Tom Xu

Solicitor

Personal details

Full Name:
Tom Xu
Job Title:
Solicitor
Department:
Personal Injury
Education:
  • Cambridge University – Economics BA
  • College of Law, Manchester - Graduate Diploma in Law
  • College of Law, Manchester – Legal Practice Course

Specialities

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Road Traffic Accident Claims
  • Credit Hire Claims

Background

I qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and have extensive experience in civil litigation, including handling multi-track claims valued at more than £100,000.

I am experienced in making, opposing and conducting telephone hearings for a wide range of different court applications, including for pre-action disclosure, substituted service, relief from sanctions, interim payments, specific disclosure, to strike out the opponent’s statement of case, resile from liability admissions, and to set aside judgment.

I am known to provide clear and comprehensive communication, and to make the civil litigation process as easy as possible for my clients. I am also fluent in conversational Chinese (Mandarin).

Motivation

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy dealing with complex scenarios and carefully working through and resolving each component issue, in order to achieve the best possible overall outcome for my clients.

Personal interests

  • Running
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Squash

Key cases

  • Being successful at trial on a credit hire case where the hired vehicle was (unknown to the claimant) not actually insured to be hired out to the claimant. The defendant raised illegality as an issue. However we successfully argued that, when considering the seriousness of the conduct, centrality to the hire agreement, intentionality, whether there was a marked disparity in the parties’ respective culpability, and the principles of restitution, the claimant should not be prevented from being able to recover the credit hire charges from the defendant. The claimant was awarded the sum of £17,686 in respect of damages, plus interest, plus an uplift of 10% from beating their own Part 36 offer at trial. The net result of this was that the sum of £17,340.78 was recovered in respect of the credit hire element of the claim, where the total hire charges claimed had only been £14,742.00.
  • Settling a road traffic accident where the claimant suffered a financial loss from having to take an early retirement as a result of his injuries. The claimant was an employee of Royal Mail, and also a passenger in a Royal Mail vehicle at the time of the accident. The driver of the Royal Mail vehicle was at fault for the accident. Although the actual effect of the claimant’s accident-related injuries on his ability to work was complicated by the fact that he also had unrelated constitutional conditions which also affected his ability to work, we achieved a settlement of £25,035.55 for the claimant (inclusive of deductible CRU benefits) in respect of his personal injury and loss of earnings claim, representing a good outcome for the claimant.

Read what other clients have said about working with Tom:

  • Special thanks to Tom Xu and team

    Kept informed of progress, nothing too much trouble – your all stars. Always professional, friendly, helpful. Rita

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