Tom Duggins

Partner

He is one of the best lawyers of his generation. He is exceptionally bright. He keeps his opponents and counsel he instructs on their toes with his quick thinking and strategic dynamism

Samantha Singer, Queen Elizabeth Buildings

Tom has a strong strategic mind and gives realistic advice which secures great results. He is an extremely effective litigator and an even better negotiator.

Cyrus Larizadeh QC

Tom advises on all areas of family law, with an emphasis on financial claims that arise on divorce. He frequently advises on wealth protection via nuptial and cohabitation agreements. He has particular experience in complex cases concerning substantial family wealth and those with an international element. Separate to financial issues, he advises on all private children law matters, from disputes about parental arrangements and financial claims to the relocation of children across jurisdictions.

Before joining the firm as a partner in 2018, Tom spent 10 years in the family law department of Charles Russell. He studied Law at the London School of Economics and qualified in 2008. He is a member of Resolution.

Highlights

  • Tom acted for the husband in a widely reported case in which the terms of a restrictive pre-nuptial agreement were successfully overturned.
  • Tom has sought and obtained freezing injunctions in many cases, most recently concerning assets of around £60m.
  • Tom acted for one of the parties in the first case to reach the Court of Appeal concerning the division of finances following the dissolution of a civil partnership.
  • Tom acted for the husband in the case which established that Saudi Arabian Talaqs are capable of recognition in England and Wales, which led to an extremely beneficial outcome to the client in the financial settlement.

Professional Testimonials

  • He is commercially savvy in the legal analysis of his cases and has personal gravitas and authority in dealing with his clients, to which they in turn respond well and with respect, as well as with appreciation. Tim Amos QC, Queen Elizabeth Buildings
  • Tom’s experience, legal knowledge, sound judgment, eye for detail, tactical acumen, charm and tenacity in obtaining the best outcomes for his clients make him someone in whom any client can repose absolute confidence, and rest safe in the knowledge they are instructing one of the best of the new generation of specialists in the family law field. Harry Oliver, 1 Kings Bench Walk
  • Through his firm but holistic approach he is able to reduce the temperature in his cases and thus removing conflict where possible. He is my first choice for referrals in both complex children and money cases including those with an international element. Cyrus Larizadeh QC, 4 Paper Buildings Vice Chair of the Family Law Bar Association
  • His intellectual might is complemented by his first class client care. His clients’ interests are at the heart of his thinking and he never shrinks from asserting their needs. He provides the perfect combination of skill, experience and personality for success in today’s complex family law environment. Samantha Singer, Queen Elizabeth Buildings

Client Testimonials

  • You were very kind and helpful at a time that I needed someone who was level headed and professional to guide me through a very daunting process
  • Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so efficient, patient, empathetic and fun to work with. You have kept me calm under horrible circumstances and have helped keep me going over the last grim 15 months.
  • I just wanted to thank you for all your help, sage advice, and never-ending patience.
  • A massive thank you for all the support, encouragement and understanding you have shown me in regards to your handling of my case from the start.