Tom is an an associate in the trust and estate disputes team.
Tom acts for both claimants and defendants on a range of matters including:
- claims pursuant to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 ('The 1975 Act')
- will disputes
- administration disputes
- the removal of executors or trustees
- property trust disputes
Tom qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and joined Russell-Cooke in February 2018.
- Acting for an executor of an estate in a successful application in the High Court to remove a co-executor under Section 50 of the Administration of Justice Act 1985.
- Acting on behalf of three adult children of the deceased, all of whom were protected parties, in a claim pursuant to the 1975 Act. The claim settled following mediation.
- Acting for an adult child of the deceased defending a potential claim pursuant to the 1975 Act
- Acting for a child of the deceased defending a challenge to the validity of his late mother's will on the grounds of want of execution, want of capacity and want of knowledge and approval.
- Acting for a claimant in a property trust dispute with a former partner who refused to acknowledge his beneficial interest. Issued proceedings seeking a declaration of his beneficial interest. The claim settled at mediation.
Tom graduated from the University of Southampton with a first-class honours degree in History, before completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Bloomsbury.