Tom Quinn


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I have only the highest praise for the extraordinary Tom Quinn: for his accessibility, legal expertise and empathy throughout the period of my divorce. During those times when situations became unpleasant or complicated, Tom was always there and quickly resolved any problems. I could not have wished for a nicer person to help and guide me through a very traumatic time in my life.

Anna, former client

Experience

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.

Reported cases include:

  • MCJ v MAJ (Financial Provision: Treatment of Non-Matrimonial Property) [2016] EWHC 1672 (Fam)
  • H v C [2009] 2 FLR 1540
  • CMEC v Mitchell [2010] EWCA Civ. 333
     

Other Information

Tom is a contributor to the trade press, most recently having completed a Q&A for Lexis Nexis focusing on the impact of coronavirus on financial provision.

Tom graduated from Cardiff University with a BSc in Economics, Banking, and Finance, before undertaking his GDL and LPC at the University of West England.

Tom enjoys films, food, endurance sports, and spending time with his family.

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