Tom Spackman

Senior Associate

Tom specialises in civil litigation and is experienced in a wide range of multi-jurisdictional commercial and financial disputes before the English courts across a variety of sectors.

Tom has particular experience in civil fraud, judgment enforcement and asset recovery, and has worked on multiple civil fraud and cross-border enforcement matters. Tom has been recognised by Chambers UK as an ‘associate to watch’ in civil fraud for the past two years. In addition to his litigation practice, Tom has acted for individuals in relation to investigations by both domestic and international regulatory authorities.
In 2018/19, Tom did a client secondment to the dispute resolution team at an international bank in London working on a wide range of contentious issues.
As well as being one of the firm’s mental health allies, Tom regularly advises at a pro-bono legal advice clinic in London in relation to a variety of issues.


Pro bono

Qualified legal advisor at Battersea Legal Advice Clinic and The Free Legal Advice Clinic at Toynbee Hall
He is extremely hard-working, thorough and excellent
Chambers UK, 2024
Tom is excellent on organisation and detail, with a very methodical approach to litigation which often pays dividends
Chambers UK, 2024



Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales in 2016 


  • B.A., International Relations with Politics, University of Sheffield, 2008-2011 (study abroad year at University of Western Australia, 2009-2010)
  • L.L.B., GDL, College of Law, 2011-2012; LPC, University of Law, 2013-2014
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.