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.


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.


Articles by Tom

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


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")

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