Tom qualified as a Solicitor in 2008 and joined Birketts in January 2022. Tom is a Partner in our Family Team and heads up our London Family Department.
Tom is a family lawyer and has accrued over 15 years of experience working at top tier firms, including Payne Hicks Beach (having worked very closely with Fiona Shackleton) and Vardags. Tom is also a member of Resolution.
Tom advises clients on all issues resulting from the breakdown of a marriage, civil partnership, or co-habitation, to include both financial and children matters, as well as pre and post-nuptial agreements and co-habitation agreements. Tom has significant experience in dealing with complex and high-value financial disputes (from the low millions to hundreds of millions), often involving trusts, and jurisdictional issues. He also advises on private children matters including residence and contact disputes, leave to remove cases, and financial claims on behalf of unmarried parents ("Schedule 1", Children Act claims).
Tom’s client base tends to comprise high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals and his focus is always to try to conclude matters promptly and with the minimum of cost and acrimony.