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")

Related Knowledge & Resources

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.

Non-compete clause unenforceable as it included a restriction on holding a minor shareholding in a competing business

Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft them carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo.

Access to Court documents by an Interested Non-Party

A High Court master has recently given extensive guidance in the case of Dring v Cape Distribution Ltd and others [2017] on the right of an interested non-party to access court documents.

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.