Tom Powles

Tom has practiced family law since he qualified in 2003. Since then, he has developed specialisms in multiple areas of family law, including Children + Childcare cases, where he represents children, parents and relatives, and also matters concerning domestic abuse. He regularly helps clients in separating their finances following the end of a relationship or marriage.

After joining us in 2011, Tom was appointed head of the Childcare + Domestic Abuse departments a year later.

Tom advises on surrogacy queries and assists LGBT clients on adoption, donor conception and separation.

Tom is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme and is a Resolution accredited specialist.

He is also a qualified family mediator and a member of the Family Mediators Association.


  • Law Practice Course from the University of the West of England
  • Law (LLB) from the University of the West of England
  • "Tom and Gemma were very helpful in what was an uncomfortable family situation. Their advice was always clear and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble."
    Mr + Mrs LloydFamily Matters Client
  • "Tom, I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help in securing me access to my children last year. I have enjoyed contact with my daughter as set out in the contact order."
    Mr SFamily Matters Client
  • "Tom makes it his personal responsibility to ensure his clients receive the very best attention and standard of service possible."
    AnonFamily Matters Client
  • "Tom, I am just overwhelmed by the kindness, patience and care that you have shown in dealing with my case, I know that you have worked extremely hard and conscientiously, I am amazed, thank you."
    RebekahFamily Matters Client
  • "Thank you for what you have done for me, my first experience of dealing with a solicitor has been a positive and easy ride."
    ShareenaFamily Matters Client