Tom completed his law degree at both Otago and Victoria University and was admitted to the bar in 2007. He started his legal career in Wanganui in 2009, before moving to the Bay in 2011 to continue practicing the law. Tom joined Burley Attwood Law in March 2014.
Tom specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. He has a broad range of experience across civil and general commercial litigation (including intellectual property), criminal defence and employment. Tom is a category 2 provider for legal aid criminal matters and is a qualified duty solicitor. He regularly appears in the District and High Courts, as well as representing clients in the Employment Relations Authority and Employment Court.
Burley Attwood Law is a strong advocate for alternative dispute resolution options, for example mediation. Such options can greatly assist in avoiding Court altogether by providing a cost effective way of getting the parties talking.
Tom has a wide range of experience in representing clients in complex dispute negotiations, including at both privately arranged mediations and Court initiated settlement conferences.