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Tom Brownrigg

Partner & Accredited Mediator


Tom is incredibly reassuring and able to deal with every aspect of the issues and concerns that come up, meaning clients feel supported.
Legal 500 - 2024
Thomas Brownrigg is one of the most impressive lawyers I have worked with. He is equally talented at both children and finance work and this means clients facing both issues have continuity with their representation. He has fantastic knowledge of the law and is a master strategist.’
Legal 500 - 2024
Thomas Brownrigg is technically brilliant with a fine attention to detail. Speaks with calmness and authority that sets the clients at ease.
Tom is a really good mediator, steady calm and a safe pair of hands.
Tom Brownrigg is a very good mediator and I would thoroughly endorse his skills.
Working with Thomas Brownrigg I had confidence that we would reach a resolution and were treated as individuals where I felt other firms would have not done so as readily
Tom Brownrigg is a star in the making. He has a fantastic knowledge of the law coupled with excellent client handling skills and good judgement. I'd trust him on any finance or children case however complicated.
The Legal 500 2023
Thomas Brownrigg has notable strength in handling maintenance claims. He has additional experience in acting on nuptial agreements, financial remedy disputes and cases involving domestic violence allegations. He has expertise in both domestic and cross-border matters.
Chambers & Partners 2023
Tom is dedicated and gets a quick grasp of the personalities and issues involved in cases with complex dynamics.
Chambers & Partners 2023
He ensures his communication is excellent throughout and he retains a view of the big picture while also considering the detail.
Chambers & Partners 2023
The advice and careful approach that Thomas has really makes you feel comfortable and in control of things.
Chambers & Partners 2023
He listens to both parties and guides them with a practical approach.
Chambers & Partners 2023
Thomas Brownrigg is a standout family lawyer for finance and children disputes. Very good with cohabitation and modern family cases. Technically brilliant with a fine attention to detail. Tremendous lateral thinker. Extremely good at negotiation. Always popular with clients.
Legal 500 2023
Tom Brownrigg is a mediator who I would recommend without hesitation. He is bright whilst remaining approachable and I have received very positive feedback as to how Tom is able to manage difficult personalities within a mediation setting.
Legal 500 2023
Clients speak very highly of Tom Brownrigg. He understands clients and mediates both children and finance cases. He is a very safe pair of hands and someone who has the experience and skill to help clients solve even the trickiest of issues.
Legal 500 2023
Thomas Brownrigg is an excellent mediator, capable of dealing with extremely complex financial situations including significant overseas assets.
Legal 500 2019


Brownrigg, Thomas


Tom is a solicitor and a mediator in Goodman Ray’s Divorce and Matrimonial Finance Department based in London and Brighton. 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. He regularly deals with international issues and high-net worth clients.

Tom has been an accredited by the Family Mediation Council to undertake All Issues Mediation, and is also a child-inclusive mediator. He conducts mediation for a variety of different individuals regarding both children and financial issues and is a big proponent of the mediation process for resolving family disputes. He can conduct MIAMs as well as mediations.

He is also a member of Resolution and a Resolution Accredited Specialist in Complex Financial and Property Matters for high income households or where there are substantial assets. This is in addition to being accredited for Children Law where there are disputes between parents or relatives. He is a trained collaborative lawyer too, which involves working closely in person with both parties and their lawyers to resolve issues.

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 because of business interests, asset protection, inheritance, trusts or overseas assets. Many of his cases have an international element and he can 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. He specialises in a number of issue-resolution options to offer the best option for his clients. He finds 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. He qualified as a solicitor in November 2009 after training and subsequently being taken on as a solicitor at a regional firm in Yorkshire.



  • The Legal 500
  • Chambers & Partners
  • Spears
  • CityWealth Leaders List
  • Accredited by the Family Mediation Council for All Issues Mediation
  • Accredited by the Family Mediation Council for Child-Inclusive Mediation
  • Trained Resolution Collaborative Lawyer
  • Resolution Accredited Specialist for: Complex Financial and Property Matters (high income households and substantial assets); Private Children Matters.



  • “Thank you so much for your hard work and commitment. I really appreciate your professionalism and the high quality of your service. One more time, from the bottom of my heart, thank you Tom.”
  • “Thank you for all your help at the beginning of the year. It was a very difficult/stressful time for myself. You handled the whole situation with such kindness and understanding”.
  • “I’d like to thank you and your team in Goodman Ray for all your advice and professional services, you made a very unpleasant episode in my life so much easier to manage and cope with.”


Professional Membership:

  • Co-Chair of Resolution’s Innovation Committee
  • Member of Sussex Family Solutions
  • Member of Resolution
  • Member of Family Mediators Association
  • Member of Family Mediation Council
  • Member of Brightpod


Reported Cases:

  • W (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 1362


Published Articles:

  • The Queen’s Speech and Brexit [2017] FAM LAW 802
  • Brexit and family law [2017] 47 Fam Law 1169
  • The use and evolution of mediation in child abduction cases in Europe, and England and Wales [2018] IFLG
  • Innovative solutions to family issues: Co-parenting tools. Resolution Review 206
  • Firms of the Future. Resolution Review 214