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Tom Synott


Tom is an Associate who specialises in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property exploitation and enforcement. He has particular experience advising clients in the technology, media and fashion sectors.


Background & Qualifications

  • Trained at a top 25 law firm in London, gained a variety of corporate and commercial experience
  • Three-year stint working for a boutique intellectual property law firm in Beijing, where responsibilities included explaining domestic procedure and providing clients with strategic advice on protecting and exploiting their IP rights
  • Joined Briffa as an Associate

Career Highlight

A particular highlight came in advising a longstanding client in relation to a ‘David v Goliath’ copyright infringement case and securing a successful outcome in their favour via mediation (thereby avoiding lengthy and expensive Court proceedings).

Memberships & associations

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • China Britain Business Council

Client Testimonial

“Having Briffa on my side and fighting my case really did fill me with confidence. Every step of the way they guided me and kept me informed. My lawyer Tom Synott is amazing and comes highly recommended.

As a creative and small business owner, I would advise the services of Briffa and their excellent staff.”

– Anthony McEwan

Tom Synott

“The best part about my job is getting to meet creative individuals working across a diverse set of industries on a daily basis: no one day is the same!

It has been a real joy to watch clients join us as a start-up and then helping them on their journey from scale-ups to SMEs and beyond (some of whom have now grown into household names).”

– Tom Synott