Hot 100 2023 – Tom Owen
Date: 23 January 2023
We would like to congratulate Tom Owen for his inclusion in The Lawyer‘s “Hot 100″ list for 2023. The annual list highlights a diverse mix of truly excellent lawyers who have played a particularly significant role in the legal profession during the last twelve months.
The Lawyer describes Tom as “one of the Bar’s most prominent up-and-coming construction barristers” noting that he has “acted on some of the most cutting-edge matters in construction law”. 2022 was a memorable year for Tom, which saw him appointed as the youngest-ever civil litigation Recorder and successfully overturn the High Court’s decision in Abbey Healthcare v Simply Construct. This year will see Tom represent the same client in the Supreme Court, which recently granted permission to appeal.
The full Hot 100 write up for Tom can be found below.
2022 was a memorable year for one of the Bar’s most prominent up-and-coming construction barristers Tom Owen. The Keating Chambers’ tenant made history when he was appointed as the youngest-ever civil litigation Recorder (a part-time circuit judge) at just 32. Having built his practice in the highly technical world of construction law, Owen has since been able to gain a broader understanding across the breadth of civil law. Last year saw Owen victorious in a number of high-profile and hard-fought cases. In what was one of the most important construction cases of the year, Owen successfully argued for his client Abbey Healthcare in the Court of Appeal to overturn a High Court’s decision over the right to adjudicate on collateral warranties. The case will now move to the Supreme Court after permission was granted to Simply Construct to appeal.
Back in the Technology and Construction Court, Owen acted on some of the most cutting-edge matters in construction law, including issues surrounding cladding and companies in ‘company voluntary arrangements’.