Thomas Pavey



"Brilliant at what he does"

Previous Client

"Extremely competent and professional... compassionate and perceptive"

Previous Client

Thomas has wide experience in all aspects of family law with particular emphasis on financial issues following divorce. He also specialises in complex child related matters including child contact and residence applications, and overseas relocation applications.

He’s worked extensively instructing lawyers in different jurisdictions, and has managed a range of long-running, complicated cases, requiring long-term strategic planning and detailed implementation.

In 2022, he won a Citywealth Future Leaders Award, which recognises emerging talent and social contribution in young professionals in the wealth management industry.

Thomas joined the firm in February 2015, having trained and worked at Irwin Mitchell.  He studied History at the University of Nottingham, before taking his professional examinations at Nottingham Law School and gaining a distinction. He qualified in 2014. He is a member of Resolution.


  • Thomas successfully resisted an application made against his client for an order that the client pay the other side’s legal costs of the divorce and financial remedy proceedings.
  • Assisted a father with successfully resisting allegations of child neglect made by his ex-partner and securing firm and regular contact arrangements with his young daughter.
  • Successfully resisted, both at first instance and on appeal, a husband’s application to terminate his client’s on-going entitlement to spousal maintenance.
  • Played an instrumental role in an international case securing an urgent Hemain injunction (preventing the husband pursuing proceedings in a foreign country).
  • Acted for a husband in a case where ‘non-matrimonial’ assets were at the forefront of legal arguments for a significant departure from an equal division.
  • Involved in extremely difficult and hard-fought case concerning children, where there were allegations of parental alienation and drug abuse, as well as other mental-health issues affecting the parents.
  • Undertook a lengthy case in the High Court involving Russian nationals of significant wealth where all the assets were owned by offshore trusts.

Professional Testimonials

Client Testimonials


These are some of Thomas's testimonials from previous clients.

  • Tom’s brilliant at what he does. He treats each client as an individual, fights their corner and ensures they understand the legal process without sugar coating the options. Previous Client
  • Your professional but personal approach really helped me. You were clear as to what to expect and realistic in the potential outcome, so we never had to go to trial. Previous Client
  • Not only was he extremely competent and professional but also very compassionate and perceptive thorough the proceedings.Previous Client
  • His attention to detail, writing skills, ability to summarise complex issues into constructive arguments were all exceptional. Previous Client