Tom works with some of the world's most innovative organisations and uses technology to revolutionise and transform their service offerings. Tom's practice is global in its outlook – over the past 18 months he has worked with clients in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. He is heavily involved in the emerging technology ecosystem: he chairs the Blockchain chapter of Tech London Advocates, a leading industry network of technology leaders, entrepreneurs and experts; he has addressed the EU Commission on the convergence of emerging technologies; he has lectured at UCL and the University of Cambridge on the legal and regulatory treatment of emerging technologies; and has mentored a number of early stage businesses through various accelerator programmes, including Conception X and StateZero Labs.
As an English qualified lawyer, Tom is able to reassure his clients that compliance underpins all of their digital transformational undertakings.
In addition to his role as Head of MDRxTECH, Tom drives a number of emerging technology initiatives within The Mishcon de Reya Group. He Co-Leads our dedicated Blockchain Group, acts as a mentor on the MDR LAB programme, sits on the M:Tech panel responsible for overseeing Mishcon de Reya's M:Tech initiative, and is part of the Firm's Editorial Board responsible for coordinating and developing content and thought leadership publications. Tom is also Co-Editor of The Technology Platform, The Mishcon de Reya Group's dedicated technology blog.
In May 2020, Tom was ranked the #1 most innovative lawyer in the UK by The Legal Technologist magazine.