Tom is the partner who heads up our Private Client team in Oxford. His appointment with the firm in 2011 has, effectively, brought him home. He originally qualified with Marshall & Galpin, who merged with Withy King in 2008, before heading to Boodle Hatfield and then Manches where he became a partner.
Being Oxford born and bred, Tom is very close to the needs and concerns of his clients and their families and has the advantage of working with a network of expert teams based across our regional offices. The legal directories praise him for being 'astute and approachable' and 'capable and diplomatic', qualities that can help make the difficult process of making a Will or administering an estate so much easier to deal with. Chambers and Partners UK 2013 describe Tom as 'valued for his work on the complete spectrum of private client matters, where he is seen as "a very sensible source of advice."
“My job can often bring me in to contact with clients at very difficult or emotional times in their lives. I work closely with my colleagues across our firm sorting out and managing appropriate trusts or setting up powers of attorney that can often be overlooked at a time when they are really needed. It’s all about being prepared and planning for the future so that when the time comes, we can help to save any unnecessary stress or worry.”
Tom advises on a broad range of issues including;
- Inheritance Tax
- Powers of attorney
- Court of Protection
- Probate and estate administration
- Trusts and estate planning.