Tom has acted in numerous reported and high profile cases in a wide range of commercial disputes and before a large variety of tribunals. A large proportion of his work is offshore and his main areas of expertise include commercial fraud, insolvency, trust litigation, professional negligence, financial services, banking as well as probate disputes.
Much of Tom's offshore work relates to the multi-jurisdictional disputes arising from the collapses of investments funds and from high value private client work. Many of these cases by their nature have involved asset tracing in the context of commercial or financial fraud.
As well as acting for clients in the Far East he has appeared overseas in courts in the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and Jersey and has a number of overseas clients.
His professional negligence work for which he is recommended in The Legal 500 includes accountants, auditors, financial advisers, valuers, solicitors and barristers.
In financial services he has acted for regulators, financial advisers as well as investors. He has appeared before disciplinary tribunals on behalf of accountants and investment businesses.
He speaks German fluently and has a working knowledge of French and Spanish.
New silk this year is Thomas Lowe QC: peers predict that he "will make quite an impression as he has an imposing presence in court and is very clever." In addition, he is "popular with clients and has a good courtroom style." Chambers & Partners, 2009
'A "tough advocate who has a real knack of getting his arms around a case".' Chambers & Partners, 2008 (Commercial Chancery).
'Recognised for his work on high-profile cases, including those with an offshore component. "He's very highly thought off - very careful and good at planning a case", remarked instructing solicitors.' Chambers & Partners, 2008 (Professional Negligence).
'Thomas Lowe and [Joanna Smith] are gaining "impressive reputations" in the market.' The Legal 500, 2007 (Commercial).
Tom Lowe was called to the Bar in 1985 and took silk in 2008. Having obtained an Upper Second Class degree (LLB) from London School of Economics, he went on to obtain a First Class degree in his LLM at Cambridge. He won the Inner Temple Queen Elizabeth scholarship when he came to the Bar and a number of prizes at The College of Law.
Chancery Bar Association,
Commercial Bar Association
British and German Jurists Association.