Tom Beard Solicitor

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Contact Details

Tom is a solicitor in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team in Cardiff specialising in contractual disputes, and public law matters.

Main areas of practice

Tom advises client on a broad range of general commercial and civil claims. He has experience of contractual claims, partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, and negligence cases.

Tom undertakes a range public law of work, including in relation to judicial review and procurement challenges.

Clients

Tom's experience spans all aspects of dispute management and he is ideally placed to advise both public and private sector clients.

Significant experience

  • Representing NHS England in relation to a judicial review applications made against it challenging the application of its policies.
  • Advising clients in the care and hospitality industries in relation to energy disputes.
  • Successfully dealt with a significant amount of high value debt recovery actions on behalf of an energy provider.

Expertise

Articles by Tom

The insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-form sector

Article

On 6 July 2016, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills ("BIS") published consultation paper BIS/16/320 Developing an insolvency regime for the further education and sixth-from sector – consultation document ("BIS/16/320")

Related Knowledge & Resources

The "after party" – could employers be liable for what goes on?

With employers planning Christmas parties, or indeed any kind of "works do", we look at a case where the employer was held vicariously liable for an employee's actions when those at the office party moved on to another venue where a fight broke out.

Court makes declarations in favour of MEAT tenderer but refuses to grant injunction to compel contracting authority to award it the contract

On 21 December 2017, the Technology and Construction Court handed down judgment in the case of MLS (Overseas) Limited ("MLS") v Secretary of State for Defence ("the MoD") .

R (oao Woolcock) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Secretary of State for Justice and the Welsh Ministers

The court has handed down judgment in the case of R (oao Woolcock) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Secretary of State for Justice and the Welsh Ministers.

PSD2 – Are you Ready?

With the clock ticking, and just over a month until the changes to the regulation of payment services and e-money come into force, the revised regime will see a significant change to the way in which payment services and e-money are regulated.

Recovering outstanding berthing fees – a guide for marinas and boatyards

Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.

Funding commercial litigation

Our Dispute Resolution team guide you through the options for funding commercial disputes.