Thomas Harvey

Call
2013

"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

Practice

Tom is described in the legal directories as “utterly brilliant for his level” with a “strong matrimonial finance practice”.

His practice is focused on complex financial remedy work and he has represented clients at all levels up to the Court of Appeal. Alongside his busy practice, Tom is regularly led by silks in cases concerning substantial assets and/or and complex issues. His cases frequently involve:

  • Disputes over jurisdiction
  • High net worth individuals
  • Offshore and corporate/trust structures
  • Disputed valuation evidence
  • Allegations of non-disclosure
  • Issues of privilege

He has a particular expertise in cases involving pre/post-nuptial agreements and co-authored the chapter in the current edition of Rayden and Jackson on Relationship Breakdown, Finances and Children.

In 2019, Tom was elected to the National Executive Committee of the Family Law Bar Association. He sits on the Property and Finance sub-committee.

Financial remedies

Jurisdiction and forum non conveniens

Claims after foreign divorce under Part III of the MPA 1984

Nuptial agreements (including the drafting of pre/post-nuptial agreements)

Financial provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989

Enforcement and variation of court orders

G v T [2020] EWHC 1613 (Fam)

Haskell v Haskell [2019] EWHC 3434 (Fam)

FW v FH [2019] EWHC 1338 (Fam)

Hammoud v Al Zawiwi [2019] EWHC 697 (Fam)

Hammoud v Al Zawiwi [2019] EWHC 736 (Fam)

Chai v Peng (Jurisdiction: Forum Conveniens) (No2) [2014] EWHC 3518 (Fam)

Chai v Peng (Estoppel: Foreign Judgment) (No1) [2014] EWHC 3519 (Fam)

Co-author of chapter on pre/post nuptial agreements in the current edition of Rayden and Jackson on Relationship Breakdown, Finances and Children (2016, Butterworths)

National Executive Committee of the Family Law Bar Association

Affiliate Member of Resolution

Inner Temple

  • Redruth School
  • Keble College, University of Oxford (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)
  • Oxford Brookes University (GDL)
  • Kaplan Law School (BPTC)

“Tom is utterly brilliant for his level. His notes are fabulous, he has superb client skills, he is hard working, and you can send him on a case where you know you’ve got a fierce opponent – even though he’s young you just know he’ll be fine.”

Chambers and Partners 2020

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. More recently, Tom dipped his toe into the world of long-distance triathlon, racing at Ironman Hamburg in 2018.