Tom Maple

About Tom Maple

Tom is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team.  He is ranked as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500.

Tom specialises in commercial dispute resolution and Arbitration and is experienced in advising commercial clients in a broad range of industry sectors.

Tom has particular expertise in the Automotive Sector and heads up our automotive team.  His clients include vehicle manufacturers, international suppliers, listed companies, various SME’s, parts suppliers, and international produce suppliers.

Tom also has a burgeoning professional negligence practice focusing on failed tax schemes, be they Remuneration Trusts, Film Schemes, EFRBS, and, more recently, unsuccessful claims for incorporation relief.  Tom has litigated a number of multi million pound claims involving failed schemes to a successful outcome.

Tom’s broader commercial litigation practice involves advising on breach of warranty claims, s. 994 minority shareholder claims, partnership disputes, breach of contract and negligence claims.

Tom’s recent cases include:

  • £10m professional negligence claim against the company’s auditors;
  • Defending on a £20m breach of warranty claim brought by a Canadian venture capital fund;
  • £7m professional negligence claim against an SME’s advisors;
  • Advising an international vehicle manufacturer on a c. £2m breach of contract claim under a sponsorship agreement;
  • Advising a recycling company and its insurer client in a multi-million pound negligence claim;
  • Acting for a large supplier in a multi-million pound arbitration under GSCOP.

Tom began his legal career at Lawrence Graham in London and joined FSP in 2013 from Henmans LLP in Oxford.

"Tom was instructed in relation to a complex partnership dispute where a law firm had failed to settle an outgoing member’s capital account and remove from the Members register held a Companies House. Acting for the outgoing member, Tom immediately devised an effective strategy to achieve the client’s objectives. Correspondence was sent to the law firm on the same day of Tom’s instruction and an active dialogue ensued. Within 14 days the law firm had settled the capital loan and notified Companies House. The client commented “Tom understands what client’s want, acts with proactivity and pragmatism, and delivers tangible results. He is also mindful of the importance of avoiding cost build up, which is not always the case in the legal profession! I would not hesitate to recommend him."
"We are incredibly grateful for Tom's advice and would not dream of using anyone else. He explains legal matters very clearly and makes sure our options are thoroughly considered, taking into account not just the legal position but also our brand ethos."
Tom is listed as a Leading Individual in the 2023 edition of the Legal 500 Directory.
“We can't speak highly enough about Tom's in-depth knowledge of a difficult subject matter and his ability to provide guidance.”
"Finds practical ways of achieving good results"
“Tom has a great strategic approach and really goes above and beyond to keep on top of developments.”