Thomas Harvey


Has a strong matrimonial finance practice for one of his call and has represented parties at all levels up to the Court of Appeal. He has particular expertise in cases concerning the interplay between agreements to compromise and subsequent claims for financial relief, and is noted for having appeared in cases unled. Strengths: "His written work is of an incredibly high standard. He is able to put clients at ease within seconds of meeting him. Simply brilliant!" "His attention to detail is excellent and he is very responsive." "He really rolls up his sleeves and works hard. He is full of common sense and fights his client's corner."

Chambers and Partners 2021


Thomas is instructed across the full spectrum of matrimonial finance and private law children matters.

He has a particular interest in cases involving agreements between parties, having co-written the Rayden and Jackson chapter on agreements with Nicholas Cusworth QC.

Thomas is now building a broad family law practice with a particular emphasis on cases with an international element. He was instructed as junior counsel in Chai v Peng [2015] 2 FLR 412 and 424, a two-week trial in the High Court concerning issues estoppel, jurisdiction, and forum conveniens.


Financial remedies and private children law.

Chai v PengĀ (Estoppel: Foreign Judgment) (No1) [2015] 2 FLR 412

Chai v PengĀ (Jurisdiction: Forum Conveniens) (No2) [2015] 2 FLR 424

Thomas is a contributor to Rayden and Jackson.

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member of Resolution
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Redruth School
  • Keble College, University of Oxford (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
  • Oxford Brookes University (GDL)
  • Kaplan Law School (BPTC)

Prior to coming to the Bar, Tom spent three years as a full-time athlete training out of the GB Rowing High Performance Centre at Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames. He can still, on occasion, be spotted paddling through Hammersmith Bridge with Thames RC.