He advises clients on all issues resulting from the breakdown of a marriage/civil partnership or co-habitation, to include both financial and children matters. Tom has significant experience of dealing with complex financial disputes (often involving trusts), jurisdictional issues, as well as pre/post-nuptial agreements. Tom also advises on private children matters including residence/contact disputes and leave to remove cases and financial claims on behalf of unmarried parents.
Cases of interest include:
- MCJ v MAJ (Financial Provision: Treatment of Non-Matrimonial Property)  EWHC 1672 (Fam)
- H v C  2 FLR 1540
- CMEC v Mitchell  EWCA Civ. 333
Professional Memberships include:
- The Law Society (including the Family and Junior Lawyers’ Divisions)
- Resolution (Association of family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of disputes)
Qualified 2008, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2011, promoted to Associate 2019.
Tom is a mentor for law students through the firm’s partnership with Coram’s Fields and is Treasurer of his children’s local primary school, Belleville Primary School in Wandsworth.
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