Thomas Harvey



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.