Tom is a property advisor dealing with the resolution and avoidance of disputes together with general advisory work delivering commercial solutions to all types of, often complex, real estate problems.
Tom is dual qualified as a solicitor and Chartered Surveyor. Accordingly he has a real understanding of real estate in all its forms.
He spent several years as a senior portfolio manager, managing and rationalising a large portfolio for a FTSE 100 investor and developer gaining a strong understanding of value maximisation including release of marriage value, valuation generally, building condition, construction techniques and general landlord and tenant matters.
Since cross-qualifying he has acted for numerous owner occupiers, landlords and tenants on all manner of issues involving both residential and commercial property. His expertise includes landlord and tenant (renewals and opposition, service charge disputes, rent reviews and termination including forfeiture), Land Registration, rights of way and other easements (express or implied), boundaries and other neighbour disputes, proprietary estoppel and restrictive covenants, including modification and discharge.
Tom has an interest in regeneration, planning and the environment and is experienced in the contentious aspects of these including site assembly and planning enforcement.
In addition, Tom acts regularly for banks, other lenders and mortgagors dealing with their most complex disputes including title issues, frauds and professional negligence claims.
His experience and commercial outlook have gained him a reputation for getting to the heart of complex and involved matters, quickly identifying the issues and providing cost effective remedies at an early stage.
Tom is a cochlear implant user and cannot use telephones. He is happy to communicate directly via Skype or email.
"Down to earth, very approachable and very professional, he acts consistently with speed and accuracy - his opinion is trusted and sought" plc banking client.
gunnercooke is an award-winning corporate and commercial law firm founded to challenge, improve and evolve the way legal services are delivered to businesses.
We were established in September 2010 and in December 2015 reached over 100 partners, operating nationally from offices in London and Manchester.
The firm has won over 20 national and international awards for innovation and service and were recently shortlisted for UK law firm of the year at The British Legal awards.
We believe in being different and our main differentiating factors are:
Certainty over fees – We scope all matters in detail and provide clients with a fixed, certain cost wherever possible.
Certainty over seniority – We are a partner only model. All partners join us having spent at least 10 years at leading national and international firms or in business.
Certainty over innovation - We are committed to constantly improving the way that we work with clients. We will continue to invest in technology and training to ensure that our offering remains innovative and in-line with the progress of clients’ businesses.
These elements allow us to provide real value for money with brilliant client service at the heart of our offering.
For more information on how we stand out from other firms please view our short presentation at http://gunnercooke.com/about-us/
Quick, down to earth and straight forward advice and action
Tom was very helpful and friendly. His advice was extremely articulate and he clearly had a lot of experience in the kind of situation we were involved in with our tenants. We were happy with the outcome and would recommend Tom highly to anyone. He was very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Tom, is very professional and has a eye for details. I cannot recommend him enough. We engaged his services on a service charge dispute with our commercial landlord. He not only spotted the flaws in the contract but also stop the bullying tactics of our landlord. Do you need someone who you can trust to protect your interest look no further .....
Tom is Great, very intuitive, always attentive, very astute. Very pleased with his help.
I engaged with Tom circa 4-5 weeks ago and have nothing but praise, Tom was knowledgeable, extraordinarily efficient and clear from the outset, both with his professional opinion on my situation and with the associated costs Would happily recommend his services
Tom is very good. He explains in simple terms and acts really quickly. He is very recommendable and well worth the fees.
I would highly recommend Tom Seabrook. He was a pleasure to work with. He dealt with the matter in hand efficiently and effectively. He gave excellent feedback in a timely fashion. I would not hesitate to use him again.
Superb experience with Tom that we will happily repeat. Highly recommended!
Tom is very attentive and efficient. He is easy to contact and his communication is excellent. He doesn’t leave a stone unturned when it comes to research and he is always willing to give good advice and guidance.
Very good indeed. Supportive in a stressful time for us, and clear communication about cost and time.
It was a pleasure to work with Tom and can only recommend his services.