Tom is a solicitor and a mediator. He specialises in any issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship between married couples, civil partners and unmarried couples. These may be discussing any division of individual or joint assets, where any children should live or how they should proceed with a divorce.
Tom advises a variety of individuals on financial matters. He often represents client with a high earning capacity and those with a high net worth, be that as a result of business interests, inheritance, trusts or overseas assets. Many of his cases have an international element and he is able to assist in advising on Spanish assets in particular as he speaks Spanish.
Tom regularly deals with children disputes between parents or other family members, including when one parent may wish to leave England or Wales, or if a child has been abducted and taken overseas.
Tom focuses on trying to resolve matters without going to Court wherever possible, and establishing a dialogue between parties, as this often results in a far more amicable settlement for a family. This is not always possible though, and Tom is also an experienced advocate, and often appears on behalf of his clients in Court.
Tom joined Goodman Ray’s Divorce and Matrimonial Finance Department in August 2015, having spent over 4 years working at a family firm in the West End. He studied Law and Spanish at the University of Sheffield and is a fluent Spanish speaker having also studied Law at The University of Granada in Spain.
Goodman Ray is one of the UK’s top family law firms with a reputation for excellence in children law. Our expert team includes leading children lawyers and specialists in all legal aspects of relationships. The firm is listed in both Chambers & Partners 2015 and the Legal 500, 2014.