Thomas Plewman QC
Thomas Plewman has established an outstanding UK practice specializing in audit-related claims. He has represented Deloitte in FRC proceedings and handled other high profile litigation including NMC litigation.
His family boasts an outstanding legacy in Athy, with both father and son holding office for 78 years between them.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Plewman Senior was one of the original Town Commissioners elected in Athy in 1842, serving both as Town and Church Wardens.
He and Martha Booth, daughter of James Booth a Dublin solicitor. Together they resided at Kilcoo House.
During World War II she served Winston Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (SOE). Parachuting behind enemy lines in France, she used her engineering knowledge to lay explosives under Marseille-Toulon railway line to disable 30 locomotives and hamper enemy troop movement via rail. This prevented troops from being moved around faster.
Her bravery was recognized with both a Croix de Guerre and Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct awards, but unfortunately, in 1944 she was captured and executed by a German SS trooper.
In 1911, The Irish Times reported on him as being 70 years old but still looking vigorous after decades of public service in Athy. He served on the Town Commissioners for several years and served as chairman.
Silk John Haigh specialises in heavy commercial trial work. He is particularly known for his expertise in financial services and professional negligence cases as well as having an expansive and varied insurance practice, which includes complex high value claims.
He represented Deloitte in FRC proceedings arising from its audit of Autonomy plc and is leading Ernst & Young’s defense of multi-billion dollar Covid 19 business interruption claims. Additionally, he has been instructed in numerous major commercial international arbitration proceedings.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas Plewman Senior was elected to Athy Town Commissioners, replacing his father. He remained on this council until 3 May 1920 when he resigned his office and purchased Woodstock House which served as his family home until its sale during the 1960s.
Eliane Plewman was awarded both the Croix de Guerre and King’s Commendation for Brave Conduct during World War II for her incredible heroism in parachuting behind enemy lines into France to sabotage 30 German trains from her perch within Churchill’s elite Special Operations Executive unit. Her story can now be recounted in a new book.
Plewman was part of the Monk circuit of saboteur networks that managed to avoid German patrols while planting explosives beneath Marseille-Toulon railway line. She was arrested in March 1944 and taken to Dachau concentration camp for trial before finally being executed along with Yolande Beekman, Madeleine Damerment and Noor Inayat Khan on 13 September.
Thomas Plewman is an actor best known for starring in several productions by Pieter Toerien such as Tom Foolery and One for the Pot. Additionally, he directed its TV version and Two Into One on television as well as acting in other plays like Defending the Caveman and Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight.
Born in Athy, County Kildare and growing up at Woodstock House which later became a nursing home. He held public office as Justice of the Peace as well as Athy Town Commissioner until 3 May 1920 when he resigned his public post.
At age 26, she parachuted into France as part of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and took part in several successful sabotage missions before she and other members were betrayed by Gestapo agents in March 1944 and taken prisoner; later transferred to Dachau concentration camp and executed on 13 September.
Thomas Plewman possesses a net worth of $25 Million. A South African-born QC, Thomas practices both in England and South Africa specializing in litigation related to financial services as well as providing advice regarding auditor professional negligence claims or complex commercial disputes.
He is a member of the Council of Legal Education and served as Chair of its Law Reform Committee for four years, while also belonging to London Bar Association where he served on its Ethics Committee for five years.
Tim has appeared in many plays including, Two Into One”, Doubles” and Heel Against the Head”. These performances won the Fleur du Cap Best Comedy award. Additionally, his production company has produced 18 theatre productions and 160 corporate events.