Tom Claydon



  • PGCert Trade Mark Law and Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Tom is part of the firm’s trade mark practice group. Tom assists his clients with all areas of trade mark law and copyright law and acts in both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Before joining Swindell & Pearson, Tom graduated from Newcastle University with an honours degree in biomedical sciences where his final research project examined "The Prognostic impact of novel somatic copy number alterations in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia".

After this Tom became proficient in DNA/RNA extraction, real-time polymerase chain reaction and next-generation sequencing, whilst also working as a senior trainer in a multitude of laboratory systems. From this Tom developed acute precision and patience, something that can be seen in his work.

Tom has since obtained his postgraduate qualification in trade mark law and practice from Queen Mary University of London.

Tom always pursues to fully understand his client's business and ensures his advice is as commercially relevant as possible. This, alongside his passion for problem solving and lateral thinking, means that Tom is not only seeking to help his clients now, but that he is additionally advising his clients with their future prospects in mind.

Tom lives in Derby and keeps physically active by playing squash, football and rugby, whilst ensuring to stay mentally active by playing chess in his spare time.