Thomas joined Goughs in April 2015 and was made a Partner in 2016. Previously Thomas studied at Jesus College, Oxford and the University of the West of England before completing his legal training with Burges Salmon.
He is an experienced family law specialist and advises a wide range of clients, both married and unmarried, on the implications of relationship breakdown, including the following:
- Divorce and separation
- The resolution of financial claims, often involving complex issues, involving businesses, trusts and pensions
- Cohabitation agreements, separation agreements and pre and post marital agreements; and disputes involving children.
- Thomas has a particular interest in separation and the impact it has on the farming community.
Thomas is a member of Resolution and sits on both regional and national Resolution committees. As such he advocates a non-confrontational approach to the resolution of disputes wherever possible. He regularly organises training for professionals interested in family law.
Outside work, Thomas is a Governor of King Edward's School in Bath, he is Vice President of the Bath Old Edwardians' RFC and supporter of Bath RFC and Lansdown Cricket Club.
Where did you grow up?
What was your first job?
Room service at the Royal Crescent Hotel
What are your hobbies?
Sport, particularly rugby, cookery and running around after our two children
What is your favourite food?
Varies as it is always context specific, but it is hard to beat a family Sunday roast
What is your favourite drink?
Usually beer but it is hard to beat a good Burgundy
What is your favourite film?
Withnail and I
What is your favourite group/artist?
Never constant, currently Hozier
What is your favourite book?
Pooh and the Philosophers
Bath beating Leicester in the rugby, eating, drinking and laughing with friends and travel
Leicester beating Bath, Okra
Any personal ambitions?
To improve on my foreign language skills