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Thomas Bielby

Thomas Bielby


To make an appointment, please contact Alex Middlemiss alex.middlemiss@tompkinswake.co.nz

Qualifications : LLB, University of Otago.

Thomas joined Tompkins Wake in 2024 as an associate in our dispute resolution and litigation team. Admitted to the Bar in 2012, Thomas's litigation career has seen him work in a specialist insurance litigation firm in Queenstown and a boutique commercial firm in Auckland. His time offshore included working for three leading global law firms based in the United Kingdom.

Thomas advises on a broad range of commercial and property disputes, including contract disputes, negligence claims (including professional negligence claims against lawyers and financial advisers), and debt recovery. He has represented both corporate and private clients in civil disputes and regulatory matters in various courts and tribunals, including the High Court and District Court, as well as various alternative dispute resolution forums including mediation and arbitration.

Areas of expertise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Building Disputes - Leaky Homes
  • Civil Litigation
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Negligence
  • Regulatory Offences
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Disputes

Professional history

  • Tompkins Wake, 2024 - present
  • Parker Cowan, 2021-2024
  • Lowndes Jordan, 2018 - 2021
  • Mishcon de Reya LLP, 2017
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 2016
  • Freshfields, Bruckhaus & Deringer, 2014 - 2016