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Thomas Mallon

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2019

Thom accepts instructions across the range of Chambers’ practice areas. He focuses on commercial litigation, consumer finance and insurance, property, group litigation, and product liability. He also has a busy health and safety, public, and regulatory practice.

He recently appeared in the Divisional Court as junior counsel in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham v Argos Limited [2022] EWHC 1398 (Admin), representing the successful Appellant. As sole counsel he has represented many of the country’s largest financial institutions in the county courts.

He is the winner of both the Oxford International IP Moot, and the Middle Temple Rosamund Smith Moot. After earning a distinction on the GDL he was granted the prestigious Quatercentenary Scholarship by Middle Temple to fund his BPTC studies.

Before qualifying as a barrister Thom completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oxford, and then worked the New York and Tokyo trading desks of several multinational banks. While in Japan he earned an MA in Economics from the University of Tokyo, and speaks fluent Japanese.


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Expertise


Commercial

Thom has experience across a range of high-value commercial matters, including shareholder disputes, issues of contractual interpretation and exclusions clauses, breaches of fiduciary duty, and civil fraud.

He was most recently involved in a multi-jurisdictional claim in unjust enrichment, arising out of the Cameroonian capital gains tax regime.

He accepts all commercial instructions.

Consumer Credit, Banking, and Insurance

Thom has extensive consumer credit experience, regularly appearing in misrepresentation, PPI, undisclosed commission, s.140A-D and s.75 Consumer Credit Act 1974 claims.

He also has a busy practice advising on the interpretation of contracts of insurance.

Thom likewise has significant personal experience in the financial sector, having worked as a trader for several years in New York and Tokyo.

 

Property

Thom’s practice covers the full range of property-related matters.

He specialises in Real Property disputes, dealing with mortgages and charges, restrictive covenants, adverse possession and boundary disputes, easements, applications for sale, and land registration and conveyancing disputes.

He also regularly appears in both residential and commercial possession claims, and applications for injunctions.

Group Actions and Product Liability

Thom has been involved in some of the largest product liability and group action disputes, including the Volkswagen NOx Emissions litigation.

He also has experience in claims under the Data Protection Act 2018, the interplay between the duties of data controllers and processors, as well as in the tort of misuse of private information.

Employment

Thom is currently instructed as sole counsel in a claim for indirect discrimination and a failure to make reasonable adjustments against Apple Retail UK Limited.

Given his significant trial experience for a barrister of his call, he has particular strength in claims that require adept witness handling and cross examination.

Intellectual Property

Thom has dealt with high-value claims in soft and hard IP, particularly in claims for breaches of copyright and design rights.

Most recently, he successfully defended a well-known Scottish boat designer at trial in the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court, where the case turned on alleged technical similarities between competing designs for personal high-speed watercraft.

He is also the winner of the Oxford International IP Moot, the largest mooting competition dealing with IP law.

Personal Injury

Thom has assisted leading counsel in high-value claims in negligence, advising on all areas of liability and quantum.

He is experienced in advising on particularly difficult areas of quantum, including injuries to the back, injuries involving the acceleration of pre-existing degenerative conditions, and permanent injuries to the hand and thumb.

He also assisted in the defence to a multi-jurisdictional group action claim arising out of allegations of assault and false imprisonment in two African countries, and has particular knowledge about quantum in international claims in tort.

Health & Safety, Public, and Regulatory

Thom has experience in a range of Health and Safety work, mostly involving fatal accidents. He has an in-depth understanding of the regulatory framework, as well as the special duties and requirements arising as a result of construction contracts.

He recently appeared in the Divisional Court as junior counsel in London Borough of Barking and Dagenham v Argos Limited [2022] EWHC 1398 (Admin), representing the successful Appellant. As sole counsel he has represented many of the country’s largest financial institutions in the county courts.

He has extensive criminal trial experience in his own right, and has extensive grounding in all aspects of criminal procedure, from the Magistrates courts up to the Court of Appeal, allowing him to give accurate and effective advice to clients.

He has also represented companies and individuals facing prosecution under the Town and County Planning Acts and can assist both tactically in the early stages, and at trial.

 

Instructing Thomas Mallon

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Appointments
  • Government Legal Department, Junior Junior (30/03/2021 to 20/03/2025)
Education
  • BPTC, City University
  • Middle Temple Quatercentenary Scholarship
  • GDL, City University (Distinction)
  • MA Economics, University of Tokyo
  • Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship
  • BA (Hons) English, University of Oxford
Regulatory Information

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Bar Council Number: 71750

VAT Registration Number: 346120724

Legal Status: Barrister

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Regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

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