relation to the breach of an exclusive distribution agreement.
  • Defending various high-profile misselling claims against financial advice firms in relation to tax avoidance schemes, tax deferral scheme, and overseas property schemes, with a particular focus on limitation, authority and supervision arguments.
  • Advising on a dispute between a major pensions services provider and an IT developer in relation to the termination of an agreement to build a new pension platform for material breach by the developer.
  • Advising a major pensions services provider on potential liability under legacy service agreements and the application of US sanctions on pension schemes for certain foreign entities.
  • Advising a multinational manufacturer on its leaver processes so as to protect confidential information and enforce restrictive covenants, and then acting for the same manufacturer to enforce restrictive covenants where necessary.
  • Policy and coverage advice for an international medical insurer.
  • Acting for an international insurance broker in respect of a dispute as to the correct calculation of deferred consideration under and SPA following the acquisition of a smaller brokerage.
  • Acting for a private equity fund in relation to a warranty claim following the purchase of a telecare services provider.
  • Acting for an international medical insurer in respect of various disputes with suppliers, including medical services suppliers and outsourced services suppliers (in particular the supplier of business critical IT services).
  • Acting for an international franchise based in Canada bringing a claim against one of its former UK franchisees regarding breach of confidence, copyright infringement, passing off and trademark infringement.